"It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, serving God and all mankind.” Saint Josemaría
"It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, serving God and all mankind.”
In 2009 Gerardo, who is 31-years-old and deaf and blind, traveled the Way of Saint James from Roncesvalles to Compostela on a tandem tricycle. This was the start of a group of volunteers who guide their copilots suffering from various types of limitations on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. For this date, the newsletter of the archdiocese of Atlanta approached the offices of Rosary Makers of America, a training program started by Nicholas Kemdi Ihenacho, a doctor who met Opus Dei in Nigeria.
Thanks to the impetus of cooperators of Opus Dei, a neighborhood initiative began in Brazil to help needy people during the ongoing pandemic.
Lauan University Center volunteers collected and distributed food and care packages to jeepney drivers and their families whose incomes were drastically cut by the pandemic restrictions.
Thanks to the generosity of many people and organizations, since June 1 the Austral Solidarity Covid Hospital has been caring for gravely ill coronavirus patients without health insurance.
Ella, a recent graduate, shares her experience in assisting the needy in Benin City. Despite being in Calabar, she was able to work remotely in organizing a team of volunteers in Benin to provide palliatives and health and safety measures to some indigent people in Benin City.
On retiring, Joy and Tony Tañada found in farming, farm management, and rural living a world of beauty, simplicity, and productivity.
After an exhausting flight from their burnt-out hometown, two Ukrainian mothers and their children have found shelter in Hohewand conference center in Austria.
When Marianella Mendoza realized how serious the impact of the pandemic in the Philippines was on the daily wage earners in her town, she asked herself: "Was God asking me to go beyond my comfort zone?"
"Stuff" is a conversation with seven couples from a variety of countries and backgrounds, but with a single shared concern: that their children form healthy relationships with material goods and learn how to use them responsibly.
One afternoon while taking a walk with my wife and young son – recounts Reyes, a retired language teacher in Granada – a man playing the accordion on a street corner came up to me and gave me a big hug, thanking me for the classes I gave him in prison.
Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz took part in the second edition of “Harambee Covid-19 Conversations,” a series of discussions among health care professionals from Africa, Europe and Latin America.
We share some reflections from Fr. Carlos Núñez, Vicar of the Delegation of Monterrey, Mexico, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Ciudad de los Niños (City of the Children), a social initiative that, with its work of education and formation, has helped many families with limited financial means find happiness.
The students of Los Cerros (a school in Colombia), in collaboration with the Food Bank, have collected more than 9,600 cans of food that will be distributed to vulnerable families in Bogota.
When COVID-19 struck last year, a university professor mobilized her friends to assist the nearby Aeta communities, the earliest known inhabitants of the Philippines.
Despite the many ways that COVID-19 has made life unpredictable, students at Oakcrest School in Virginia have continued doing all they can to serve the needy.
In the Raval neighborhood of Barcelona, half of the people are immigrants and unemployment is over 30%. Nuria recounts what she is doing at Terral to help as many of these people as possible.
Dita, from Portugal, writes about an initiative to connect by phone with elderly people who are suffering from loneliness during COVID-19. Many new friendships have resulted.