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“I really needed this,” was the comment of one priest at the end of the week. Like many priests busy with their pastoral work, he knew how to give...

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Every day with new enthusiasm

On 17th January 1906 Tomás Alvira was born in Villanueva de Gállego, the village of his father and grandfather, a few kilometres from Saragossa. His...

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From Wednesday the 3rd of October until Sunday 28th, 260 bishops and 36 youth are meeting in Rome to discuss and advise the Pope on how the Church can...

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“We... wish to look through unclouded eyes”

How beautiful is holy purity! But it is not holy, nor pleasing to God, if we separate it from charity. Charity is the seed that will grow and yield rich fruit under the fertile rain of purity. Without charity, purity is barren, and its sterile waters turn the soul into a swamp, into a cesspool from which rises the stench of pride. (The Way, 119)

We know full well that theological charity is the highest virtue. But chastity is a means sine qua non, an indispensable condition if we are to establish an intimate dialogue with God. When people do not keep to it, when they give up the fight, they end up becoming blind. They can no longer see anything, because 'the animal man ...