The Alviras: Newsletter 3

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The Alviras: Newsletter 3

The first Christians well understood the essence of the Gospel message and consequently that joy is inseparable from holiness. The Christian life –wrote Clement of ...

"The Way": 80 Years Old

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"The Way": 80 Years Old

Saint Josemaria's small book was first published on 29 September 1939. Here are some stories from East Africa about people who have come to ...

Reading the "Fifth Gospel"

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Reading the "Fifth Gospel"

Saint Jerome called the land where Jesus lived the "fifth Gospel." Martin and Jernej, university students in Germany, recount highlights from their recent visit to ...

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“Be ‘savagely sincere’ in spiritual direction”

If that dumb devil mentioned in the Gospel gets into your soul, he will spoil everything. On the other hand, if you get rid of him immediately, everything will turn out well; you will carry on merrily, and all will be well. Resolve firmly to be 'savagely sincere' in spiritual direction (always keeping your good manners) and to be sincere immediately. (The Forge, 127)

As I have already said, we all have our defects. But our defects should never be a reason for us to turn away from God's Love. Rather should they lead us to cling to that Love, sheltering within his divine goodness, as the warriors of old did by climbing into their suits of armour. Our defense is the cry ...