The Stronger Faith We All Need

To strengthen our spiritual life during this global crisis, here are some resources that could help. Check back for daily updates.

Opus Dei - The Stronger Faith We All Need

LATEST

Letter from the Prelate (1 April 2020): With Holy Week only a few days away and amid so much suffering, Mons. Ocáriz invites us to look at Christ on the Cross, who is the source of our hope.

Lent and Holy Week: The Path to Easter

A God Who Lets Things Happen? The Mystery of Evil and Suffering: Why does God allow evil? What is the meaning of suffering? Although these are mysteries we will never fully comprehend, the light of faith enables us to grasp at least part of their meaning.

Caring for the Elderly When They Need It Most: Reflections about taking care of people who are transitioning from independence to assisted living, either at home or in a facility.

What is a Plenary Indulgence? #Covid-19

FULL TEXT of Pope Francis' "Urbi et Orbi" Meditation

"He Accompanied Over a Thousand People at their Death": An article published in El Mundo about Fermin, a supernumerary of the Prelature who spent over 20 years working in paliative care as a volunteer and who died last week due to coronavirus.


FOLLOW THE POPE

This link is updated every week with the Pope's general audience on Wednesdays.

► At this link, you can always access the following (all times Rome time): the live-stream of the Pope's morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta (every morning at 7 AM); the Pope's general audience (every Wednesday at 9.30 AM); and the Angelus (every Sunday at 12 noon).

Latest updates about the Pope.


MESSAGES FROM THE PRELATE

► A message of encouragement from Mons. Fernando Ocáriz.

► In this message, the Prelate invites us to have recourse to the intercession of Saint Joseph on the occasion of his feastday.


HOLY MASS

Here are some links to online Masses which may be useful while there are no public Masses in churches.

6 tips for living the Mass better under the present circumstances.

► A reflection on the spiritual communion that Saint Josemaría often prayed.


UNDER EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

► Many are having difficulty accessing the sacraments. Here is an article to help you work through this situation: Confession: a God Who Runs to Meet Us.

Note from the Apostolic Penitentiary on Confession about the gravity of the present circumstances.

Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the possibility of special indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic.


ACCOMPANY THE SICK

► This Novena for the Sick is a way to pray with Saint Josemaría for all those who are suffering illness.

Ideas from Pope Francis about caring for the sick in our families.


INSPIRATION FOR MAKING GOOD USE OF TIME

10 Tips for Facing Quarantine

St. Josemaria: Tips For Getting Along: Maintaining family peace is not always easy if you have to spend 24-hours under the same roof. Here's some food for thought from the "saint of ordinary life".

Ideas for supporting one another and maintaining friendships at a distance.

Five Remedies Against Sadness. We have all been sad at one point. Is there a trick for overcoming sorrow and recovering our smile?

Snow-covered Volcanos: Did you know Saint Josemaria spent months in forced confinement during the Spanish Civil War?

Podcast for young people: Listen to fellow peers who are finding ways to take advantage of this period in the best possible way. Tune in now to Corona: Use it, Don't Lose it.


AUDIO MEDITATIONS

► A selection of meditations by different priests of Opus Dei to "inflame" your prayer, wherever you are.

Most recent:


Other meditations:




Looking for shorter options?

10 Minutes with Jesus: Daily podcast reflections to inspire your prayer.


GOSPEL COMMENTARIES

► Here you can read a commentary on Sunday's Gospel.