Number of articles: 52

What is the Angelus and how do you pray it?

The Angelus is a prayer in which we contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation, the event by which "the Son of God became man in order to make us God." It is a short pause in our day-to-day activity, immersing us in the intimacy of our Lady and the Blessed Trinity.

Doctrinal Articles

Mother of God and Our Mother

This homily by St. Josemaría, published in "Friends of God," was given on October 11, 1964, then the feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is celebrated on January 1 and commemorates the dogma of the Mary's divine Maternity.

Pray with Saint Josemaría

What is the Rosary?

What is the Rosary, and where does it come from? Answers to some common questions about this Marian prayer. "Dear young people, learn to pray to Mary with the simple and effective prayer of the Rosary; dear sick people, may our Lady be your support in the trial of pain" (Pope Francis, General Audience of May 3, 2017).

Doctrinal Articles

A Marian Month: Praying with Pope Francis

Pope Francis has asked people to pray the Rosary daily in May for the end of the pandemic. Thirty representative shrines throughout the world will guide the Marian prayer, which will be broadcast live on the official channels of the Holy See at 6:00 pm (Rome time) every day.

Fostering Interior Life

The Annunciation: Mary Draws out our Ability to Love (Audio)

A short meditation by Fr. Eric Nicolai of Toronto, Canada.

Fostering Interior Life

Beseeching our Lady for the Church

In a 1987 Letter, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo asks us to feel "the urgency to take upon our own shoulders the needs of the Church, dedicating our entire life."

Documentation

"Totus Tuus!"

John Paul II entrusted his life to Mary with these words: "Totus tuus ego sum!" (I am all yours). In this month dedicated to our Lady, we offer some words from the new Saint on God's Mother. With link to "How to pray the Rosary" and "Story of St. Josemaria's first pilgrimage to Sonsoles."

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Our Lady's Power of Intercession

During a 1987 get-together with farm workers in Mexico, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo speaks about our Lady's great power of intercession before God.

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Devotion to our Lady

"Jesus can't say no to his Mother," insisted Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, in a get-together in Boston in 1988.

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“And the Angels render homage unto her”

Almighty God, Omnipotent and Infinitely Wise, had to choose his Mother. What would you have done, if you had had to choose yours? I think that you and I would have chosen the mother we have, filling her with all graces. That is what God did: and that is why, after the Blessed Trinity, comes Mary.

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