At a general audience before 16,000 people on October 29, John Paul II stated that "with the month of October, the Year of the Rosary comes to a close." His remarks follow.
Cardinal Julián Herranz was one of 30 cardinals named in the October 21 consistory. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts speaks in several interviews of his admiration for John Paul II and of his life in Opus Dei.
“Dear young people: today more than ever the world needs your cheerfulness and your service, your clean life and your work, your courage and your self-giving” (John Paul II). Excerpts from the Pope’s speeches to participants in the UNIV youth congresses since 1979.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, beatified by John Paul II this past Sunday, searched for "union with Christ, who awaits his disciples, and consoles and blesses them in their poverty and charity." An article by the postulator of the cause of St. Josemaría Escrivá published by La Razón.
One December morning in 1931, Fr. Josemaría dashed off this small book in one sitting, just after celebrating Mass. He poured into these pages an example of his way of meditating the mysteries of the life of Jesus and Mary, and of reciting the Rosary. Parting with his reader, he confides, “My friend: I have told you just part of my secret. It is up to you, with God’s help, to discover the rest. Take courage. Be faithful. Become little (...) If you say the Rosary in this way, you will learn to pray well.”
Bishop Javier Echevarría ordained seven new priests, from five countries, in a ceremony at the sanctuary of Torreciudad, on Sunday, August 31.