Tag: Poverty

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Sharing in Jesus' Poverty

Sharing in Jesus' Poverty

October 4 is the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, a good opportunity to meditate on the Christian virtue of poverty. "Love and practise poverty of spirit," wrote Saint Josemaria. "Be content with what enables you to live a simple and sober life. Otherwise, you will never be an apostle."

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

St Josemaria's first trip to Latin America was in May 1970. Guadalupe is not only a shrine visited by nearly thirty million people every year; it embodies the faith of the whole country in union with their Virgen Morena, the brown-skinned Virgin.

Consumerism

In a get-together with many thousands of people in Madrid in 1993, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo stressed the importance of living the virtue of poverty and learning how to say "no" to ourselves.

Documentation

Mr Jose Escriva's business collapses

Mr Jose Escriva was Josemaria's dad. His business collapsed, and he had to take a job in Logroño. The family moved there in 1915. This segment is from an animated film on St. Josemaría's early life.

Among the Poor and the Sick

Among the Poor and the Sick

Among the poor, the sick, and the children, he sought the strength needed to set in motion the immense project that God had placed on his shoulders that day. It was a school of suffering where his soul would be tempered to its mission.