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          • No. 48 / January - June 2009  


Africa: Land of Hope

Holy See

  The Roman Pontiff
Message to those taking part in the Rosary at the Sixth World Family Conference in Mexico City (January 17, 2009)
Homily on the publication of the Instrumentum Laboris of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, Amadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaoundé, Cameroon (March 19, 2009)
Address at the gathering with young people, Dos Coqueiros Stadium, Luanda, Angola (March 21, 2009)
General Audience, Rome (April 8, 2009)
Celebration of Vespers in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth (May 14, 2009)
Words on his visit to the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem (May 15, 2009)
Farewell Address at the close of the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, at Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel (May 15, 2009)
Letter convoking a Year for Priests commemorating the 150th anniversary of St. John Marie Vianney’s death, Rome (June 19, 2009)
Homily inaugurating the Year for Priests, Vatican Basilica, Rome, Italy (June 19, 2009)
Homily closing the Pauline Year, Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome (June 28, 2009)
  The Roman Curia
Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments granting the celebration of the optional memorial of St. Josemaría Escrivá on June 26 in the dioceses of Austria (January 9, 2009)
Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary granting special indulgences on the occasion of the Year of the Priesthood (April 25, 2009)

From the Prelate and the Auxiliary Vicar

  Establishment of New Circumscriptions
New circumscriptions
  Activities of the Prelate
Pastoral trips
Diaconal and Priestly ordinations
  Pastoral Letters
January 2009
May 2009
June 2009
At the diaconal ordination of two faithful of the Prelature, Church of St. Josemaría, Rome (February 21, 2009)
At the Mass in suffrage for Bishop Álvaro del Portillo, Gymnasium of the University of Navarra, Spain (March 23, 2009)
At the Mass in suffrage for Bishop del Portillo, Basilica of St. Eugene, Rome (March 30, 2009)
At the Missa in Coena Domini of Holy Thursday, Prelatic Church of Our Lady of Peace, Rome (April 9, 2009)
At the Easter vigil, Prelatic Church of Our Lady of Peace, Rome (April 11, 2009)
At the ordination of 30 deacons of the Prelature, St. Eugene’s Basilica (May 23, 2009)
At the Feast of St. Josemaría, St. Eugene's Basilica, (June 26, 2009)
Presentation at the Fourth Conference on “Catholics and Public Life,” Bilbao, Spain (March 21, 2009)
Message on the Abruzzo earthquake, Italy (April 6, 2009)
  Articles and Interviews
Interview granted to Przewodnik Katolicki, Poznan, Poland (June 7, 2009)
Interview granted to BBC World, London (June 18, 2009)
Message regarding the Year of the Priesthood (June 19, 2009)
Interview granted to Quotidiano di Sicilia, Italy (June 27, 2009)

About saint Josemaría

Eucharistic celebrations on the feast of St. Josemaría
Historical Institute of St. Josemaría Escrivá: third volume of Studia et Documenta
Publishing news
Commemorative ceremonies in honor of St. Josemaría


Pontifical appointments
New Centers of the Prelature
Masses in suffrage for the soul of Don Álvaro
First session of the processes on the life, virtues, and reputation for holiness of the married couple Tomás Alvira and Paquita Domínguez (February 19, 2009)
Conclusion of the investigative phase of the canonization process of the Servant of God José María Hernández Garnica (March 17, 2009)
First session of the process on the life, virtues, and reputation for sanctity of the Servant of God Encarnita Ortega Pardo (March 26, 2009)
Other news


Laguna center for palliative care
  In Brief
Syndey, Australia -- Dialogues on Temperance
Taboão, Brazil -- Caring for the environment
Madrid, Spain -- Lecture on John Paul II’s Letter to Artists
New Zealand -- Educating by Example
Paris, France -- Spiritual guidance
Bao Loc, Vietnam -- Rehabilitation of a home for orphans
London, England -- Science and Faith at the Thomas More Institute
Valencia, Spain -- Cultures of solidarity
Betulia, Mexico -- ‘El Salto’ begins activities
Arcozelo, Portugal -- Conference for priests in Enxomil
Toledo, Spain -- Presentation of the Review Studia et Documenta
Londrina, Brazil -- The Family in Public Opinion
San Martinho do Porto, Portugal -- Taking advantage of Mardi Gras vacations
Montevideo, Uruguay -- At the University of Montevideo
San José, Costa Rica -- Theological and Pedagogical Culture of the Faith
Couvrelles, France -- Family Day in Couvrelles
San José, Costa Rica -- A workshop on fashions and personality
São Paulo, Brazil -- Horizons Program
Ljubljana, Slovenia -- First Course on Family Development
Valencia, Spain -- Communications media and Christian values
La Réunion, France -- First retreat on the island
Pratânia, Brazil -- A social project with the municipality
Larache, Morocco -- Expedition Xauish

In Pace

Suffrages for the Deceased

A Study

Apostolicity of the Church and Apostolate of the Lay Faithful
Precedent issues
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Josemaría Escrivá - Founder of Opus Dei
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