Feast of St Josemaria

Mass of St Josemaria in Sydney

Mass of St Josemaria in Sydney

On Monday 27 June, a Mass was celebrated in honor of St Josemaria at St Mary's Cathedral. Despite the cold conditions, the Cathedral was full, with many young people in attendance. The principal celebrant was Bishop Peter Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay. Here is a transcript of his homily:

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“We do not look upon the world with a frown”

Our being children of God, I insist, leads us to have a contemplative spirit in the midst of all human activities; to be light, salt and leaven through our prayer, through our mortification, through our knowledge of religion and of our profession. We will carry out this aim: the more within the world we are, the more we must be God's. (The Forge, 740)

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