Talking to God
Our Lord says: ‘I give you a new commandment: Love one another. By this love everyone will know that you are my disciples’.
And Saint Paul: ‘Carry each other’s troubles and you fulfil the law of Christ’.
I have nothing to add.
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
In 2012 I was 16 and was in the fourth year of the Baccalaureate. I failed a very important section of fundamental physics, which I found especially difficult.
I am writing from Medellin, in Colombia. I prayed a novena to St Josemaria Escriva, and I have now been working for a month in a finance company.
Py, 25, lives in Taipei, Taiwan. She works as a financial operator. “Life is about learning how to love.”
Chinasa is currently living with her husband and two lovely children in Lagos, Nigeria: "God is My Friend. He lives in my heart in grace."
Thomas, 21, lives in Tampa, Florida. He is studying history and literature at Harvard and this year is working for a Real Estate firm. “God keeps me grounded.”
He was born in Bomudi and he met St Josemaria several times. “I learnt from St Josemaria how to be a Christian in the middle of the world.”
Sofia, 27, is from Monterrey, Mexico. She works as a lawyer, wife and mother: Life "It’s a time God gives us to be happy, do his Will and follow the path that will take us to Heaven at the end of it."
Dasom is studying for a Master’s in public administration. She became a Catholic two years ago. “I tell my friends I don't know everything about God, but one thing is clear - He is generous!”
The parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Tacloban City, Philippines - an area of the country hit hard by typhoon Yolanda this past November - celebrated the feast of St. Josemaria by praying a novena to his intercession. Nida Catubao, one of the parishioners, received a special favor on the last day.
In July 1974, Saint Josemaría Escrivá was in Peru, where he had several informal meetings and get-togethers with people who worked on the land there.
Questions & Answers
In Christian usage, the word “church” designates the liturgical assembly, but also the local community or the whole universal community of believers. These three meanings are inseparable. “The Church” is the People that God gathers in the whole world.
Talking to God
We read in St Luke’s Gospel (9:59-61): “To another he said, ‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, let me first go and bury my father.’ But he said to him, ‘Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’
As in other places around the world, a Mass in honour of St Josemaria was celebrated in Dubai, on June 15, 2014. Caterina is Italian and was staying in Dubai on Sunday June 15. Afterwards she wrote to us about it.
Articles and studies
The Christian’s response, says St. Josemaría, should be “to drown evil in an abundance of good” and to open wide one’s arms to all humanity as did Jesus Christ the priest. In this second part of a study published in the journal Romana,we will consider some key ideas from the homily “Christian Respect for Persons and their Freedom” and the practice of forgiveness in contemporary society in striving to foster a culture of peace.