On this day

1958.8.9

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During a visit to London in 1958 St Josemaría experienced the weight of his own weakness. “I can’t, Lord, I can’t!” he said in prayer. Later he remarked, “It was true: alone, I wouldn’t achieve any results. Without God, I couldn’t even lift a straw off the ground. (…) Suddenly, in a street where people from all over the world were coming and going, I felt the power of God’s arm: ‘You can do nothing, but I can do everything; you are ineptitude, but I am Omnipotence. I will be with you, and there will be effectiveness! We will lead souls to happiness, to unity! (…) Here too we will sow peace and joy in abundance!’”