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Footprints of our faith collection

The completed collection of Footprints of our Faith in epub format “to come close to our Lord through the pages of the Holy Gospel, I always recommend you to try and get inside each scene and take part in it like another of the people there” (Friends of God, 222). This collection will help to make the places where Christ lived on earth more widely known and will also serve as useful guide to those who are able to visit the Holy Places for themselves.

Talking to God

Communion of saints

The expression “communion of saints” indicates the common sharing of all the members of the Church in holy things: the faith, the sacraments, the charisms, and the other spiritual gifts.

Questions & Answers

Heaven, death, Purgatory… What are the Last Things?

In Catholic tradition the “Last Things” are the things that man will encounter at the end of his life on earth: death, judgement, and his eternal destiny in heaven or hell. The Church focuses on them particularly in November each year. Her liturgy invites Christians to meditate on these realities.

November 2, 1948

Javier Echevarría met St Josemaría for the first time

“Javi!” And he added, in a much weaker voice, as Fr Javier came into the room, “I don’t feel well.” Those were the last words on earth of St Josemaría, founder of Opus Dei. It was mid-day on June 26, 1975, in Rome. Fr. Javier Echevarría was the person to whom that final phrase was addressed, after twenty-five years of daily life together.

Biography

A Christian Family

St Josemaria recalled gratefully how his parents introduced him step by step to the Christian way of life.

Talking to God

10 questions about marriage

St Josemaria answers ten questions about love, marriage, engagement, faithfulness, raising children, and more. What is the basis of family unity? What about married couples who can’t have children?

News

Novena for the family to St Josemaria

On Sunday, Pope Francis asked the pilgrims not to forget to pray in the upcoming days for the Synod on the Family. The Novena for Families to St Josemaria can help to follow the Pope's invitation and pray for all families around the world.

The Prelate of Opus Dei for the beatification of Paul VI

"Let us ask Paul VI for all the families in the world"

"I go to the new Blessed asking him to infuse in all Catholics this same affection, both human and filled with faith, for the Vicar of Christ, now Pope Francis."

Macau

Thanks to St. Josemaria for bringing me to the catholic faith

My first encounter with Christ was when I was studying in a Christian primary school in Macau. I joined some Christian spiritual activities because of some difficulties, disappointments, and a feeling of being lost in life. By believing in Christ, I gathered enough courage and perseverance to move ahead daily.

Statements by the Popes

Pope Paul VI Letter to St Josemaria

Part of a letter written by the Holy Father, Pope Paul VI, to Msgr Josemaria Escriva, in 1964.

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

UK

We had a child after 8 years

I write to let you know of a miracle obtained through the intercession of St. Josemaria. My wife and I were unable to conceive a child for eight years. Each day over many months I prayed the Prayer to St. Josemaria asking for his help...

Readers write

Two thousand tiles

We are repairing our Cathedral and we get no help from the government. While I was away on a study course for priests someone from our parish called me and said we needed 2000 more tiles to make the roof over the church and sacristy water-tight. I was extremely worried, because we had run out of money and I hadn’t expected the costs to be so high.

Italy

I’d never contacted the firm I’m now working for

I send my CV to many different companies but never got called for an interview, or if I did, it always ended the same way: “We’ll contact you.” Just by chance I found the story of Saint Josemaria on the internet.

Canada

A favor so quickly granted

I started a novena for an after-school job for my daughter. That was four days ago. On day one my daughter submitted a job application which was immediately acknowledged and an interview arranged for 11:00 am today. My daughter was hired to start next week. Thanks a lot St. Josemaria Escriva for a favour so quickly granted.