Talking to God

The secret of married happiness

A mother has three, five, ten or more children in her care and she can make of them a true work of art, a marvel of education, of balance and understanding, a model of the Christian way of life.

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

What is the Holy Rosary?

“The Rosary, my son, is a prayer that is very pleasing to our holy Mother Mary,” said St Josemaria Escriva to a young man who asked him about the meaning of the Rosary.


in the Middle of the World

Video. “We find God there in our daily lives,” says St Josemaria in this video compilation, made up of clips of different people who are seeking holiness in the middle of the world.

October 6, 2002

Canonization of Saint Josemaria

On October 6, 2002, from very early in the morning, prayers for the Pope and the Church rose up from the huge crowd that filled not only Saint Peter’s Square, but also the Via della Conciliazione, and many of the surrounding streets and squares as well.
“For the honor of the Blessed Trinity we declare and define that Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer is a Saint and we enroll him among the Saints,” Pope John Paul II solemnly proclaimed.

Synod on the Family

Let Us Pray for the Upcoming Synod

The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will begin on October 4th, 2015, on the topic "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world." We offer here the prayer that the Pope himself composed for it.

Talking to God

How and Why Did You Found Opus Dei?

"You asked me about milestones. For me every time the Work helps someone to draw closer to God and therefore become more of a brother to their fellow men. How was it founded? Without any human means. I was a twenty-six year old priest with nothing but God's grace and good humour", said St Josemaria.

From Rome

Message of Pope Francis for World Youth Day 2016

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”. This is the theme proposed by Pope Francis for the World Youth Day Krakow 2016. Download pdf.

Video testimonies

Marriage Quarrels

Video. St Josemaría talks about quarrels as well as many other practical aspects of married life in the DVD “Take a chance on happiness”.

Questions & Answers

What are the Works of Mercy?

Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy, and asks the faithful to practise the works of mercy during this year. What are they? Download pdf, epub and kindle.

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession


A Friend Gave me the Prayercard

Because of the situation in my country, my husband and I decided to move to Panama for a while. It was not very hard to find jobs there. But when we then moved to Chile, it was much more difficult to get into the jobs market.


I Discovered the Novena

Five years ago I promised St Josemaria that I would thank him for having found me a job. In 2009 I lost my job and spent the next year trying to get a new job but without success. Then St Josemaria came to my help. By “chance” – God’s providence - I discovered the Novena to St Josemaria and began praying it straight away, and I got a job.