Saint Josemaria
Books by Saint Josemaria

The Way

Read these counsels slowly. Pause to meditate on these thoughts. They are things that I whisper in your ear—confiding them—as a friend, as a brother, as a father. And they are being heard by God.” Tags: The Way, books

Furrow

In a note to a 1950 edition of The Way, Saint Josemaría promised readers a new book —Furrow—soon to be published. The material was written and organized into chapter headings; only the numbering of the points of meditation and a stylistic revision remained Tags: Virtues, Furrow

The Forge

This book, a compilation of spiritual annotations of Josemaría Escrivá appearing in 1987, completes the trilogy aimed at facilitating personal prayer that began with The Way and continued with Furrow Tags: Contemplation, The Forge

Friends of God

A canticle to ordinary life, addressed to ordinary Christians, about the extraordinary surprise God has in store for them. This compilation was the first posthumous work of Saint Josemaría Tags: Gospel, Prayer, Virtues, Friends of God

Christ Is Passing By

In 1973, Saint Josemaría prepared this book, drawing on his abundant preaching. It consists of 18 sermons preached between 1951 and 1971 that follow the feasts of the liturgical year, from Advent to the Solemnity of Christ the King Tags: Christ Is Passing By

The Way of the Cross

My Lord and my God, under the loving eyes of our Mother, we are making ready to accompany you along this path of sorrow, which was the price for our redemption Tags: Contemplation, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ, books, The Way of the Cross

Holy Rosary

One December morning in 1931, Fr. Josemaría dashed off this small book in one sitting, just after celebrating Mass. He poured into these pages an example of his way of meditating the mysteries of the life of Jesus and Mary, and of reciting the Rosary. Parting with his reader, he confides, “My friend: I have told you just part of my secret. It is up to you, with God’s help, to discover the rest. Take courage. Be faithful. Become little (...) If you say the Rosary in this way, you will learn to pray well.” Tags: Contemplation, books, Holy Rosary

In Love with the Church

The core of this book is three homilies on themes related to the Church, given in 1972-73, when the author suffered much over the confusion of the post-conciliar years Tags: Church, Priesthood, In Love with the Church

Conversations with Josemaría Escrivá

In the years immediately after Vatican II, interviews with Saint Josemaría appeared in various newspapers and magazines around the world, such as Time, Le Figaro, and The New York Times. In them the founder broached a number of topics, including the mission of the university, the role of women in the church and in society, and the nature and apostolates of Opus Dei Tags: Conversations with Msgr. Escrivá de Balaguer