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Quotations from Saint Josemaria

The Feast of Christ the King

If we let Christ reign in our soul, we will not become authoritarian. Rather we will serve everyone. How I like that word: service! To serve my king and, through him, all those who have been redeemed by his blood. Tags: Apostolate, Jesus Christ, Service

10 Tips For Getting Peace

Holy Mary is the Queen of peace, and thus the Church invokes her. So when your soul or your family are troubled, or things go wrong at work, in society or between nations, cry out to her without ceasing. Call to her by this title: Regina pacis, ora pro nobis — Queen of peace, pray for us.'' Tags: Peace, Our Lady of Peace, Furrow

Go Forward, with More Love

You are discouraged, why? Is it your sins and miseries? Is it your defeats, at times coming one after the other? Be simple. Open your heart. Look: as yet nothing has been lost. You can still go forward, and with more love, with more affection, with more strength. Tags: Love of God, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Ascetical struggle, Optimism, Love, Forgiveness

Children and Freedom

The parents are the first people responsible for the education of their children, in human as well as in spiritual matters. They should be conscious of the extent of their responsibility. To fulfil it, they need prudence, understanding, a capacity to love and a concern for helping by their own good example. Tags: Education, Children, Freedom, Marriage, family

Is it Possible to Face Death Serenely?

If at any time you feel uneasy at the thought of our sister death because you see yourself to be such a poor creature, take heart. Heaven awaits us. And consider: what will it be like when all the infinite beauty and greatness, and happiness and Love of God will be poured into the poor clay vessel that the human being is, to satisfy it eternally with the freshness of an ever new joy?, St. Josemaria Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Cross, Faith, Grace, Death, happiness, life, eternity

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. It also refers to the communion between holy persons; between those who by grace are united to the dead and risen Christ. Tags: Church, Communion of saints

Advice to Married Couples

Recently, Pope Francis encouraged married couples to "never go to sleep without making peace in your family" (General Audience, May 13, 2015) . Following these teachings, we offer an extract from a Conversations with Msgr. Escriva about disagreements or fights in marriage. Tags: Understanding, Marriage

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. Tags: Understanding, Education, Family and work, Generosity, Children, Freedom, Marriage

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. Tags: Founding of Opus Dei, Opus Dei

Love with Works

Pope Francis in Cuba said that tenderness and affection are revolutionary and that faith is a stimulus that helps to lift people up and build bridges. We offer some quotations from St. Josemaria about charity. Tags: Charity, Jesus Christ, Service


St Josemaria would often say: "When I think of Christian homes, I like to imagine them as being full of the light and joy that was found in the home of the Holy Family." We offer some texts to meditate on marital love. Tags: Children, Marriage, Vocation, family

The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy

A homily given by St Josemaria on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, on August 15, 1961. Published in Christ is passing by. Download pdf. Tags: Christ Is Passing By, Homily, Josemaria Escriva

Assumption of the Virgin Mary

We are all her children, she is the Mother of all mankind. And now, the whole human race commemorates her ineffable assumption. Mary is welcomed to heaven: the Daughter of God the Father, Mother of God the Son, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit. Greater than she no one but God. Tags: Heaven, Hope, Our Lady


I think I should remind you of how important it is to rest. If sickness comes, we will receive it happily, as coming from God’s hand; but we shouldn’t cause it by our own imprudent behavior. We are human beings and we need to restore our bodily strength. Tags: Apostolate, rest, Peace, Interior life

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? Tags: Children, Marriage, Love, family, engagement, Conversations with Msgr. Escrivá de Balaguer