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Quotations from Saint Josemaria

You are God’s… and God is Yours

Divine filiation is at the foundation of St. Josemaria's teachings. We offer some texts to meditate on God's love for each person.
"I do not know how it strikes you…, but I feel I must tell you how moved I am whenever I read the words of the prophet Isaiah: I have called you, you are mine! It is enough to make one go mad with Love!" Tags: Love of God, Understanding, Divine sonship, Prayer, Interior life

Please, Thank you, and I’m Sorry – Three Keywords for Married Couples

Following Pope Francis' teachings, we offer some quotations from St. Josemaria about marriage and how husband and wife can ensure that their love always stays as young and joyful as it was on the first day. Tags: Friendship, Freedom, Marriage, Love, family, Forgiveness, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The source of all grace is God's love for us, and he has revealed this not just in words but also in deeds. Tags: Love of God, Jesus Christ

2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

On May 31 the Church celebrates the feast of the Visitation of our Lady. "Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb! And how have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" (Luke 1:42) Tags: Holy Rosary, Service, Our Lady

The Blessed Trinity

The Feast of the Blessed Trinity is on the first Sunday after Pentecost. St Josemaria teaches us to praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit: "Learn to have a special devotion to the Blessed Trinity..." Tags: Holy Spirit, Divine sonship, Jesus Christ, Blessed Trinity

The Ascension

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth. And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. Tags: Apostolate, Gospel, Jesus Christ

May, the Month of Mary

The Catholic faith sees Mary as a sign of God's special love. God calls us his friends; his grace acts in us, winning us from sin, enabling us to reflect in some way the features of Christ. We start wanting to speak to her, who is also our mother. We want to treat her as someone who is alive. Tags: Piety, Interior life, Our Lady

God’s Mercy

How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost! Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy. Christ, who told us to forgive one another “seventy times seven” (Mt 18:22) has given us his example: he has forgiven us seventy times seven. Time and time again he bears us on his shoulders. No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless and unfailing love. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, no. 3. Tags: Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist, Gospel, Generosity, mercy

To be filled with happiness

During Easter-time, Christian life is characterized by the message of joy. St Josemaria's advice helps us find it: "You enjoy an interior happiness and peace that you would not exchange for anything in the world. God is here. There is no better way than telling him our woes for them to cease being such." Tags: Joy, Optimism, Prayer

Our Lady´s sorrows

Our Lady listens attentively to what God wants, ponders what she doesn’t fully understand and asks about what she doesn’t know. Then she gives herself completely to doing the divine will. Tags: Suffering, Following Christ, Our Lady

Living through Holy Week with St Josemaria

"Living Holy Week means entering ever more deeply into the logic of God, into the logic of the Cross, which is not primarily that of suffering and death, but rather that of love and of the gift of self which brings life. It means entering into the logic of the Gospel. To contemplate the Holy Week through the Gospel, you can download passages by St. Josemaría, in pdf and epub. Tags: Cross, Gospel, Prayer, Following Christ, Holy Week

Praying with St. Joseph

The Founder of Opus Dei saw in St. Joseph the strong and affectionate father that Christ wanted on earth. He asked St. Joseph to teach him how to stay close to Mary and to Jesus: “How he would have embraced the Child, and kissed him!”. Download pdf. Tags: Contemplation, St Joseph, Work, family

Loving the Pope

Saint Josemaria taught people to pray for the Pope and his intentions. "Thank you, my God, for the love for the Pope you have placed in my heart!" Tags: Church, Pope, Unity

In Saint Joseph's workshop

We do know that he was not well-to-do: he was just a worker, like so many millions of people throughout the world. He worked at the same demanding and humble job which God chose for himself when he took our flesh and came to live just like the rest of us for thirty years. Tags: St Joseph, Work, Christ Is Passing By

Lent: a new conversion

Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues? Tags: Repentance, Contrition, Conversion, Mortification, Lent