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Quotations from Saint Josemaria

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 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