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Quotations from Saint Josemaria

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

Marriage

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

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

Vacations

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

Marriage: a Christian Vocation

Download pdf of the homily "Marriage: a christian vocation", given by St Josemaria in Christmas 1970. Tags: Marriage, Holiness, Vocation, Love, Homily

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

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