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Quotations from Saint Josemaria

The extraordinary in one’s ordinary life

Let me stress this point: it is in the simplicity of your ordinary work, in the monotonous details of each day, that you have to find the secret, which is hidden from so many, of something great and new: Love. Tags: Ordinary life, Supernatural outlook

God’s Word is a treasure of infinite value

When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there — the words and deeds of Christ — is something that you should not only know, but live. Tags: Contemplation, Gospel, Prayer

The freedom of the laity

One characteristic of all Christian life, no matter what form it takes, is the 'dignity and freedom of the children of God'. Tags: Citizenship, Freedom, Responsibility

Family and work balance

We have a human ideal that becomes divine. New horizons of hope open up in our life and we come to the point of sacrificing willingly. Tags: Education, Family and work, Marriage, Order, Service

The mission of women in the Church and the world

Josemaria Escriva

I see no reason why one should make any distinction or discrimination with respect to women, when speaking of the laity and their apostolic task, their rights and duties. Tags: Citizenship, Women


We can keep calm because there is always forgiveness and because there is a solution for everything, except death; and for the children of God, death is life Tags: Repentance, cheerfulness, Understanding, Contrition, Peace

Women in the life of society?

Josemaria Escriva

St Josemaria answers this question in an interview in 1968: the presence of women in social life is extending far beyond the sphere of the family, in which they have moved almost exclusively up to now. What do you think about this development? Tags: Charity, Family and work, Maturity, Marriage, Service, Women


The Christian apostolate is a great work of teaching. Through real, personal, loyal friendship, you create in others a hunger for God and you help them to discover new horizons. Tags: Friendship, Apostolate

Sanctity is for everyone

You and I belong to Christ’s family, for he himself has chosen us before the foundation of the world, to be saints, to be blameless in his sight, for love of him Tags: Ascetical struggle, Holiness, Vocation

Education and civil responsibility

A man or a society that does not react to suffering and injustice and makes no effort to alleviate them is still distant from the love of Christ's heart. Tags: Education, Justice, Solidarity

Married Love

For the married members of Opus Dei human love and marriage duties are part of their divine vocation. Marriage is a divine path on earth! Tags: Marriage, Vocation

Work in the home

Housework is something of primary importance. Besides, all work can have the same supernatural quality. There are no great or mean tasks. All are great if they are done with love. Tags: Charity, Family and work, Service

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

O Spirit of truth and wisdom, Spirit of understanding and counsel, Spirit of joy and peace! I want whatever you want. Tags: Holy Spirit

Humanizing work

There are values which a woman more readily perceives, and her specific contribution will often, therefore, change the whole approach to a problem, and can lead to the discovery of completely new approaches. Tags: Charity, Family and work, Politics

Family and work: sharing tasks

The essential equality between men and women demands an understanding of the complementary roles which they play in the Church’s growth and in the progress of society. Tags: Education, Family and work, Marriage, Order, Service