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Bohemian but not slapdash

I am an author, novelist, op-ed writer, and married with four children. I have a wonderful job: telling stories. I had the great good fortune to be born into a Christian family which was imbued quite naturally with St Josemaria’s teachings. I say “quite naturally” [...]
Tags: Beauty, Youth, Work, Job

What is the significance of holy pictures and statues?

To foster the sanctification of the people of God, the Church commends to the veneration of Christ’s faithful the Blessed Mary ever-Virgin, and the other Saints.(1) As Pope John Paul II said, “The lives of the saints, as a reflection of the goodness of God [...]
Tags: Beauty, Pope Benedict XVI, Iconography, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva

Women in Opus Dei

It may surprise people to discover that Opus Dei, shrouded in orthodoxy, is really a radical, revolutionary movement in the Catholic Church. I certainly was taken by surprise when I stumbled upon that reality in my spiritual searching about eight years ago. Saint Josemaría Escriva, upon [...]
Tags: Beauty, Education, Family and work, Faith, Generosity, Marriage

Letter to the faithful of the Prelature and cooperators of Opus Dei

Rome, 3 April 2005 May Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me! My dearest children: We were already preparing for the painful event of the death of our much-loved Pope John Paul II, who, yet more frequently in these last years and months, offered the [...]
Tags: Love of God, Beauty, Eucharist, Faith, Pope, Sacraments, Interior life