I am Indian, a Hindu by religion, and I am interested in everything transcendental. My connection with Opus Dei goes back to the beginnings of its presence in New Delhi, and has helped me in my search for my own spiritual path. Hearing about Josemaria [...]
St Josemaria’s books have helped me to understand the riches and meaning of various aspects of our Catholic faith, with a deeper perspective.
I think that the effort to spread them more widely will do good to many people by helping them come closer to God. [...]
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From an early age Josemaria Escriva wrote a lot, though he had no desire to be a literary figure. His first writings were what he called ‘Catalinas.’ These are a series of short thoughts expressing an interior experience. There is no stylistic pretension or vanity. [...]
In Torreciudad, a sanctuary of our Lady built in Spain under St Josemaria’s stimulation, there is an old track leading up to the original shrine.
Along the track fourteen tiled pictures have been set up, in pairs, showing “The Sorrows and Joys of St Joseph”. [...]
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His best-known book is The Way, first published in 1934, which has been translated into 45 different languages and has sold more than four and a half million copies worldwide.
The website of St Josemaria’s writings (www.escrivaworks.org) gives the full texts of his published works: The [...]
Tags: The Way, books, The Way of the Cross, Friends of God, Christ Is Passing By
St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, first became aware of a special mission from God while a teenager. It all started when he saw the footprints of a barefoot Carmelite monk on the snow after a snowfall.
“If others can make such sacrifices [...]
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“My Lord and my God, under the loving eyes of our Mother, we are making ready to accompany you along this path of sorrow, which was the price for our redemption. We wish to suffer all that you suffered, to offer you our poor, contrite [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ, books, The Way of the Cross
Towards the end of 1931, St Josemaría “discovered” a special life of spiritual childhood in his prayer.
On November 30, the first day of the novena for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, he noted:
As I say the rosary or perform other devotions, such [...]
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We can humanize work when we bring God into it, because that gives our life its meaning. Cardinal Schonborn’s article proposes a “human ecology of work”, for which there have always been teachers in the life of the Church. St Josemaria was one of them.
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“Read these counsels slowly. Pause to meditate on these thoughts. They are things that I whisper in your ear—confiding them—as a friend, as a brother, as a father. And they are being heard by God.” With these words, the best known and most popular of [...]
Tags: The Way, books