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My Life Opened to the Beauty of Life Itself

Gina Garcia from Muntinlupa, Philippines danced ballet professionally for years and is now a home-maker, a part-time ballet teacher, and also teaches Parenting Education courses as a volunteer. On raising kids, Gina says, "The greatest challenge is in reminding ourselves that these are the children [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Formation, Children, Freedom, Marriage, Character, trust, family, happiness, Women, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis

Two new books in English about St Josemaria

Two very different books have just appeared in English about Opus Dei founder St Josemaria. One is the second volume in a series by William Keenan entitled ‘St Josemaria Escriva and the Origins of Opus Dei’. The other is a translation of the vivid biographical [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, books, Opus Dei, Character, difficulties

Fried potatoes and peppers

But the Little Watch-mender’s job did not end there. In fact it was only just beginning. When he got home from school Josemaria ran into the house shouting, “Mom, Mom, I’m back!” And he burst into the kitchen in search of something to eat, emerging in triumph [...]
Tags: Education, The Escriva family, For younger readers, Character, Discipline

St Josemaria's Life

Life of Saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, told by Fr. Bob Gahl, priest of Opus Dei.
Tags: Character, Father, life

Point 42 of The Way

I first came into contact with Opus Dei when a doctor in my parish began holding monthly social gatherings for parishioners at his home. One day he invited a priest of Opus Dei to give a talk. I seem to recall, that the talk wasn’t [...]
Tags: The Way, Opus Dei, Retreat, Work, Character

What sort of person was the founder of Opus Dei?

In his address to the people attending St Josemaria’s canonization, John Paul II reminded them that St Josemaria “was a saint of great humanity. All those who came in contact with him, of whatever level of education or social condition, felt him to be a [...]
Tags: Jesus Christ, Love, Character