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Saint Josemaria and the Role of Saint Joseph in Christian Life

An article that will appear in the forthcoming issue of the journal Romana, no. 59, written by Fr. Lucas Mateo-Seco shortly before his death in February 2014. The feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated in the Church on March 19. Download pdf 1. Introduction Devotion to Saint Joseph [...]
Tags: Faith, Holy Family, St Joseph, Unity of life, Interior life, Devotion, Josemaria Escriva
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How did St Josemaria celebrate Christmas?

A Christmas Crib When Josemaria was a boy, his family set up a crib every Christmas. It was always the same one, but renewed each year, with mountains made of cork or cardboard, and the simple little crib figures that the children placed around the stable [...]
Tags: Joy, Faith, Spiritual childhood, Piety, family, Christmas, Christmas carol, Josemaria Escriva
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St Josemaría’s writings serve as an inspiration for theology

"What impetus can theology receive from the teachings of Saint Josemaría?" is the title of the paper given by Msgr. Fernando Ocariz on November 14, 2013, during the conference “Saint Josemaria and Theological Thought” held at thePontifical University of the Holy Cross. These are some [...]
Tags: Love of God, Gospel, Faith, Church, Holiness, Unity of life, Interior life, Ordinary life, God, Josemaria Escriva, writings of the founder of Opus Dei
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Mount Tabor: Basilica of the Transfiguration

In the Footprints of our Faith From the earliest times the fertile Esdraelon plain in Galilee has been criss-crossed by paths and caravan trails. Travellers coming down from Mesopotamia and Syria, after following the shoreline of Lake Gennesareth, struck westwards across the plain towards the Mediterranean [...]
Tags: Faith, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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Capernaum, the town of Jesus

In the Footprints of our Faith Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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On seeing the city he wept over it

In the Footprints of our Faith An inexhaustible source of life is the Passion of Jesus. Sometimes we renew the joyous impulse that took our Lord to Jerusalem. Other times, the pain of the agony which ended on Calvary... Or the glory of his triumph over [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Love, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist

In the Footprints of our Faith Ein Karem is a little village about six kilometers west of the Old City of Jerusalem, on the outskirts of present-day Jerusalem. Its buildings, in light-colored stone, seem rooted in the leafy hillsides, where groves of pines and cypresses alternate [...]
Tags: Faith, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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The place of the Ascension

In the footprints of our faith Jesus Christ our Lord accomplished the work of redeeming mankind principally by the Paschal mystery of his blessed Passion, Resurrection from the dead, and glorious Ascension (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1067). Here we will look at the last [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Faith, Christ Is Passing By, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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The Eucharist, mystery of faith and love

Download "he Eucharist, mystery of faith and love", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Holy Thursday from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. "Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart [...]
Tags: Eucharist, Faith, Jesus Christ, Love, Christ Is Passing By, Holy Week , Homily, mercy
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Christ's presence in Christians

Download "Christ's presence in Christians", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Easter Sunday, 1967, from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. "Christ is alive." This is the great truth which fills our faith with meaning. Jesus, who died on the [...]
Tags: Faith, Death, Christ Is Passing By, 'La Abadesa de las Huelgas', Easter, Holy Week , Homily, Communion of saints