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Children´s prayers

When Josemaría was very little, his parents and grandparents taught him short, simple prayers to say during the day. Saint Josemaria never forgot them. He went on saying them for the rest of his life. By saying these prayers, he learned to talk to Jesus, Mary [...]
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Ideas for Christmas presents

A book can make a wonderful Christmas present – and why not choose one of the many books by and about Saint Josemaria? The following is a list of books by him, and others about his life and aspects of his message. Plus DVDs about [...]
Tags: books, For younger readers, Video

St Josemaria memory game

Young people can play and learn at the same time with the new St Josemaria memory game . They can learn about St Josemaria’s life while matching pairs of pictures from the book Yes! The Life of Josemaria Escriva for Young Readers. To download the [...]
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Summers in Fonz

Summers in Fonz The children looked forward excitedly to the summer holidays in Fonz in July and August. When the time came they packed suitcases and trunks with all the things they could possibly need. Josemaria’s grandparents, Don José and Doña Constancia, were from Fonz. They were [...]
Tags: rest, The Escriva family, For younger readers

Looking at our Lady

Saturday was our Lady’s day. That day, Josemaría’s parents used to go to their local church, St Bartholomew’s, to say the rosary with other families. They took Josemaría too, as long as he promised to keep quiet and behave, which wasn’t always easy. On the [...]
Tags: Youth, For younger readers, Our Lady

Pope Benedict XVI explains the Eucharist to the Children

Meeting of the Holy Father with Children who had received their First Communion during the Year 1. Andrea. Dear Pope, what are your memories of your First Communion day? I would first like to say thank you for this celebration of faith that you are offering [...]
Tags: Eucharist, Faith, For younger readers, Pope Benedict XVI, Holy Communion, Holy Mass

Our Lady’s love

The Little Watch-mender spend long hours silently contemplating baby Josemaria. He was always attentive to him. Josemaria was a lively baby, and when he was extra happy he would rattle the bars of his cot, bouncing up and down so vigorously that one day he [...]
Tags: Sickness, The Escriva family, For younger readers, Torreciudad

Carmen, Chon and Lolita

Carmen had long plaits. She was a very lovable child, kind and devout. But she was also a little bit bossy. “Josemaria, come here!” This got her nowhere, and the minute he got the chance Josemaria pulled the ribbons off her plaits. Poor Carmen had to go [...]
Tags: The Escriva family, Spiritual childhood, For younger readers

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

And finally… there was a castle!

Mr Jose Escriva was a good friend to his son Josemaria. Ever since he was very small, Mr Escriva played with him as if he had nothing else to do. He had some wooden bricks in different shapes and colours, and Mr Escriva would tell [...]
Tags: The Escriva family, books, For younger readers