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Pope Francis at General Audience: All baptized people can be saints

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis explained during his General Audience that holiness is not a state reserved for bishops or religious. He said that it is a gift that is given by God and that all baptized people can be saints. SUMMARY OF THE POPE'S [...]
Tags: Church, Holiness, Vocation, Pope Francis

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

Saying I’m sorry

Video. (Digito Identidad). This video has been released containing very practical teachings of St Josemaría Escrivá on marriage and parenting which can help many couples living in the 21st Century. Taken from a DVD about marriage and family entitled “Take a chance on happiness”.
Tags: Holiness, Love, family, happiness, Forgiveness

Kids notice everything

Video. (DigitoIdentidad) St Josemaría explains how your children notice everything and offers lots of practical advice in a new DVD “Take a chance on happiness”.
Tags: Children, Marriage, Holiness, family, happiness, Forgiveness

Laura Busca, a wife on the path to holiness

Following the advice of Saint Josemaria Escriva, Laura and her husband Eduardo strove to make their family a “bright and cheerful home.” Her life was marked by an extraordinary self-giving in caring for her husband and children, and for many other people, drawing strength from [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holiness, Love, family

Marriage, a Christian vocation

St Josemaría teaches that marriage is a Christian vocation to which many people are called, as shown in “Take a chance on happiness”.
Tags: Marriage, Holiness, Vocation, family, Ireland, UK

Thanks to St. Josemaria for bringing me to the catholic faith

Through knowing the Catholic Faith I decided to become a Catholic. Meeting Christ and Learning the Catholic faith My first encounter with Christ was when I was studying in a Christian primary school in Macau. I joined some Christian spiritual activities because of some difficulties, disappointments, [...]
Tags: Conversion, Faith, Formation, Holiness

Pope Francis: Blessed Alvaro loved and served the Church with a heart devoid of any worldly interest

Madrid, 27 September: The beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria as head of Opus Dei, took place this morning before a massive crowd, in a ceremony presided over by the delegate of Pope Francis, Cardinal Angelo Amato, who was [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Humility, Church, Sacraments, Holiness, Beatification

People from 80 different nationalities expected in Madrid

The future blessed was the first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer at the head of Opus Dei. People from 80 different nationalities have confirmed their attendance in Valdebebas (Madrid) at the beatification on Saturday 27 September of Alvaro del Portillo. The ceremony will take [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Charity, Church, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Solidarity, Our Lady of Peace, Beatification

St Josemaria speaks about Alvaro del Portillo

The feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo will be celebrated for the first time on May 12, 2015. He was beatified on September 27, 2014, in Madrid, Spain, the city where he was born. St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, chose Alvaro when he [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Generosity, Holiness, Virtues, Josemaria Escriva