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My parents really loved each other

St Josemaria recalled his parents' love: "They really loved each other, and they had to suffer a lot (...); and I always saw them smiling."
Tags: The Escriva family, Marriage, Love
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Marriage is a divine path

The publication of Pope Benedict XVI’s book-length interview The Light of the World has sparked a large number of incorrect explanations of the Catholic Church’s teaching on morals and marriage. Read the Note by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith On the Trivialization [...]
Tags: Doctrine, Marriage, Vocation, Pope Benedict XVI
Testimony

A fulltime mum

I am Roman Catholic, aged 29, married and a fulltime mum. We keep pigs, sheep, chickens and a dog in a small village near Leatherhead. I had known about Opus Dei for quite a long time before I was directly introduced by a friend and I [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Family and work, Marriage, UK
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Novena for the family to St Josemaria

A new novena to St Josemaria is now available on this website: the Novena for the family to St Josemaria. People around the world invoke St Josemaria’s intercession, often using the prayer-card , for all sorts of needs, material and spiritual. Fr. Francisco Faus of [...]
Tags: Marriage, family, novena
Testimony

Dancing Hula in the Quest for Holiness

I learned from St. Josemaría’s love of freedom that God made me the way he did for a reason, and as a Christian I have to be open to his promptings so I can fulfill what he wants of me. I can’t wait to find [...]
Tags: Freedom, Marriage, Holiness, Work, Upbringing
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Engagement and marriage are a wonderful adventure

Saint Josemaria is “guilty” of having made our lives, first as fiancés and now as a married couple, into a “wonderful adventure”. During our engagement we followed his advice: “Love each other, talk to each other, get to know each other; I tell you, respect each [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holy Purity
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The change in my husband

I am 82 years of age and have 8 children, 25 grandchildren and 2 great grand children. I have been a supernumerary for over 30 years and I give thanks to God every day for my own vocation to Opus Dei, and for that of [...]
Tags: Conversion, Marriage
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Within the family, a joy shared is a joy doubled, a trouble shared is a trouble halved

Rafael Pich*, father of 16 children, engineer and entrepreneur, is a founding member of the Fondation Internationale de la Famille and vice-chairman of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), an NGO with consultative status at the UN. * He died a month after this interview [...]
Tags: Joy, Generosity, Children, Marriage, Virtues, Upbringing, family
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Engagement and marriage

“The pure, clean love of husband and wife is a holy thing that, as a priest, I bless with both hands.” St Josemaría had written this many years before. Now a student, who knew that, also knew that a question on the subject would not [...]
Tags: Youth, Marriage, Holy Purity, engagement
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Conference in Spain on St Josemaría’s teachings on the family

A conference on “Passing on the Faith in the Family” is being held in Jaen, Spain, on Friday November 17 and Saturday November 18, 2006. St Josemaría always called marriage a vocation to holiness. This vocation is rooted in Baptism and gifted with the necessary [...]
Tags: Family and work, Marriage