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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

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

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

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

Family and work balance

At times, a woman is not sure of having found the place which suits her and to which she is called. Often, if she has a job outside, the demands of the home weigh her down and if she spends all her time with her [...]
Tags: Education, Family and work, Marriage, Order, Service

Women in the life of society?

Monsignor, the presence of women in social life is extending far beyond the sphere of the family, in which they have moved almost exclusively up to now. What do you think about this development? What, in your opinion, are the main characteristics that women have [...]
Tags: Charity, Family and work, Maturity, Marriage, Service, Women

What Benedict XVI Plans to Do in Spain During World Meeting of Families

ROME, JUNE 5, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The program for Benedict XVI's visit to Valencia, Spain, for the 5th World Meeting of Families aims to allow him direct contact with pilgrims. Pilgrims from all over the world will meet July 1-9 to exchange experiences and to further [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage

Advice to married couples

Apart from the difficulties that can arise between parents and children, disagreements between husband and wife are also frequent and at times they seriously upset family peace. What advice would you give to married couples in this respect? I would advise them to love one another [...]
Tags: Understanding, Marriage

Married Love

In the homily you gave in Pamplona last October during the Mass you celebrated at the Assembly of the Friends of the University of Navarre, you spoke of human love in words which made a deep impression on us. Many readers have written commenting on [...]
Tags: Marriage, Vocation

Family and work: sharing tasks

The essential equality between men and women demands an understanding of the complementary roles which they play in the Church’s growth and in the progress of society. Not in vain did God make them man and woman. This diversity should be considered not in a [...]
Tags: Education, Family and work, Marriage, Order, Service