When I think of christian homes, I like to imagine them as being full of the light and joy that were in the home of the holy family. The message of Christmas is heard in all its forcefulness: "Glory to God in the highest, and [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Vocation, family
What are the main features of Opus Dei’s spirit?
“This is God’s will: your sanctification,” as Saint Paul said to the first Christians. This message is “as old as the Gospel and as new as the Gospel.” God calls all baptized people to the fullness [...]
Tags: Divine sonship, Freedom, Marriage, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Ordinary life
“Do you know why the Work has developed so much? Because it’s been treated like a sack of wheat; it’s been beaten and battered about. But the seeds are so small that they haven’t broken. On the contrary, they’ve been scattered to the four winds...”
Tags: Cross, Marriage, Opus Dei, Our Lady, Consecrations of Opus Dei
St Josemaria recalled gratefully how his parents introduced him step by step to the Christian way of life.
Little Josemaría was only two years old when he got sick, so seriously sick that the doctor expected him to die. Around him, the Escrivá household fell [...]
Tags: Barbastro, Suffering, Education, The Escriva family, Marriage
Yi-yun, my third child, was born on January 6, the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. We just couldn’t take our eyes off her; her sisters especially were filled with wonder as they looked at her.
One day, when she was four months old, we [...]
Tags: Sickness, Children, Marriage
Joe Keefler plays soccer to win. Not because he is especially good at it or because he is paid to do so, but because that’s how he lives his life: by throwing all his effort into his activities to offer them to God.
Joe is [...]
Tags: Marriage, Vocation, supernumerary
Interviewer: Josemaria Escriva was a happy man. It is enough to see the film clips where he is willing to offer a smile and some words of encouragement to those present. But what is the secret of his constant good humor?
Pierluigi Bartolomei: Opus Dei [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Ordinary life
Marriage is such an important step that it requires careful preparation, following the sort of advice Saint Josemaria gave to young people setting out on this path.
It is an adventure and a beautiful one, even today. Nowadays anyone thinking of getting married is assailed by [...]
Tags: Youth, Marriage, Love, engagement
I have been happily married for 17 years and we have ten children aged between 16 and 2 years old. My main professional work during these 17 years has been my home and bringing up my children. In a country like Australia, where there is [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Upbringing