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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

2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding Feast at Cana

And on the third day a marriage took place at Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now Jesus too was invited to the marriage, and also his disciples. And the wine having run short, the mother of Jesus said to him, [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holy Rosary, Solidarity, Our Lady

The secret of married happiness

Children and family life 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 [...]
Tags: Understanding, Education, Family and work, Generosity, Children, Freedom, Marriage


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

Some of the main features of the spirit of Opus Dei

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

Joy, Sorrow, Hope

“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...” From [...]
Tags: Cross, Marriage, Opus Dei, Our Lady, Consecrations of Opus Dei

A Christian Family

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

I am my children’s ‘window’ into the world

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