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
From Josemaria’s teachings I have learned the love of happiness, the importance of a job well done and things about the salvation of my soul. All of this has helped me to work more and to be united to my husband. As a result, I [...]
Tags: Marriage, Work
In July 1974, I was lucky enough to meet Msgr Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer in the Colegio Tabancura in Chile. I asked him a question which has had a profound effect on my life. I said, “Father, what advice do you have for a newly-married [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage
I met the Work in 1981 through Julia, who was then my fiancée. Up until then I had a purely naturalistic concept of what a family was. It had never crossed my mind that I could form one – I couldn’t square the idea of [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, family
One simple observation, often overlooked by many, is the key to a successful marriage is selecting the right partner. The teachings of Saint Josemaria and his influence led me to take this responsibility very seriously. Living in Warrane College, I was able to mix with [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, St Joseph, Vocation
Material reality, the visible world around us, is not only created by God but also ordered to God. The One who is Truth and Beauty and Goodness Itself is the end of all things. They exist to reveal and to glorify him.
I. Sacramental View [...]
Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Marriage, Work
It may surprise people to discover that Opus Dei, shrouded in orthodoxy, is really a radical, revolutionary movement in the Catholic Church. I certainly was taken by surprise when I stumbled upon that reality in my spiritual searching about eight years ago.
Saint Josemaría Escriva, upon [...]
Tags: Beauty, Education, Family and work, Faith, Generosity, Marriage
Parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their own children. This is a recurrent teaching in the Church’s magisterium. The following are some excerpts from a study by Michele Dolz published in n. 32 of the journal Romana, about bringing up children in [...]
Tags: Education, Children, Marriage
Marta Brancatisano, writer, develops a few ideas of Saint Josemaria about marriage and love of God in "The paradise of those in love," an article published in L’Osservatore Romano. "The teachings of Josemaria Escriva - explains - are an invitation to rediscover love in its [...]
Tags: Love of God, Marriage, Vocation