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
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
The Founder of Opus Dei taught people all over the world to love the family. At a time when sanctity seemed to have become more or less the preserve of the religious and priests, God made use of him to make many married couples see [...]
Tags: Marriage, Vocation
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