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My parents really loved each other

St Josemaria recalled his parents' love: "They really loved each other, and they had to suffer a lot (...); and I always saw them smiling."
Tags: The Escriva family, Marriage, Love
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Marriage is a divine path

The publication of Pope Benedict XVI’s book-length interview The Light of the World has sparked a large number of incorrect explanations of the Catholic Church’s teaching on morals and marriage. Read the Note by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith On the Trivialization [...]
Tags: Doctrine, Marriage, Vocation, Pope Benedict XVI
Testimony

A fulltime mum

I am Roman Catholic, aged 29, married and a fulltime mum. We keep pigs, sheep, chickens and a dog in a small village near Leatherhead. I had known about Opus Dei for quite a long time before I was directly introduced by a friend and I [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Family and work, Marriage, UK
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Novena for the family to St Josemaria

On Sunday, Pope Francis asked the pilgrims not to forget to pray in the upcoming days for the Synod on the Family. The Novena for the family to St Josemaria can help to follow the Pope's invitation and pray for all families around the world. Fr. Francisco [...]
Tags: Marriage, family, novena
Testimony

Dancing Hula in the Quest for Holiness

I learned from St. Josemaría’s love of freedom that God made me the way he did for a reason, and as a Christian I have to be open to his promptings so I can fulfill what he wants of me. I can’t wait to find [...]
Tags: Freedom, Marriage, Holiness, Work, Upbringing
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Engagement and marriage are a wonderful adventure

Saint Josemaria is “guilty” of having made our lives, first as fiancés and now as a married couple, into a “wonderful adventure”. During our engagement we followed his advice: “Love each other, talk to each other, get to know each other; I tell you, respect each [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holy Purity
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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
Testimony

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
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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
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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