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Love has Wings!

Video. Enthused with ordinary life: If you put love into each day, each day is different. This is the advice Opus Deis founder gives to those who want to flee from routine and find God in their daily lives.
Tags: Love of God, Little things, Marriage, Ordinary life, Love, family, happiness

The Saints Change the Course of History

We offer some excerpts of the homily of Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, on the feast of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, given on June 20, 2015, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. Read the completed text. Jesus goes into the world of work to call his first [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, Divine sonship, Grace, Church, Holiness, Work, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation, Evangelization, US, Josemaria Escriva

Pope to Spouses: Remember to forgive. Remember to say thank you

For over 20 minutes, Pope Francis made his way along St. Peter's Square in the popemobile, greeting thousands of pilgrims in his weekly general audience. He even stopped and chatted with this woman who was celebrating her birthday. Since May 13th marks the 98th [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Ordinary life, Our Lady, Love, family, Forgiveness, Pope Francis

Dora del Hoyo Speaks About Saint Josemaria

In an interview dating from September 2000, Dora del Hoyo talks about her first impressions of Saint Josemaria. She stresses his love for the Holy Father. Dora del Hoyo Alonso was born on January 11, 1914, in Boca de Huergano, a small town in northern [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Little things, Pope, Ordinary life, Vocation, Josemaria Escriva, Dora del Hoyo, home-making

You See Me, You Hear Me

By St. Josemaria Institute In the Preface to his book “You See Me, You Hear Me”, Fr. Michael Giesler writes: “What an amazing and consoling statement—to think that the infinite God, who made all things and sustains all things, deeply desires that we speak with him [...]
Tags: Children, Prayer, Ordinary life, family, St Josemaria Institute

St Josemaría’s writings serve as an inspiration for theology

"What impetus can theology receive from the teachings of Saint Josemaría?" is the title of the paper given by Msgr. Fernando Ocariz on November 14, 2013, during the conference “Saint Josemaria and Theological Thought” held at thePontifical University of the Holy Cross. These are some [...]
Tags: Love of God, Gospel, Faith, Church, Holiness, Unity of life, Interior life, Ordinary life, God, Josemaria Escriva, writings of the founder of Opus Dei

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo talking about Saint Josemaria

In 1992 Blessed Alvaro gave a long interview to Cesare Cavalleri, which was published in book form with the title Immersed in God. In it, the new Blessed, who had lived with St Josemaria for more than forty years, told many personal memories. The following are [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Love of God, Generosity, Ordinary life, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva, calling

A Life of Prayer

A downloadable audio and pdf version of St Josemaria’s homily “Life of Prayer”, published in the book Friends of God. Download pdf Whenever we feel in our hearts a desire to improve, a desire to respond more generously to Our Lord, and we look for something [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Ascetical struggle, Ordinary life, Friends of God, mp3, Audio

I'm called to be a saint

Video. In this clip from Passionately Loving the World, Chris Blunt talks about the profound effect that St. Josemaria's teachings have had on his faith. "I am called to be a saint. And the way that I do that is through my ordinary work. [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Marriage, Holiness, Work, Ordinary life, Vocation, US

Finding Christ in the Middle of the World

Finding Christ in the Middle of the World is an Australian video exploring the impact of St Josemaría’s message in Australia. The video is divided into seven short clips between 2-5 minutes in length featuring Australians from all backgrounds. These seven brief videos provide an insight [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Contemplation, Hope, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Children, Freedom, Opus Dei, Service, Interior life, Ordinary life, Love, happiness, Forgiveness, Australia