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What St. Josemaría's The Way means to me

On days that go poorly, I know God is using The Way to point me in the right direction to improve tomorrow. St. Josemaría Escrivá's The Way has had a large positive impact on my life – so much so that I have made the book [...]
Tags: The Way, Prayer, Unity of life, Interior life, Ordinary life

Prayer and Spirituality

Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ. It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, [...]
Tags: Love of God, Prayer, Presence of God, Ordinary life, Love

An Introduction to Opus Dei

Video. Finding Christ in the middle of the world. Australian people tell how St Josemaria´s teachings help them to discover God in their ordinary life. "God is calling you to serve Him in and from the ordinary, material and secular activities of human life. He waits [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Holiness, Ordinary life

Work is a way to holiness

Video. Bishop Alvaro del Portillo explains how the work helps us to be Christians all the time, not just at the weekend.
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Work, Ordinary life, Beatification

Love and sacrifice

Following St Josemaria’s message. "We should love the Mass and make it the centre of our day. If we attend Mass well, surely we are likely to think about our Lord during the rest of the day, wanting to be always in his presence, ready [...]
Tags: Work, Ordinary life, Love

Theological contributions of St. Josemaría, discussed in Rome

(Romereports.com) To become a saint a person doesn't need to be a theologian, although saints are the ones that know God best. Expanding on this topic, Links the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross organized a gathering to look into how saints have influenced theology. [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Ordinary life, Rome, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis

Secret of Opus Dei: Fall in Love with Jesus

This interview, by J.Q. Tomanek for Ignitum Today, was published on July 10 2013 and was also mentioned in the National Catholic Register on July 24, 2013. Ms. Elia Rivera is the Executive Director of the St. Josemaria Institute in Woodridge, IL which is [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life, Josemaria Escriva

An anti-crisis priest

June 26 is the feast of St Josemaria Escriva, an anti-crisis priest. When I talk to children, and adults, about the saints whose pictures and statues adorn the walls of my church, I try to focus on one outstanding feature in each of them. Blessed [...]
Tags: Ordinary life, diocesan priests

The salt of mortification

St Josemaria recommended something he practiced himself: to include “a cross in every dish”. In other words, offering a small mortification at every meal, for example, drinking water a little less often, and not commenting about the food. He would take a little less of [...]
Tags: Mortification, Ordinary life, temperance

How to become holy in everyday things

Wei Zhang talks about how St Josemaria’s message is a path for many people to find God while living in society, by trying to be better every day. My name’s Wei Zhang, I come from Beijing in China, and I’m studying History of Art in Germany, [...]
Tags: Baptism, Opus Dei, Ordinary life