Tags: Our Lady
For nine centuries Torreciudad has been a meeting-point for devotion to the Virgin Mary. St. Josemaria joined in with this story: his love for our Blessed Lady led him to initiate the building of a shrine. At the time, carrying out this project seemed like [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Our Lady, Torreciudad, Josemaria Escriva
Saturday was our Lady’s day. That day, Josemaría’s parents used to go to their local church, St Bartholomew’s, to say the rosary with other families.
They took Josemaría too, as long as he promised to keep quiet and behave, which wasn’t always easy. On the [...]
Tags: Youth, For younger readers, Our Lady
The humility of my holy Mother Mary! She is not to be seen amid the palms of Jerusalem, nor at the hour of the great miracles — except at that first one at Cana.
But she doesn't escape from the contempt at Golgotha; there she stands, [...]
Tags: Holy Family, Holiness, Our Lady
During an encounter with diocesan priests in Guatemala, St Josemaria, the founder of Opus Dei, talked about devotion to our Lady and St Joseph in the life of a priest.
Tags: St Joseph, Holy Rosary, Our Lady, diocesan priests
Father, could you tell us, more than ever in times like these, what genuine devotion we should have for our Blessed Lady as her sons, what our relationship with her should be as priests, to stay faithful to our priesthood?
Tags: Faithfulness, Priesthood, Holy Rosary, Our Lady, diocesan priests
1830. The political panorama in France, and above all people’s attitudes, had changed a lot since the French Revolution of 1789. Still the atmosphere in the country was more and more tense. Amidst all the upheavals, our Lady made her voice heard: “Come to the [...]
Tags: Holy Rosary, Our Lady, Devotion, Sanctuary of Our Lady
Along the roads of Europe
At the beginning of April 1970, St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, said he wanted to visit two shrines of our Lady like a twelfth-century pilgrim: with the same love, the same simplicity and the same joy. He was going there [...]
Tags: Piety, Our Lady, trips, In Love with the Church, UK
On May 2, 1935, St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, went on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sonsoles, Spain. When he got home again he decided to honour our Lady in that way every May, with a simple, penitential pilgrimage.
Tags: Holy Rosary, Our Lady, Pilgrimage, Sanctuary of Our Lady
St Josemaria’s prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
She will sort everything out
On May 1, 1970, St Josemaria announced his desire to cross the Atlantic and prostrate himself at the feet of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Recalling the circumstances of that outburst of filial love for [...]
Tags: Our Lady, trips