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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

Doing everything for God

I am Anna Riina, I am from Finland and I am 25. Now I am studying theology in Rome, on a History of the Church program at the University of the Holy Cross. I have been a Catholic for three and a half years. Now, [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Interior life, Virtues, God, Josemaria Escriva

Rafael Alvira: "St Josemaria was a very friendly man."

Philosophy professor Rafael Alvira recalls his first impressions of St Josemaria: his vitality, his friendliness and his simplicity. He also practised unity of life, something he always spoke of as characteristic of the spirit of Opus Dei.
Tags: Freedom, Naturalness, Unity of life, University

Faith and Life in St Josemaria Escriva

For the Year of Faith we publish an article by Giulio Maspero, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, forthcoming in no. 55 of Romana, Bulletin of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. Download the full text of the article in PDF here 1. Introduction: [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Faith, Unity of life, Josemaria Escriva, Year of Faith

Singing with God

What should I do to be a "soul of prayer" as St Josemaria said? Ana from Cuba came to Madrid for the 2011 World Youth Day. She went to a meeting of young people with Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, in Vistaalegre Palace, and [...]
Tags: Unity of life, Consistency

The Christian vocation to apostolate

Gabby explains how she lives out her Christian vocation at work, relaxing, and socializing with friends.
Tags: Friendship, Apostolate, Unity of life, Ordinary life, Vocation

Why Opus Dei makes me a better mum

Setting off on a six-hour round trip to Paris for an hour-long talk and straight back again to our then remote home in Normandy, will give you an idea of how impressed I am with what Opus Dei has to offer. Far greater tales of [...]
Tags: Unity of life, family, Women

“St Josemaria is a great communicator because you can tell he walks the talk”

Juan Martin Ezratty directed a series of documentaries showing St Josemaria in dialogue with Argentinians. “Impelled by his Words”, “Love for Freedom” and “Learning to Love” include original images of the St Josemaria, the Opus Dei founder, in Buenos Aires during his stay in Argentina [...]
Tags: Charity, Understanding, Unity of life, Communication

Some of the main features of the spirit of Opus Dei

What are the main features of Opus Dei’s spirit? “This is God’s will: your sanctification,” as Saint Paul said to the first Christians. This message is “as old as the Gospel and as new as the Gospel.” God calls all baptized people to the fullness [...]
Tags: Divine sonship, Freedom, Marriage, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Ordinary life

A good co-librettist

“Everything goes”. That was the idea I had when I was fourteen and began working in the media. I’d seen the media as my vocation ever since I was very young. I’d found it quite hard to get into the media world, and so I [...]
Tags: Joy, Apostolate, Holy Purity, Unity of life, Consistency