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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
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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
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Msgr. George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia

Josemaria’s Christocentrism, with its unifying explanation of all aspects of life, promises to overcome the inconsistencies that have arisen in the previous centuries between intellectual life and the life of faith, between spiritual life and scientific work, between Christian life and professional life. This is [...]
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From the world of finance

Saint Josemaria’s teachings on the Holy Mass had a great influence on the way I work. Since I started trying to put into practice what the writings of the Founder of Opus Dei say about the centrality and radical nature of the Holy Mass, my [...]
Tags: Plan of life, Work, Unity of life, Holy Mass
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I realized that I could be a good Christian, a football fan and a party member

I have to acknowledge the fact that I come from a very idealistic family. I was born and brought up in politics, and arguing about ideas and ideals has always been part of my life. I’ve always considered myself an idealist, and so I defend [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Politics, Service, Unity of life
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God is not to be sought in the clouds

Escriva refutes the persistent cliché according to which family life and work are mutually exclusive spheres from which we supposedly drop out, exhausted, like a spent shell. Relentlessly optimistic, this author of best-selling books full of useful lessons, reminded us in the 20th century that [...]
Tags: Unity of life, Ordinary life
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Now my life has a meaning

I always wanted to live a correct life, that could fulfill myself, but I was realizing that there was a gap between my ordinary life and my life of prayer. Now I cannot distinguish the difference between prayer and ordinary activities: I am aware of [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Prayer, Unity of life
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A Christian is a Christian at all times

Escriva says that to be a Christian does not mean to live like a Philistine, a petty bourgeois, a heathen and on Sundays go somewhere at a set time for spiritual uplift. A Christian is a Christian at all times, every day, in the most [...]
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Josemaría Escrivá's Cristocentrism

Cardinal George Pell explains how every aspect of St Josemaria’s teaching, like his life, was centred on Jesus Christ. The step from doctrine to asceticism in in the Christocentrism of Saint Josemaría is a movement from getting know to Christ to living like Christ. Living like [...]
Tags: Love of God, Gospel, Grace, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Unity of life
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"Light, Salt, and Leaven": Lay people's role in the Church's mission

The early Christians, who had lived with Jesus and the Apostles or belonged to the next generation, were very conscious that their mission was to fill everything that they did with faith. In Tertullian’s words, “What the soul is in the body, that the Christians [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Apostolate, Citizenship, Presence of God, Early Christians, Work, Unity of life