One of Pope Francis' main concerns is what he calls the 'throw-away culture,' an economic system that leaves thousands of people, especially youth, without work.
In his universal prayer intentions for June, the Pope asks Christians to pray for the unemployed, so that "they may receive [...]
Tags: Work, Dignity, Pope Francis
Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims filled St. Peter's Square despite cloudy skies, and chances for rain. Pope Francis surprised a group of Italians and Argentinians, when he stopped his Popemobile to greet them.
But a greater surprise came when he denounced the situation several [...]
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The Founder of Opus Dei saw in St. Joseph the strong and affectionate father that Christ wanted on earth. He asked St. Joseph to teach him how to stay close to Mary and to Jesus: “How he would have embraced the Child, and kissed him!”. [...]
Tags: Contemplation, St Joseph, Work, family
St. Josemaría said that the spirit of Opus Dei contains the marvelous truth that all worthy and upright human undertakings can be turned into divine ones.
Many people have experienced a complete turnaround in their lives when they came to know this teaching, sometimes after [...]
Tags: Holiness, Work
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
The inspiration for Laguna Hospital Care Center in Madrid, Spain, was St Josemaria’s centenary in 2002. Eleven years later its last stone has been laid.
“I was once looking through the Roman Ritual in search of the prayers for blessing the last stone of a building, [...]
Tags: Madrid, Work, Josemaria Escriva, sick
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
A university lecturer asks St Josemaria how to stay in God's presence during intellectual work. St Josemaria answers, "I want you, before you begin, to offer your work, and when you get distracted, when something distracts you, offer him your work again, and when you [...]
Tags: Presence of God, Work, Josemaria Escriva