Josemaria Escriva. Founder of Opus Dei - Questions & Answers We publish some articles with questions and answers about catholic doctrine from the catechism, enriched with quotations of Saint Josemaria to contemplate the mystery. <![CDATA[Who is the Holy Spirit?]]> On the feast of Pentecost, the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Who is the Holy Spirit? What was the descent of the Holy Spirit like? How does He act in the lives of Christians? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?]]> <![CDATA[14 Questions about the Family]]> Answers offered by St Josemaria to questions about love in the family, family conflicts, parent-child relationships, raising children, and faith in the family. ]]> <![CDATA[Why 40 days of Lent?]]> St Josemaria said: “Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues? Each one of us, silently, should answer these questions, and we will see that we need to change again if Christ is to live in us, if Jesus’ image is to be reflected clearly in our behaviour.” ]]> <![CDATA[Heaven, Death, Purgatory… What are the Last Things?]]> In Catholic tradition the “Last Things” are the things that man will encounter at the end of his life on earth: death, judgement, and his eternal destiny in heaven or hell. The Church focuses on them particularly in November each year. Her liturgy invites Christians to meditate on these realities.]]> <![CDATA[What is an Angel?]]> Who are they? St. Augustine says: “‘Angel’ is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is ‘spirit’; if you seek the name of their office, it is ‘angel’“ (Enarr. in Ps., 103, 1, 15). With their whole beings the angels are servants and messengers of God. Because they “always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven” they are the “mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word” (Ps 103:20).]]> <![CDATA[Did God create the world?]]> Catechesis on creation is enormously important. It goes to the very foundations of human and Christian life. It gives the Christian faith’s answer to the basic questions asked by people of all times: “Where do we come from?” “Where are we going?” “What was our origin?” “What is our final end?” “Where does everything that exists come from, and where is it going?” Questions about our origin and our end are inseparable from one another. They are decisive for the meaning and direction of our lives and actions. ]]> <![CDATA[Why do we love our Lady?]]> To come into the world, God chose to rely on the free cooperation of a human being, Mary, to be the mother of his Son through the work of the Holy Spirit. How did God choose Mary? How did she conceive the Son of God? Why do we call Mary Virgin and Mother?]]> <![CDATA[What are the Works of Mercy?]]> Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy, and asks the faithful to practise the works of mercy during this year. What are they? Download pdf, epub and kindle.]]> <![CDATA[What is the Eucharist?]]> What is the Eucharist? How and when is this change produced? How can we be convinced that God himself is present under the appearance of bread and wine? Some answers from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and from the teaching of St. Josemaria.]]> <![CDATA[What is a Pilgrimage? How do You do One?]]> In the month of May, which is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, pilgrimages are frequently organized to her shrines, to visit her and honour her as our Mother.]]>