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Quotations from Saint Josemaria

To be filled with happiness

During Easter-time, Christian life is characterized by the message of joy. St Josemaria's advice helps us find it: "You enjoy an interior happiness and peace that you would not exchange for anything in the world. God is here. There is no better way than telling him our woes for them to cease being such." Tags: Joy, Optimism, Prayer

Our Lady´s sorrows

Our Lady listens attentively to what God wants, ponders what she doesn’t fully understand and asks about what she doesn’t know. Then she gives herself completely to doing the divine will. Tags: Suffering, Following Christ, Our Lady

Praying with St. Joseph

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!”. Download pdf. Tags: Contemplation, St Joseph, Work, family

Loving the Pope

Saint Josemaria taught people to pray for the Pope and his intentions. "Thank you, my God, for the love for the Pope you have placed in my heart!" Tags: Church, Pope, Unity

Lent: a new conversion

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? Tags: Repentance, Contrition, Conversion, Mortification, Lent

Purification: change, recovery

February 2nd is the feast of Jesus' Presentation in the Temple and the Purification of Our Lady. Mary offers her Son to God and learns that she too will share closely in Jesus' redemptive mission. The Catholic Church suggests a time to "purify" to seek a change of heart with the help of Our Mother. Tags: Conversion, Our Lady

Heaven

If Love, even human love, gives so much consolation here, what will Love not be in heaven? Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Death

God Loves Us

The God of our faith is not a distant being, who contemplates our fate indifferently. He is a Father who loves his children ardently – a Creator God who overflows with love for those whom he creates. And he grants us the great privilege of being able to love, and so transcend the limits of what is temporary and passing. Tags: Love of God, Divine sonship, God, Josemaria Escriva

Priesthood

December 13, 2014, is the 45th anniversary of Pope Francis' ordination to the priesthood. This is a good opportunity to reflect on St Josemaria's teachings about the priesthood: What is the identity of the priest? That of Christ. All of us Christians can and should be not just other Christs, alter Christus, but Christ himself, ipse Christus! But in the priest this happens in a direct way, by virtue of the Sacrament. Tags: Order, Priesthood, Sacraments, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

Advent

Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! — He is about to arrive! Tags: Conversion, Hope, Jesus Christ, Holy Family, Advent

The Immaculate Conception

Seek God in the depths of your pure, clean heart; in the depths of your soul when you are faithful to him. And never lose that intimacy. And if ever you do not know how to speak to him or what to say, or you do not dare to look for Jesus inside yourself, turn to Mary, tota pulchra, all pure and wonderful, and tell her: Our Lady and Mother, the Lord wanted you yourself to look after God and tend him with your own hands. Teach me, teach us all, how to treat your Son! Tags: Our Lady

Twelve Points about the Next Life

Men lie when they say 'for ever' about things on earth. The only true, totally true, 'for ever' is that which we say with reference to God. This is how you ought to live your life, with a faith that will help you to taste the honey, the sweetness of heaven whenever you think about eternal life which is indeed 'for ever'. Tags: Heaven, Hope, Death

Christ overcame death

"If you are an apostle, death for you will be a good friend who helps you on your way". On November the Church invites Catholics to pray for the departed souls. Here are some texts that St. Josemaría wrote on the topic of death. Tags: Heaven, Faith, Jesus Christ, Death

Working with love

"If we look at ourselves humbly, we will see clearly that, in addition to his gift of faith, Our Lord has also granted us a number of talents and qualities. None of us has been mass-produced. Our Father has created us one by one and shared out different goods among his children. It is up to us to use these talents, these qualities, in the service of all men. We are called to use the gifts God has given us as instruments to help others discover Christ." St Josemaria. Tags: Love of God, Faith, Rectitude of intention, Service, Work, God

Time is a Treasure

The Pope said: “Jesus’ advice is simple: 'don’t accumulate treasures for yourself on earth!' This is advice to be prudent. Jesus was basically saying, 'Look, they don’t serve any purpose, don’t waste your time!'” Pope Francis, June 20, 2014 Tags: Love of God, Ascetical struggle