Venezuela, February 1975. "Father, for those who already know but haven’t heard you saying it directly, and for the many people here: who can belong to Opus Dei?"
The true proof of friendship is putting others first, giving them our time and attention. This was the key St Josemaria gave us to show Christ to others. And Jesus taught it to us with his life—he always had time to devote to each person, to spend time with everyone. Charity acquires its true meaning when another person’s life becomes a priority for me.
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 to work as he worked and love as he loved." Christ is passing by
St Josemaría always called marriage a vocation to holiness. This vocation is rooted in Baptism and gifted with the necessary strength to construct a strong family, which in turn gives the whole of society the inner cohesion it needs in order to go forward.
Christmas 1947 was approaching. In a students’ hall of residence in Madrid, Spain, St Josemaria suggested to some young men in Opus Dei to compose or choose some popular carols they could sing in family get-togethers.
St Josemaria with a figure of the Christ Child in his arms talking to people in Opus Dei in Rome, Christmas 1972.