St Josemaria often recalled that at the start of Opus Dei he had no resources at all humanly speaking, and relied on supernatural resources: prayer and suffering
offered to God.
Video. The prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarria, sends a Christmas message encouraging us to spend these days striving to give ourselves to others, beginning with our own families. Then Christmas will be a family celebration with all mankind.
Video. (Digito Identidad). A personal look at how we can find our faith through the example of our friends, taken from a DVD about marriage and family entitled “Take a chance on happiness”.
St Josemaria with a figure of the Christ Child in his arms talking to people in Opus Dei in Rome, Christmas 1972.
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.
Video. (Digito Identidad). St Josemaría teaches that we must see the redemptive value of suffering, as shown in the DVD “Take a chance on happiness”.