The Meaning of Love
Parehuia Tutua-Nathan, home-maker, mather of five children, author of “Woman as the Ridgepole of the Family”, New Zealand
May 2, 2000I do not speak as an authority on love and marriage. However, I have come to feel that sense of authority, or perhaps conviction, that one feels when dealing with a topic so very close to the heart. If I had to tell you something about love and the richness of married life fifteen years ago, I would have told you something quite different from what I am about to share with you today.
I realized that he was a man of God, a holy priest
Msgr. Enrique Pelach, Bishop Emeritus of Abancay, PeruFirst news of Opus Dei
I first heard about Opus Dei in 1941, on the occasion of one of the many episodes of persecution that St Josemaria Escriva and his Work had to endure. This one was in Barcelona.
A book restorer who found his Way
Carlos Bordolli, UruguayWhat can I say about Msgr. Escriva and Opus Dei? I can’t begin to put it into words without first giving a bit of my history. I was born in the year of Maracaná, on the day of Maracaná. (Ed. Note: Uruguay beat Brazil in the 1950 World Cup finals at Maracaná, a 200,000 seat stadium built in Brazil for the tournament.) They baptized me in front of the Uruguayan Soccer Association, in the Parish of Cordón, at the moment of the final party. It was all orchestrated by my Italian grandmother, Dofia Annunziata Molinari of Fattoruso. But in my parent’s house, they had closed the door on God.
Reaching each person’s heart
Lucia VincoI have worked for several years in different catering and hospitality schools and at the same time in the service sector. I am currently studying for a degree in dietetics, because I see thorough scientific training as essential if I am to do my work to a professionally high standard.
Christians in the media
Fr. José María La Porte holds a doctorate in theology, another in Communication, and is lecturer in Institutional Communication at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy.The subject of the following interview was Fr La Porte’s doctoral thesis entitled “Christians in the media according to St Josemaría. Historical context and spiritual and pastoral development”. In the interview, Fr. La Porte answers questions about the background to his thesis.
From Toxicity to Transcendence: St. Josemaria and Contemplation in the Workplace
Jenny Driver, MD, Fellow in Geriatric Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USAI am a physician, not an expert in theology or philosophy, and I never knew St. Josemaria personally. I do, however, consider myself an expert in one thing: stress. Like many of my colleagues, I am a connoisseur of stress. We have an ice-cream shop in the United States called Baskin-Robbins. It has thirty-one flavors, and if stress came in thirty-one flavors, I would have tasted each and every one of them. A recent poll listed medical internship as one of the top five most stressful jobs in the US.