Tags: Abandonment to God
It looks as if the whole world is coming down on top of you. Whichever way you turn you find no way out. This time, it is impossible to overcome the difficulties.
But have you again forgotten that God is your Father? – all-powerful, infinitely wise, [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Ascetical struggle, trust
Thanksgiving is part of Christian life, as we realize how much God has done for us and for others. St Josemaria developed gratitude as a virtue throughout his life, as those who lived with him recall.
In December 1972 St Josemaria wrote, "There will come [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Gratitude, Alvaro del Portillo, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei
Rodolfo and Lucia suffered the loss of their small son. How can people see God’s hand in events like that? St Josemaria replies to someone in a similar situation, who asked him how to bear suffering with joy.
Tags: Abandonment to God, Cross, Suffering, Children, Death, family
This tour of some streets in Madrid highlights some events in St Josemaria’s life. A notable aspect was his experience of divine sonship – the fact of having God for his Father – expressed in trust in God’s providence, simplicity in talking to God, a [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Divine sonship, Madrid, sick
During the War, 66 years ago, I was exiled from Poland with my family. Since then I had never been back to the part of Warsaw where I lived as a young girl, and I did not even know whether the house where I was [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, June 26
Shortly after getting married I was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix. I had an operation and other treatment, and came through it. I have to say it was due to my husband’s love, and to a priest qualified in medicine who advised me to [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Gratitude, Joy, Suffering, Sickness, Generosity, family
Virginia is a Co-operator of Opus Dei and writes from Hong Kong about the intercession of St. Josemaria and her son’s illness.
My son Guillermo has total agenesis of the corpus callosum. The diagnosis was made during my pregnancy and was accompanied by various complications that [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Gratitude, Sickness, Formation
Then Jesus came with them to a country place called Gethsemani, and he said to his disciples, “Sit down here, while I go over yonder and pray.” And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and he began to be saddened [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Suffering, Holy Rosary
Christian tradition uses the term "the Last Things" for what faces each person at the end of his or her life on earth: death, judgement and eternal destiny - heaven or hell. Through the liturgy, the Church brings these realities before us particularly in November, [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Heaven, Death
And bearing the cross for himself, he went forth to the place called the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified him, and with him two others, one on each side and Jesus in the center.
And Pilate also wrote an inscription and had it [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Cross, Obedience, Holy Rosary, Unity