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St. Josemaria Understands You're Human

Video. Annamaria, a nursing student from California, USA, explains why she wants to be a nurse and how reading St. Josemaria's books, especially The Way, Furrow and The Forge, has helped her overcome discouragement in her daily life.
Tags: The Way, Ascetical struggle, Work, Unity of life, Interior life, Women, Friends of God, The Forge, Furrow
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Is holiness for me?

He chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him… in love. St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 1:4-5. All for love All for Love! This is the way of holiness, the way of happiness. Face up to [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Holiness, Unity of life, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva
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A Life of Prayer

A downloadable audio and pdf version of St Josemaria’s homily “Life of Prayer”, published in the book Friends of God. Download pdf Whenever we feel in our hearts a desire to improve, a desire to respond more generously to Our Lord, and we look for something [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Ascetical struggle, Ordinary life, Friends of God, mp3, Audio
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Palm Sunday

Download "Interior struggle", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Palm Sunday, from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. Like every Christian celebration, today's is one of peace. The palm branches, with their ancient symbolism, recall a scene of the book [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Sacraments, Interior life, Holy Week , Homily, Josemaria Escriva
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Christian Joy

Video. The founder of Opus Dei, in Valencia, Spain, explains that deep joy is the result of fighting against ourselves.
Tags: Joy, Ascetical struggle, Interior life
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Wanting to want

“Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke [...]
Tags: Love of God, Ascetical struggle, Holy Purity, Interior life, Vocation
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What is an Angel?

On their hands the Angels will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. Matthew 4:6. 1. Is the existence of angels a truth of faith? Who are the angels? The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is [...]
Tags: Angels, Faith, Ascetical struggle
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Go Forward, with More Love

So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.. Lk 7, 36-50 You are discouraged, why? Is it your sins and miseries? Is it your defeats, at times coming [...]
Tags: Love of God, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Ascetical struggle, Optimism, Love, Forgiveness
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When times are hard

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
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10 questions for Bishop Javier Echevarria about St Josemaria

Did St Josemaria ever get tired of serving God? How did he react to his failures? And to difficulties? What was his secret for staying faithful and in love with God? These and other questions are answered by Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Opus Dei prelate, Holiness