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St. Josemaria in Korea

A friend gave me a copy of The Way when I was in college. That was the very first book I read by St. Josemaria. It touched me deeply, and I wanted to read more. I learned many things from St. Josemaria’s writings: how to [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, books, Opus Dei, Devotion, Josemaria Escriva
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When you read The Way...

I am a cancer patient. When I was fighting it desperately five years ago, my best friend, Margaret, gave me a copy of The Way which comforted and encouraged me tremendously. Not too long ago, a friend of mine from Opus Dei told me that the [...]
Tags: The Way, books
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A book I’ll never forget

In Life and Living, a magazine for the elderly, readers wrote describing “the book I’ll never forget”. Esther, 86, wrote about The Way by Josemaria Escriva (Scepter). I was 24 years old and bedridden with pleural tuberculosis. I’d recently given birth to my son John after [...]
Tags: The Way, books, Death
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Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Emeritus Archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine

What is the relevance of St Josemaria’s charisma for the Church? Jaworski: I’m currently reading a Polish translation of a book of memoirs about St Josemaria written by his successor, Bishop Javier Echevarria. I must say it’s a book that has made a deep impression on [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, books, Interior life
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Lessons in Practical Chrisitanity

I like to describe his teachings as, “Lessons in practical Christianity”. He takes simple topics and backs them up with clear explanations. His approach takes the form of a conversation and leads you to make concrete resolutions; this is why his books are good guides [...]
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I began to experience great freedom in my life

When I lived in Iran, my daughter Shailani told me about Opus Dei. Saint Josemaria’s writings opened up a completely new horizon in my life. I learned that God is not a distant being: we can draw close to him as a Father. I began [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Freedom, books
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I am a Hindu by religion

I am Indian, a Hindu by religion, and I am interested in everything transcendental. My connection with Opus Dei goes back to the beginnings of its presence in New Delhi, and has helped me in my search for my own spiritual path. Hearing about Josemaria [...]
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I try to finish my jobs on time so I can spend longer with my family

St Josemaria’s books have helped me to understand the riches and meaning of various aspects of our Catholic faith, with a deeper perspective. I think that the effort to spread them more widely will do good to many people by helping them come closer to God. [...]
Tags: Family and work, books
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Finding in God the truth about himself

From an early age Josemaria Escriva wrote a lot, though he had no desire to be a literary figure. His first writings were what he called ‘Catalinas.’ These are a series of short thoughts expressing an interior experience. There is no stylistic pretension or vanity. [...]
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The sorrows and joys of St Joseph

In Torreciudad, a sanctuary of our Lady built in Spain under St Josemaria’s stimulation, there is an old track leading up to the original shrine. Along the track fourteen tiled pictures have been set up, in pairs, showing “The Sorrows and Joys of St Joseph”. [...]
Tags: Gospel, books, Holy Family, St Joseph, Christ Is Passing By