Our youngest son, Inigo, was born on April 13, 2008. There were complications with the pregnancy, and I was hospitalized in the high-risk unit. One of the ultrasound scans showed that our baby had severe heart problems. We knew there was a 50-50 chance he [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Sickness, Children, difficulties
Nicole Joseph Dookie was born in Trinidad, in a Christian family. Moved by the example of her husband, Jerome Dookie, she was received into the Catholic Church in March 2002, and joined Opus Dei as a Supernumerary in October that same year. At about that [...]
Tags: Sickness, Children, Death, family
HomeAdvantage Plus, LLC is a corporation launched in late 1997 to provide educational resources and practical Information for creating a home that enhances the quality of life for individuals and families.
HomeAdvantage Plus was conceived in my heart in April of 1973 when I joined Opus [...]
Tags: Family and work, Children, Service, Work
Rafael Pich*, father of 16 children, engineer and entrepreneur, is a founding member of the Fondation Internationale de la Famille and vice-chairman of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), an NGO with consultative status at the UN.
* He died a month after this interview [...]
Tags: Joy, Generosity, Children, Marriage, Virtues, Upbringing, family
Yi-yun, my third child, was born on January 6, the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. We just couldn’t take our eyes off her; her sisters especially were filled with wonder as they looked at her.
One day, when she was four months old, we [...]
Tags: Sickness, Children, Marriage
Vince and Wendy O’Bar live in Houston with their three sons. Vince is a salesman who enjoys spending time with his kids, playing basketball with the guys, and drinking a cold beer on a hot afternoon. Wendy has named herself “Secretary of Interior” at the [...]
Tags: The Way, Cross, Children, Jesus Christ
When people ask me how many children I have, I often tell them twelve, plus two non-profits: working with a non-profit is like having another child. It was largely through the inspiration of Josemaria Escriva and the support of Opus Dei that I came to [...]
Tags: Family and work, Children, Poverty, Presence of God
Interviewer: Josemaria Escriva was a happy man. It is enough to see the film clips where he is willing to offer a smile and some words of encouragement to those present. But what is the secret of his constant good humor?
Pierluigi Bartolomei: Opus Dei [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Ordinary life
I have been happily married for 17 years and we have ten children aged between 16 and 2 years old. My main professional work during these 17 years has been my home and bringing up my children. In a country like Australia, where there is [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Upbringing
The influence of Josemaria Escriva on my life has been radical. He has touched the core of my being and explained to me the purpose of my existence. He has taught me to love work as an offering to God, united to the sacrifice of [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Children, Order, Work