The Founder of Opus Dei saw in St. Joseph the strong and affectionate father that Christ wanted on earth. He asked St. Joseph to teach him how to stay close to Mary and to Jesus: “How he would have embraced the Child, and kissed him!”. [...]
Tags: Contemplation, St Joseph, Work, family
"My advice is that, in your prayer, you actually take part in the different scenes of the Gospel, as one more among the people present. First of all, imagine the scene or mystery you have chosen to help you recollect your thoughts and meditate. Next [...]
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Rest in divine filiation. God is a Father – your Father! – full of warmth and infinite love. Call him Father frequently and tell him, when you are alone, that you love him – that you love him very much! – and that you feel [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contemplation, Divine sonship, Prayer, Love, trust
Committed to God
Committed! How much I like that word! We children of God freely put ourselves under an obligation to live a life of dedication to God, striving that He may have complete and absolute sovereignty over our lives.
The Forge, no. 855
You told me that [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Generosity, Prayer
The entrance antiphon at Mass states:
Let us celebrate with joyful hearts
the birth of the Virgin Mary,
of whom was born the Sun of Justice,
Christ our Lord.
Our mother is a model of correspondence to grace. If we contemplate her life, our Lord [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Humility, Our Lady
When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there — the words and deeds of Christ — is something that you should not only know, but live.
Everything, every point that is told there, has been gathered, detail by detail, for you to [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Gospel, Prayer
And his parents were wont to go every year to Jerusalem at the Feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. And after they had fulfilled the days, when they [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Holy Family, St Joseph, Holy Rosary, Our Lady
Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ. It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Prayer, Work, Supernatural outlook
You write, "To pray is to talk with God. But about what?" About what? About Him, about yourself—joys, sorrows, successes and failures, noble ambitions, daily worries, weaknesses! And acts of thanksgiving and petitions—and Love and reparation.
In a word, to get to know him and [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Prayer, Interior life
Holy Week (Latin: Hebdomas Sancta or Hebdomas Maior, "Greater Week"; Greek: Μεγάλη Ἑβδομάς, Megale Hebdomas) in Christianity is the last week of Lent and the week before Easter. It includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) and Good Friday, and lasts [...]
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