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Because of two friends

You need interior life and doctrinal formation. Be demanding on yourself! As a Christian man or woman, you have to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, for you are obliged to give good example with holy shamelessness. The charity of [...]
Tags: Conversion, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Faith, Holiness, family

St. Josemaria at Work before Sunrise

Since 2012, the Mass of St. Josemaría Escrivá has been an annual event at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in V&G Subdivision, Tacloban City, Philippines. In the days leading up to the mass, the parish also has the custom of praying a novena to St. [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, June 26, novena, Philippines

Chinasa, Nigeria

Chinasa is currently living with her husband and two lovely children in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Cooperator of Opus Dei and she works in a Bank as the Head of the Team of Banking Assistants. What is the meaning of life for you? For me, [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Plan of life, June 26, Nigeria, Christians in the middle of the world

Secret of Opus Dei: Fall in Love with Jesus

This interview, by J.Q. Tomanek for Ignitum Today, was published on July 10 2013 and was also mentioned in the National Catholic Register on July 24, 2013. Ms. Elia Rivera is the Executive Director of the St. Josemaria Institute in Woodridge, IL which is [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life, Josemaria Escriva

Novena to St. Josemaria before sunrise

This year, for the second time, the novena and Mass of St. Josemaria Escriva were celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in V&G Subdvision, Tacloban City, Philippines. It was primarily organized by a cooperator of Opus Dei, Nida Catubao and her husband, Gaudencio. The [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva, Philippines

He had a plan for me

Although I grew up in a Catholic family, a rebellious spirit joined with immaturity and ignorance made me stop practicing. For about fifteen years God had no place in my life, though I know he never stopped loving me and looking after me. I was [...]
Tags: Conversion, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Faith

My illness? An opportunity to come closer to God

I met Opus Dei while I was studying to be a nurse. I have always felt attracted by the serenity that comes of Christian living and the message of St Josemaria, which I could see in the people of Opus Dei. But now I [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Joy, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Sickness

A word of encouragement

Eddy, 42, is a home-maker and has been married for 22 years. She has four children, one of whom, Lourdes, has Down Syndrome. She met Opus Dei in 1993 when her son Alejandro, now 19, started at the CADI kindergarten (Center for the Promotion of [...]
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A fulltime mum

I am Roman Catholic, aged 29, married and a fulltime mum. We keep pigs, sheep, chickens and a dog in a small village near Leatherhead. I had known about Opus Dei for quite a long time before I was directly introduced by a friend and I [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Family and work, Marriage, UK

To become our best selves

I’ve learnt in the means of formation I receive in Opus Dei that we have the chance to seek opportunities to live our best lives, and to make a difference. I have also learnt that there is the possibility to create joy for those who [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Women, Canada