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The real meaning of a pilgrimage

To begin with, I would like to say a big Thank you to everyone who made my World Youth Day experience come true. Our journey began in Taipei; we travelled through Shanghai, Rome, Vienna and finally arrived at Krakow. I'm especially grateful to each and every [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Communion, Taiwan, WYD, Pope Francis
Testimony

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
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My Life Opened to the Beauty of Life Itself

Gina Garcia from Muntinlupa, Philippines danced ballet professionally for years and is now a home-maker, a part-time ballet teacher, and also teaches Parenting Education courses as a volunteer. On raising kids, Gina says, "The greatest challenge is in reminding ourselves that these are the children [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Formation, Children, Freedom, Marriage, Character, trust, family, happiness, Women, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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Sophie's testimony

Video. A simple and clear example of marriage and family. Sophie, 41, is married with four children and lives in France. In this video-clip she talks about her family. "Cedric and I were married in 1997. Eight months after our wedding he had a bicycle [...]
Tags: Faith, Fortitude, Children, Maturity, Marriage, Optimism, Love, family, difficulties
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Thanks to St. Josemaria for bringing me to the catholic faith

Through knowing the Catholic Faith I decided to become a Catholic. Meeting Christ and Learning the Catholic faith My first encounter with Christ was when I was studying in a Christian primary school in Macau. I joined some Christian spiritual activities because of some difficulties, disappointments, [...]
Tags: Conversion, Faith, Formation, Holiness
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Gaëlle, France

Gaëlle is French, currently studying on a Year Abroad in Rome. She was converted two years ago and is getting married next year. “Yes, I’ll go to Mass on June 26 for the feast of St Josemaria. That day is also my birthday, and I’m [...]
Tags: Conversion, Faith, Unity of life, June 26, France, Christians in the middle of the world
Testimony

By chance?

I am from South Korea, and have lived in Kyoto, Japan, since my marriage. I have three children. The oldest is Hikaru (Japanese for “light”), four years old; her Christian name is Anna Maria. Then comes Kaoru (“perfume”). He is two, and when he was [...]
Tags: Faith, Grace, family, Opus Dei members, calling, Japan
Video

Doing everything for God

I am Anna Riina, I am from Finland and I am 25. Now I am studying theology in Rome, on a History of the Church program at the University of the Holy Cross. I have been a Catholic for three and a half years. Now, [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Interior life, Virtues, God, Josemaria Escriva
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Collection of Year of Faith testimonies

The Year of Faith ends on Sunday November 24, the feast of Christ the King. Over these months this website has published several testimonies from people who have discovered the joy of the Faith. Below is a list of them. Story of an exercise-book Dalia, Lithuania: [...]
Tags: Conversion, Faith, Year of Faith
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From Sociological Christianity to an encounter with God

A few years ago I started my degree course at the University of Navarre, Spain. I lived in Belagua University Hall of Residence. Both the University itself and Belagua are corporate works of Opus Dei. Up until that point I had practised a “sociological Christianity”. [...]
Tags: Eucharist, Faith, Consistency, Year of Faith