By Dwight G. Duncan
US (The Boston Pilot). Pope Benedict XVI famously said, "To me art and the saints are the greatest apologetics for our faith." In that regard, we have been particularly fortunate to have lived alongside and witnessed the powerful example of some [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Holiness, Beatification
I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance. (St Luke’s Gospel, 15:7)
When am I going to convert?
My God, when am I [...]
Tags: Repentance, Contrition, Conversion, Holiness, Love
St. Josemaría said that the spirit of Opus Dei contains the marvelous truth that all worthy and upright human undertakings can be turned into divine ones.
Many people have experienced a complete turnaround in their lives when they came to know this teaching, sometimes after [...]
Tags: Holiness, Work
Video. Finding Christ in the middle of the world. Australian people tell how St Josemaria´s teachings help them to discover God in their ordinary life.
"God is calling you to serve Him in and from the ordinary, material and secular activities of human life. He waits [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Holiness, Ordinary life
My soul is longing and yearning for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Allow your soul to be consumed by desires – desires for loving, for being forgotten, for holiness, for Heaven. Do not stop [...]
Tags: Love of God, Holy Spirit, Holiness
During his general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis talked about contradictions. He explained that the Church is holy, despite the sins and flaws of its members, including that of popes.
He explained that people don't make the Church holy, but [...]
Tags: Church, Holiness, Year of Faith, Pope Francis
A gathering in Santiago de Chile where many people were able to ask Saint Josemaria about different topics such as educating their children, The Holy Mass, apostolate and Christian life.
Tags: Holiness, Get-together, Josemaria Escriva, Chile
The saints live their lives in this world in order to love God and other people, imitating Jesus Christ, who “went about doing good”. But when they reach heaven, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 2683) tells us that they “constantly care for [...]
Tags: Holiness, June 26, favours of the founder of Opus Dei
Did St Josemaria ever get tired of serving God? How did he react to his failures? And to difficulties? What was his secret for staying faithful and in love with God? These and other questions are answered by Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Opus Dei prelate, Holiness