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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
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St. Josemaria Taught Me How to Work with Love

In 1965, Ana Lorente came to Rome to work, at St. Josemaria's request. A nurse by profession, she also specializes in photography. For 10 years she took photos of various activities, encounters and large get-togethers that St. Josemaria had during that time. On June [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Holiness, Work, June 26, Our Lady of Peace, Josemaria Escriva
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St. Josemaria helps me as a seminarian

I am a seminarian in third year theology, in the seventh year of priestly formation. The basic idea about the seminary revolves round prayer life, intense study and hard work. For a long time as a seminarian I used to wonder how to reconcile Prayer [...]
Tags: Study, Piety, Priesthood, Holiness, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Unity of life
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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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A great discovery!

Video. "My name is Kyamummi Irene. I am a Ugandan.I'm a medical doctor by profession, I come for a family of 8 children, and my family is Protestant. I got to know about the Catholic Church when I was in the university, through a friend of [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Conversion, Eucharist, Holiness, Service, Pope Francis
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“Be faithful, be an apostle,” John Paul II told me

Alejandra Vanney is a lawyer who in the 90s moved from Argentina to Poland to help begin the apostolic work of Opus Dei there. Her work at the University of Warsaw gave her the opportunity to travel to Rome to take part in several encounters [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, Church, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Poland, calling
Testimony

Roland Joffé and St Josemaria Escriva

Roland Joffé is the scriptwriter, director and co-producer of the forthcoming film There be dragons, which features St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, as one of the main characters. Born in Kensington, London, on November 17, 1945, Joffé has directed many films including The Mission (1984), [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Holiness, Ordinary life, Film
Testimony

Dancing Hula in the Quest for Holiness

I learned from St. Josemaría’s love of freedom that God made me the way he did for a reason, and as a Christian I have to be open to his promptings so I can fulfill what he wants of me. I can’t wait to find [...]
Tags: Freedom, Marriage, Holiness, Work, Upbringing
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My heart missed a beat

I had been a priest for thirty years when in 1980 I was appointed to a parish in Nagasaki. A fellow-priest lost no time in introducing me to a priest of Opus Dei. We met a number of times. When I began to read the [...]
Tags: Holiness, diocesan priests
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Living life to the fullest

“Live life to the fullest!” This has always been my motto. You can say I am a person who enjoys the adventure and excitement in life. Before I learnt of St Josemaria and his message of holiness in ordinary life, I was convinced that in [...]
Tags: Little things, Youth, Holiness, Ordinary life