Josemaria and his first followers remind me of the conquistadors. They were young; they were enthusiastic, fresh, tireless, and enamored of spiritual adventure. Eager for a voyage of discovery, they gathered around a leader they called simply "the Father". There would be dangers in the [...]
Tags: Jesus Christ, Early Christians, Holiness, Josemaria Escriva
The humility of my holy Mother Mary! She is not to be seen amid the palms of Jerusalem, nor at the hour of the great miracles — except at that first one at Cana.
But she doesn't escape from the contempt at Golgotha; there she stands, [...]
Tags: Holy Family, Holiness, Our Lady
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
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
A conference on St Josemaria entitled “Living the Message of St Josemaria in the United States” will be held in New York on Saturday October 17, 2009.
The conference is being held to mark 60 years of Opus Dei in the US. It will feature [...]
Tags: Family and work, Opus Dei, Holiness
Your institution has as its aim the sanctification of one's life, while remaining within the world at one's place of work and profession: to live the Gospel in the world... This is truly a great ideal.
Pope John Paul II
Heaven and earth seem to merge, [...]
Tags: Gospel, Freedom, Opus Dei, Early Christians, Holiness
Between the fifth anniversary of St Josemaría’s canonization and the eightieth anniversary of his founding Opus Dei, a conference will be held in Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California, on Saturday February 2, 2008 around the theme of “sanctifying the world”.
Speakers at the St Josemaría [...]
Tags: culture, Holiness
At the annual Mass held in St. James’ Cathedral, Riga (Latvia) for St. Josemaría Escrivá’s feast day, there was a crowd that would have pleased the saint himself. On June 26th, the church was filled with men and women of every age and walk [...]
People have sometimes said that Opus Dei was organised internally along the lines of secret societies. What is to be thought of such a statement? Could you give us, with this in mind, your own idea of the message you wanted to address to men [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Holiness, Ordinary life