Tags: Holy Family
St Josemaria and parents
The saying “God writes straight with crooked lines” was one that St Josemaria had engraved on his heart, as a result of painful personal experiences. It expressed the fact that God’s way of reasoning is sometimes very different from our own. [...]
Tags: Holy Family, Vocation, family, Josemaria Escriva, Consecrations of Opus Dei
Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! — He is about [...]
Tags: Conversion, Hope, Jesus Christ, Holy Family, Advent
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
God is here. This truth should fill our lives, and every Christmas should be for us a new and special meeting with God, when we allow his light and grace to enter deep into our soul.
Tags: Joy, Humility, Holy Family, Christmas
St Josemaria explains how St Joseph helps us to know Jesus Christ in his Humanity, because he was chosen by God to be Jesus’ foster-father on earth.
Tags: Holy Family, St Joseph, Following Christ
Every time Christmas comes around, I love to look at representations of the child Jesus. Statues and pictures which show a God who lowered himself remind me that God is calling us. The Almighty wants us to know that he is defenceless, that he needs [...]
Tags: Doctrine, Jesus Christ, Holy Family
- Download the homily "The Christian Vocation" (PDF), a homily given on 2 December 1961, the first Sunday in Advent
- Download AUDIO: "The christian vocation" (part1), (part2), (part3)
Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing [...]
Tags: Conversion, Hope, Jesus Christ, Holy Family
And his parents were wont to go every year to Jerusalem at the Feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. And after they had fulfilled the days, when they [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Holy Family, St Joseph, Holy Rosary, Our Lady
A master of interior life, a worker deeply involved in his job, God’s faithful servant in continual contact with Jesus: that is Joseph. Ite ad Ioseph. With St Joseph, the Christian learns what it means to belong to God and fully to assume one’s place [...]
Tags: Holy Family, St Joseph, Interior life, Ordinary life