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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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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’s favorite virtue? Sincerity.

Pippo (short for Giuseppe) Corigliano is from Naples, Italy, where he did a degree in engineering. In the 1970s he moved to Milan, Italy, and started to work in the media. From 1980 to 2011 he was in charge of the Opus Dei information office [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Sincerity, Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei members
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Seeing the people behind the papers

In my daily work as a family lawyer I come face to face with all sorts of different family situations. When I have to prepare documents for the family tribunal, I am greatly consoled by St Josemaria’s teaching about seeing the people behind the papers [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Work, Josemaria Escriva, calling
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The Story of Maria-Jose Milagro

My name is Yanet Maria and I live in Canete, Peru. In February 2012, I began having pains in the abdomen which were so severe that I couldn’t sleep. I went to hospital and the doctor sent me for some X-rays. When he saw the [...]
Tags: Josemaria Escriva, favours of the founder of Opus Dei, Peru
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Thomas, USA

Thomas, 21, lives in Tampa, Florida. He is studying history and literature at Harvard and this year is working for a Real Estate firm. “God keeps me grounded.” What is the meaning of life for you? To enrich the world around me and to leave the world [...]
Tags: Friendship, Youth, Sacraments, June 26, US, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Py, Taiwan

Py, 25, lives in Taipei, Taiwan. She works as a financial operator. “Life is about learning how to love.” What is the meaning of life for you? Life is about learning how to love. Why do you think life is worth living? It is worth living because [...]
Tags: June 26, happiness, Taiwan, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Martin-Endje, Equatorial Guinea

Martin-Endje Ngonde Maguga was born in Bomudi (Equatorial Guinea), and is 81. He is married to Naty Oma Bokamba and they have three children. He met St Josemaria several times, including in April 1969, when he had the chance to talk with him in Rome [...]
Tags: Vatican II, June 26, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Dasum, Corea

Dasom is studying for a Master’s in public administration in Seoul, South Korea. She became a Catholic two years ago. “I tell my friends I don't know everything about God, but one thing is clear - He is generous!” What is the meaning of life for [...]
Tags: Study, June 26, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Paul, USA

Paul lives in Sherborn, MA. He is majoring in musical composition and is now 20. “I hope my work as a composer will enable me to give joy to other people.” What is the meaning of life for you? For me, the meaning of my life is [...]
Tags: Friendship, Virtues, June 26, US, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world