You are so young! To me you are like a ship setting out on its voyage. If that slight deviation of today is left uncorrected, you will never reach port in the end.
The Way, 248
How frankly you laughed when I advised you to [...]
Tags: Joy, Study, Generosity, Youth, Responsibility
Once more the liturgy reminds us of the final moment in Jesus’ life among men, his ascension into heaven.
Christ Is Passing By, 117
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It has always seemed logical to me that the [...]
Tags: Joy, Heaven, Hope, Jesus Christ
Christian optimism is not a sugary optimism; nor is it a mere human confidence that everything will turn out all right. It is an optimism that sinks its roots in an awareness of our freedom, and in the sure knowledge of the power of grace. [...]
Tags: Joy, Faith, Divine sonship, Optimism
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he [...]
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1928, 1929, 1930… St Josemaria had to fulfil God’s will, but had no trained assistants, no money, and no patrons.
The task was huge and the young priest had no financial resources, helpers, or patrons. He had neither the support of tradition nor Church approval, for [...]
Tags: Joy, The Way, Divine sonship, Opus Dei
Bruno: We got to know each other during our school years and it was Nadine who gave me the idea of attending a spiritual retreat. It was from there that I wanted to know more about the teachings of Josemaria Escriva.
Nadine: I advised Bruno about [...]
Tags: Joy, Friendship, Study, Youth, engagement
“Everything goes”. That was the idea I had when I was fourteen and began working in the media. I’d seen the media as my vocation ever since I was very young. I’d found it quite hard to get into the media world, and so I [...]
Tags: Joy, Apostolate, Holy Purity, Unity of life, Consistency
The joy of Saint Josemaria and the other members of the Work also impressed me deeply from the time of my first contact with Opus Dei. What I saw was not something merely natural. Saint Josemaria had written, “The cheerfulness you should have is not [...]
Tags: Joy, cheerfulness, Charity
There are many things that could be called characteristic features of a saint, because although the saints canonized by the Church are almost infinitely varied, they all have certain things in common.
The feature I want to look at today is their being young at [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Generosity, Youth, Optimism, Vocation
Looking at things from saint Josemaria’s point of view, if he were asked what youth is, or better still, what it should be, he would certainly answer that youth is the time for discovering and freely affirming the meaning of one’s existence; a time for [...]
Tags: Joy, culture, Youth, Vocation