Msgr Jaime Fuentes was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, studied journalism at the University of Navarra, and obtained a doctorate in theology at the same university. In 1967, when he was very young, he moved to Rome, where he lived in the same house as St [...]
Tags: Love of God, Ascetical struggle, Holiness, Josemaria Escriva
The loving care which Saint Josemaria took of the liturgy and everything connected with worship is expressed in n. 527 of The Way: “That woman in the house of Simon the leper in Bethany, who anoints the Master’s head with precious ointment, reminds us of [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Love of God, Eucharist, Poverty
One Sunday morning in June 1974, in the Coliseo Theatre in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Msgr. Escrivá had hardly started speaking when a gentleman from that land, with a smile on his lips and a somewhat mischievous gesture, intervened: “When a very close friend of mine [...]
Tags: Love of God, Eucharist, Poverty, Catechetical trips
In his book Christ is Passing By, n. 97, Saint Josemaría wrote: “In thinking about Christ's death, we find ourselves invited to take a good hard look at our everyday activities and to be serious about the faith we profess. Holy Week cannot be a [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contrition, Little things, Cross, Mortification
Rome, 3 April 2005
May Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me!
My dearest children: We were already preparing for the painful event of the death of our much-loved Pope John Paul II, who, yet more frequently in these last years and months, offered the [...]
Tags: Love of God, Beauty, Eucharist, Faith, Pope, Sacraments, Interior life
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
Saint Josemaría often talked about the need for Christian life to be essentially Eucharistic. He summed it up in a classic phrase: having a “Eucharistic soul”. He liked to make explicit acts of faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament: “I [...]
Tags: Love of God, Eucharist, Javier Echevarria, Piety, Priesthood
Marta Brancatisano, writer, develops a few ideas of Saint Josemaria about marriage and love of God in "The paradise of those in love," an article published in L’Osservatore Romano. "The teachings of Josemaria Escriva - explains - are an invitation to rediscover love in its [...]
Tags: Love of God, Marriage, Vocation
I have always been struck by the interpretation which Josemaría Escrivá gave of the name Opus Dei—an interpretation which we could call biographical and which allows us to understand the founder in his spiritual dimension.
Escrivá knew that he should found something, but he was [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Love of God, Divine sonship
Cardinal George Pell explains how every aspect of St Josemaria’s teaching, like his life, was centred on Jesus Christ.
The step from doctrine to asceticism in in the Christocentrism of Saint Josemaría is a movement from getting know to Christ to living like Christ. Living like [...]
Tags: Love of God, Gospel, Grace, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Unity of life