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A man that knew how to love

In the 27 years that have gone by since Josemaria Escriva’s “dies natalis”, or birthday into Heaven, on June 26, 1975, many people have asked about the “secret” of his life: why did he attract so many people? Why is it that when others listened [...]
Tags: Love of God, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Interior life, Women
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Lay the very last stone with love

The secret of doing my working the best I can is the love with which I start it, continue it and finish it, and the love with which I offer it to God – and that is a task for every day. I know that [...]
Tags: Love of God, Rectitude of intention, Work
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Preparing dinner acquires infinite value

I was impressed by Josemaria Escriva’s love for the Sacraments. The Mass “the center and root of the Christian life,” is more and more for me, as it was for Josemaria Escriva, the center of my days. Since the beginning, I was amazed by the [...]
Tags: Love of God, Sacraments, Work
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November 2, 1948: Javier Echevarría, currently Opus Dei’s Prelate, met St Josemaría for the first time

“Javi!” And he added, in a much weaker voice, as Fr Javier came into the room, “I don’t feel well.” Those were the last words on earth of St Josemaría, founder of Opus Dei. It was mid-day on June 26, 1975, in Rome. Fr. Javier [...]
Tags: Love of God, Charity, Javier Echevarria, Madrid
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Letting God work

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
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How the founder of Opus Dei practised the spirit of mortification

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
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The Youthful Spirit of a Saint

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
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The brass chalice

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
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The Paradise of those in Love

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
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Saint Josemaría’s love for the Eucharist

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