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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

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

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

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

Letter to the faithful of the Prelature and cooperators of Opus Dei

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

A Continuum of Love

An Indian philanthropic association, Sampradaan, published an article about Saint Josemaría in its annual journal in which the author, Barbara Spencer, a management consultant and volunteer fundraiser based in Delhi, explained how true philanthropy is based on pristine motives, and lies in the love of [...]
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Loving the world in God and for God

Bishop Javier Echevarria’s contribution to a symposium on the history of the Church in Spain and Latin America, held in Seville, Spain, 2002 and entitled “Witnesses of the 20th century, teachers of the 21st”. Bishop Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, said that the seed that [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Love of God, God’s glory, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate

Josemaría Escrivá's Cristocentrism

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

Takes affectionate care of your tabernacles!

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

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