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My Home is My New Catwalk

Neysha, from Puerto Rico, is a professional model. She says, “My home is my new catwalk, and I try to look more elegant than ever, for love of my husband and children.” My name is Neysha, and I’m married, with three sons, aged six, four [...]
Tags: Marriage, Consistency, Dignity, family, Puerto Rico
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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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"Never Stop Working on Making Your Marriage Better"

Emily Marcucci, a Harvard grad from Massachusetts, has been married for 15 years and is mother to 8 children. "I would tell newly married couples to never stop working on making your marriage better and stronger with each passing day… It should be a daily [...]
Tags: Generosity, Children, Marriage, Service, Love, family, engagement, home-making
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Our Family isn’t a Fairy-Tale, it’s for Real

At about age 14 a friend advised me, “Entrust yourself to St Raphael the Archangel, and pray that he does honour to his feast-day by getting you a good husband.” This was in the time when the feast of St Raphael was celebrated on October [...]
Tags: Marriage, Love, family, engagement, Germany, Costa Rica
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The O'Bar Family: Happiness Amid Suffering

"You gotta have barbecue in Texas," proclaims Houston native Vince O'Bar, as he deftly arranges hamburgers over a hot fire in his backyard. He is a man who enjoys fishing with his sons, playing basketball with the guys, and drinking a cold beer on a [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Children, Marriage, family, happiness, St Josemaria Institute
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Sophie's testimony

Video. A simple and clear example of marriage and family. Sophie, 41, is married with four children and lives in France. In this video-clip she talks about her family. "Cedric and I were married in 1997. Eight months after our wedding he had a bicycle [...]
Tags: Faith, Fortitude, Children, Maturity, Marriage, Optimism, Love, family, difficulties
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Finding God while being a wife, a mother and a doctor

I was the eldest of six children. We grew up on the island of Gotland, Sweden, which has only one Catholic church, with 200 parishioners. My parents always tried to make sure we all got a good Catholic education and that we made friends with [...]
Tags: February 14 , Marriage, Vocation, Women, calling
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Emerging from the fog

I never imagined, while I was doing volleyball practice one afternoon in 1968, that my life was about to take a turn that I had been seeking for some time. That afternoon Maria joined our team. She was a university student from Sicily who was [...]
Tags: Faith, Marriage, Politics, calling
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A fulltime mum

I am Roman Catholic, aged 29, married and a fulltime mum. We keep pigs, sheep, chickens and a dog in a small village near Leatherhead. I had known about Opus Dei for quite a long time before I was directly introduced by a friend and I [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Family and work, Marriage, UK
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Dancing Hula in the Quest for Holiness

I learned from St. Josemaría’s love of freedom that God made me the way he did for a reason, and as a Christian I have to be open to his promptings so I can fulfill what he wants of me. I can’t wait to find [...]
Tags: Freedom, Marriage, Holiness, Work, Upbringing