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What St. Josemaría's The Way means to me

On days that go poorly, I know God is using The Way to point me in the right direction to improve tomorrow. St. Josemaría Escrivá's The Way has had a large positive impact on my life – so much so that I have made the book [...]
Tags: The Way, Prayer, Unity of life, Interior life, Ordinary life
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An anti-crisis priest

June 26 is the feast of St Josemaria Escriva, an anti-crisis priest. When I talk to children, and adults, about the saints whose pictures and statues adorn the walls of my church, I try to focus on one outstanding feature in each of them. Blessed [...]
Tags: Ordinary life, diocesan priests
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How to become holy in everyday things

Wei Zhang talks about how St Josemaria’s message is a path for many people to find God while living in society, by trying to be better every day. My name’s Wei Zhang, I come from Beijing in China, and I’m studying History of Art in Germany, [...]
Tags: Baptism, Opus Dei, Ordinary life
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It's about how you live your life

So I'm Nic and I'm a producer. I'm also an expert in media and communications. And I had the great privilege of not only meeting but working with Opus Dei around the time of the Da Vinci Code release. Part of Opus Dei's message and the [...]
Tags: Joy, Faith, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life
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Roland Joffé and St Josemaria Escriva

Roland Joffé is the scriptwriter, director and co-producer of the forthcoming film There be dragons, which features St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, as one of the main characters. Born in Kensington, London, on November 17, 1945, Joffé has directed many films including The Mission (1984), [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Holiness, Ordinary life, Film
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Alessandra Borghese, Journalist, Italy

Another saint for whom I feel great affection, and to whom I am indebted for significant guidance in my spiritual life, is Josemaria Escriva, the Founder of Opus Dei. I don’t belong to Opus Dei, but I feel very attracted by the spirit behind it, [...]
Tags: Work, Ordinary life
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One day I too received the gift of a vocation

I came across Opus Dei through a letter that arrived at our local school about the Zunil School of Home and Hotel Management. My daughter Mirna was interested. We went to visit the school, we liked it and she decided to study there. Then the [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Opus Dei, Ordinary life, Vocation, supernumerary
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There is no room for sadness

Interviewer: Josemaria Escriva was a happy man. It is enough to see the film clips where he is willing to offer a smile and some words of encouragement to those present. But what is the secret of his constant good humor? Pierluigi Bartolomei: Opus Dei [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Ordinary life
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Living life to the fullest

“Live life to the fullest!” This has always been my motto. You can say I am a person who enjoys the adventure and excitement in life. Before I learnt of St Josemaria and his message of holiness in ordinary life, I was convinced that in [...]
Tags: Little things, Youth, Holiness, Ordinary life
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Understanding what God is like

I was born in Stockholm and have lived here all my life. I was lucky enough to grow up in a deeply Christian family. My father is Catholic, my mother Protestant, and I have three siblings. All of us were baptized in the Catholic Church [...]
Tags: Friendship, Apostolate, Youth, Interior life, Ordinary life, God