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Chinasa, Nigeria

Chinasa is currently living with her husband and two lovely children in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Cooperator of Opus Dei and she works in a Bank as the Head of the Team of Banking Assistants. What is the meaning of life for you? For me, [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Plan of life, June 26, Nigeria, Christians in the middle of the world

I'm Short of Time

A doctor asks St Josemaria Escriva: “Some days our work leaves us no time for anything else. How can we keep sanctifying ourselves and manage our homes?”
Tags: Family and work, Prayer, Plan of life, Work, Interior life, Priestly soul

Praying the Rosary

Video. St Josemaria advised people to relate to Our Lady by praying the Rosary as a sign of love.
Tags: Contemplation, Plan of life, Holy Rosary, Our Lady


Between 1946 and 1960 Opus Dei began its apostolate in several new countries, including Portugal, Italy, Great Britain, France, Ireland, the US, Kenya, and Japan. These were years of physical suffering. The Father’s diabetes was the cause of great discomfort. He lived with a constant headache, [...]
Tags: Sickness, Faith, Formation, Opus Dei, Plan of life

Talking to God in the streets of Madrid

Every morning I have to think how I’m going to organize myself and when I’m going to pray, because it is from my relationship and my conversation with God that I can find the strength and joy to focus on what lies ahead of me. [...]
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From the world of finance

Saint Josemaria’s teachings on the Holy Mass had a great influence on the way I work. Since I started trying to put into practice what the writings of the Founder of Opus Dei say about the centrality and radical nature of the Holy Mass, my [...]
Tags: Plan of life, Work, Unity of life, Holy Mass

Jolly Good Saint

The creeping tentacles of secularism and paganism or the unbridled worship of the things of this world keep growing, without us being aware of it. This spiritual crisis and what the world needs now was foreseen by a Saint whose footsteps trod this earth for seventy [...]
Tags: Understanding, Suffering, Faith, Plan of life, The Way of the Cross, The Will of God

Those Masses made me love the liturgy

José María Casciaro met Saint Josemaría in 1939. The next year he moved to Madrid to study, and lived in Jenner hall of residence, where Saint Josemaría was also living. He spent more than five years close to the Founder of Opus Dei. When I arrived [...]
Tags: Eucharist, Piety, Plan of life, Priesthood

The Holy Mass was the center of Saint Josemaría’s day

Saint Josemaría often spoke of the Holy Mass as the “center and root of the interior life”. Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the Founder’s first successor at the head of Opus Dei, spent nearly forty years with Saint Josemaría, and was an exceptional witness of how [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Eucharist, Piety, Plan of life, Priesthood