October 4 is the feast of St Francis of Assisi, a good opportunity to medítate on the eminently Christian virtue of poverty.
Yesterday, Pope Francis stressed that love and truth are needed when it comes to fighting against social and economic inequality.
Talking to God
Aren’t you [...]
Tags: Detachment, Prayer, Poverty
Rest in divine filiation. God is a Father – your Father! – full of warmth and infinite love. Call him Father frequently and tell him, when you are alone, that you love him – that you love him very much! – and that you feel [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contemplation, Divine sonship, Prayer, Love, trust
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God. (Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount, Mt 5: 1-12)
How about you? What are you doing?
The Lord wants his children in all the honest pathways of this earth, [...]
Tags: Charity, Understanding, Suffering, Prayer, Peace
“Thou art all fair and in thee there is no stain. Thou art a garden enclosed, my sister, Spouse, an enclosed garden, a sealed fountain. Veni: coronaberis. Come: thou shalt be crowned” (Song 4:7, 12 and 8). If you and I had had the power, [...]
Tags: Prayer, Peace, Our Lady
Committed to God
Committed! How much I like that word! We children of God freely put ourselves under an obligation to live a life of dedication to God, striving that He may have complete and absolute sovereignty over our lives.
The Forge, no. 855
You told me that [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Generosity, Prayer
When Josemaría was very little, his parents and grandparents taught him short, simple prayers to say during the day. Saint Josemaria never forgot them. He went on saying them for the rest of his life.
By saying these prayers, he learned to talk to Jesus, Mary [...]
Tags: Prayer, For younger readers
On the feast of Pentecost, the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Who is the Holy Spirit? What was the descent of the Holy Spirit like? How does He act in the lives of Christians? What are the gifts of [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Prayer, Blessed Trinity
During Easter-time, Christian life is characterized by the message of joy. St Josemaria helps us find it.
You enjoy an interior happiness and peace that you would not exchange for anything in the world. God is here. There is no better way than telling him our [...]
Tags: Joy, Optimism, Prayer
While you are working, say loving things to him
Rosalia Lopez has lived in Rome since 1946, having moved there at St Josemaria’s invitation. Only a few months previously, she had decided to join Opus Dei, while she was working in the catering department or “administration” [...]
Tags: Love of God, Faith, Prayer, Pope, Presence of God, Service, Work, Character, Administration, assistant numerary
February 24, 2013. (Romereports.com) It was the last time that Benedict XVI appeared before his studio window to lead the Angelus as Pope. It's estimated that about 200,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square to thank the Pope for his eight year Pontificate.
Some came [...]
Tags: Church, Prayer, Pope Benedict XVI