1. Think about it. Who would lack courage before God and in the face of eternity? There is nothing to be lost and instead so much to be gained. Why do you hold back, then?
The Forge, no. 459
2. If we feel we are beloved [...]
St Josemaria said: “Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues? Each one of us, silently, should [...]
The Church asks all Christians to pray more intensely during the Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians, which lasts from January 18 to January 25, feast of the conversion of St Paul.
With one Spirit
Pray to God that in the Holy Church, our Mother, [...]
Tags: Ecumenical dialogue, Church, Prayer, Unity
The liturgical year is beginning, and the introit of the Mass invites us to consider something closely related to the beginning of our Christian life: the vocation we have all received.
In considering the circumstances surrounding your decision to make every effort to live your faith, [...]
Tags: Prayer, Advent, Homily, Audio
Pope Benedict XVI's general audience, November 28, 2012: How should Christians speak about God?
Text of the English part of the audience:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In our continuing catechesis for the Year of Faith, we now consider the question of how we are to speak about God [...]
Tags: Faith, Prayer, Pope, Year of Faith
A mother and housewife who also works in public relations asks how to live in God's presence.
- Father, I'm a mother and a housewife, but I also work in public relations. My question is: Here in Sao Paulo, where life can be quite frenetic, there's [...]
Tags: Prayer, Presence of God, Brasil
Opus Dei Prelate’s 80th Birthday
“Javi!” And he added in a weaker voice, as Fr. Javier came into the room, “I don’t feel well.” These were St Josemaria’s last words on earth. It was 12 noon on June 26, 1975, in Rome. He was speaking to [...]
Tags: Joy, Contrition, Javier Echevarria, Prayer
A student asks if praying when you don't feel like it, is a bit hypocritical.
Father, I'm a student, and people in my class often say that you should only go to Mass and pray, when you feel like it, because doing things when you don't [...]
In 1971, St Josemaria decided to consecrate Opus Dei to the Holy Spirit, thinking of how much the Church needed all her members to be holy.
He himself composed the prayer of consecration, which is renewed in all Opus Dei centers every year, on the [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Church, Prayer, locution, Consecrations of Opus Dei
The Novena to the Holy Spirit is a long-standing custom through which the Church encourages the faithful to prepare for the descent of the Holy Spirit in the best possible way.
Some prayers to the Holy Spirit, in preparation for Pentecost, are downloadable here in pdf [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Prayer, Download, epub, Pentecost