On April 27, 1954, feast of our Lady of Montserrat, after having something like a severe allergic reaction, St Josemaria was cured inexplicably (according to medical opinion) of the diabetes which he had suffered from for several years.
People who have had a brush with death, [...]
Tags: Sickness, Death, Our Lady
St Josemaria understood that suffering has a place in the plan of the Redemption. At the same time, he often said, “If it’s possible to get rid of physical pain, it should be got rid of. There’s enough suffering in life already! And when it [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Madrid
Many years ago, before any of these districts even existed, I used to go to the King's Hospital, many, many years ago, over forty, where were you all then...?
And I remember that by the bedside of a woman with tuberculosis, - because tuberculosis was [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Madrid, Opus Dei
Our youngest son, Inigo, was born on April 13, 2008. There were complications with the pregnancy, and I was hospitalized in the high-risk unit. One of the ultrasound scans showed that our baby had severe heart problems. We knew there was a 50-50 chance he [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Sickness, Children, difficulties
Before describing their efforts to carry out Opus Dei in these later stages of the war, we will examine the social, economic, and political features of the world in which they worked.
- The War in the North (March to November 1937)
- Fusion of the Falange [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Sickness, Spanish Civil War, Poverty, Franco, Father, Penance, Burgos, Juan Jimenez Vargas, Pedro Casciaro, first members
I was eight weeks pregnant. I went to the doctor for a check-up, and the analyses and ultrasound were all fine. The baby’s heartbeat was normal and everything was going well. Some days later I fell ill. I was prescribed some medicine to strengthen the [...]
The Little Watch-mender spend long hours silently contemplating baby Josemaria. He was always attentive to him. Josemaria was a lively baby, and when he was extra happy he would rattle the bars of his cot, bouncing up and down so vigorously that one day he [...]
Tags: Sickness, The Escriva family, For younger readers, Torreciudad
My mother is a woman of a certain age and she has health issues. Back to December of 2005 she got very sick and she thought she was having a heart attack. Called me at 3 o'clock in the morning. We go into the hospital [...]
Tags: Sickness, Faith, Prayer, Canada
I met Opus Dei while I was studying to be a nurse. I have always felt attracted by the serenity that comes of Christian living and the message of St Josemaria, which I could see in the people of Opus Dei.
But now I [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Joy, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Sickness
Dagmar is Lutheran. Her mother was at the point of death, but against all expectations she came through a risky operation and was cured.
Tags: Sickness, Faith, Prayer, Devotion