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How did St Josemaria celebrate Christmas?

A Christmas Crib When Josemaria was a boy, his family set up a crib every Christmas. It was always the same one, but renewed each year, with mountains made of cork or cardboard, and the simple little crib figures that the children placed around the stable [...]
Tags: Joy, Faith, Spiritual childhood, Piety, family, Christmas, Christmas carol, Josemaria Escriva

Carmen, Chon and Lolita

Carmen had long plaits. She was a very lovable child, kind and devout. But she was also a little bit bossy. “Josemaria, come here!” This got her nowhere, and the minute he got the chance Josemaria pulled the ribbons off her plaits. Poor Carmen had to go [...]
Tags: The Escriva family, Spiritual childhood, For younger readers

Loving our Lady

Video. St. Josemaria explains how we should love Mary, the Mother of God- with the simplicity, tenderness, and confidence of children.
Tags: Spiritual childhood, Our Lady, Devotion

The Holy Souls in Purgatory

In the Catholic Church, the month of November is illuminated in a special way by the mystery of the communion of saints, which refers to the union between Christians and the mutual help we can give one another. The communion of saints explicitly links those [...]
Tags: Spiritual childhood, Death

Like Children

And they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, What were you discussing on the way? But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. And he sat down and [...]
Tags: Humility, Spiritual childhood

"Holy Rosary": To help people say the Rosary

Towards the end of 1931, St Josemaría “discovered” a special life of spiritual childhood in his prayer. On November 30, the first day of the novena for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, he noted: As I say the rosary or perform other devotions, such [...]
Tags: Spiritual childhood, books, Holy Rosary, Our Lady