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My music... and Saint Josemaria

John, learned from St Josemaria that making a place for God in his life meant he could find the right place for his family and friends too, without abandoning his music. "My name is John and I play the cello. I have been playing the cello [...]
Tags: Family and work, Order, Responsibility, Supernatural outlook

I belong to the generation whose childhood, youth and early adulthood were spent in the Soviet Union era

In order to understand my generation (and not only mine) you have to bear in mind that we had been robbed of the possibility of learning about God, being with him and believing in him. Although my parents were Christian Orthodox, for reasons familiar to everyone [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Opus Dei, Supernatural outlook

Lebanon, a country in continual reconstruction

My grandparents emigrated from Kfour El Arabi in Lebanon to Colombia at the beginning of the twentieth century. My parents taught us to love their former homeland, and I decided to return to the country of my forefathers in 1997. I studied architecture in Bogota, Colombia, [...]
Tags: Hope, Optimism, Peace, Supernatural outlook, numerary

Overcoming the difficulties

For a son of God each day should be an opportunity for renewal, knowing for sure that with the help of grace he will reach the end of the road, which is Love. That is why if you begin and begin again, you are doing [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, defects, Divine sonship, Ascetical struggle, Optimism, Supernatural outlook, difficulties

Care for little things

Do everything for Love. Thus there will be no little things: everything will be big. Perseverance in little things for Love is heroism. The Way, 813 Because you have been In pauca fidelis, faithful in small things, come and join in your Master’s happiness. The words [...]
Tags: Love of God, Little things, Rectitude of intention, Supernatural outlook

The extraordinary in one’s ordinary life

Let me stress this point: it is in the simplicity of your ordinary work, in the monotonous details of each day, that you have to find the secret, which is hidden from so many, of something great and new: Love. Furrow, 489 Anything done out of [...]
Tags: Ordinary life, Supernatural outlook

Converting work into prayer

Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ. It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Prayer, Work, Supernatural outlook

The Beatitudes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit... (Mt 5:1ff). The preaching of Saint Josemaría Escrivá was based on [...]
Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Supernatural outlook

A prayer-card and its message

I am a doctor in a private hospital in Nairobi. I am married and have four children, aged twenty-four, twenty-three, twenty, and eleven and a half. I was born and brought up in a rural setting in Machakos District in Kenya. My father had a low-grade [...]
Tags: Family and work, Divine sonship, Supernatural outlook, prayer-card