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St. Josemaria helps me as a seminarian

I am a seminarian in third year theology, in the seventh year of priestly formation. The basic idea about the seminary revolves round prayer life, intense study and hard work. For a long time as a seminarian I used to wonder how to reconcile Prayer [...]
Tags: Study, Piety, Priesthood, Holiness, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Unity of life
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Saint Josemaria and the Role of Saint Joseph in Christian Life

An article that will appear in the forthcoming issue of the journal Romana, no. 59, written by Fr. Lucas Mateo-Seco shortly before his death in February 2014. The feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated in the Church on March 19. Download pdf 1. Introduction Devotion to Saint Joseph [...]
Tags: Faith, Holy Family, St Joseph, Unity of life, Interior life, Devotion, Josemaria Escriva
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St Josemaría’s writings serve as an inspiration for theology

"What impetus can theology receive from the teachings of Saint Josemaría?" is the title of the paper given by Msgr. Fernando Ocariz on November 14, 2013, during the conference “Saint Josemaria and Theological Thought” held at thePontifical University of the Holy Cross. These are some [...]
Tags: Love of God, Gospel, Faith, Church, Holiness, Unity of life, Interior life, Ordinary life, God, Josemaria Escriva, writings of the founder of Opus Dei
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Two Loves, One Heart: A Reflection for the Feast of St Augustine

“I have preached on countless occasions that we do not have one heart to love God with and another with which to love men. This poor heart of ours, made of flesh, loves with an affection which is human and which, if it is united [...]
Tags: Love of God, Unity of life, Love, Heart, St Josemaria Institute
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Is holiness for me?

He chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him… in love. St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 1:4-5. All for love All for Love! This is the way of holiness, the way of happiness. Face up to [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Holiness, Unity of life, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva
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Gaëlle, France

Gaëlle is French, currently studying on a Year Abroad in Rome. She was converted two years ago and is getting married next year. “Yes, I’ll go to Mass on June 26 for the feast of St Josemaria. That day is also my birthday, and I’m [...]
Tags: Conversion, Faith, Unity of life, June 26, France, Christians in the middle of the world
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The Mass in the Christian life

Gavin Dixon, a parishoner of Our Lady of Peace in Dublin, talks about why the Holy Mass is important to him. "To "live" the holy Mass means to pray continually, and to be convinced that, for each one of us, this is a personal meeting with [...]
Tags: Love of God, Eucharist, Unity of life, Love, Holy Mass
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What St. Josemaría's The Way means to me

On days that go poorly, I know God is using The Way to point me in the right direction to improve tomorrow. St. Josemaría Escrivá's The Way has had a large positive impact on my life – so much so that I have made the book [...]
Tags: The Way, Prayer, Unity of life, Interior life, Ordinary life
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Doing everything for God

I am Anna Riina, I am from Finland and I am 25. Now I am studying theology in Rome, on a History of the Church program at the University of the Holy Cross. I have been a Catholic for three and a half years. Now, [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Interior life, Virtues, God, Josemaria Escriva
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Rafael Alvira: "St Josemaria was a very friendly man."

Philosophy professor Rafael Alvira recalls his first impressions of St Josemaria: his vitality, his friendliness and his simplicity. He also practised unity of life, something he always spoke of as characteristic of the spirit of Opus Dei.
Tags: Freedom, Naturalness, Unity of life, University