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St Josemaria gave me the certainty that God is a Father

The following is an interview with Maddalena Vintini from Verona, Italy. A lawyer, she and her husband Gianluca have three children. She has belonged to the Opus Dei Prelature for nearly 30 years. In 2011 she gave up her law work to become head-teacher at [...]
Tags: February 14 , Passionately Loving the World, Family and work, Formation, Upbringing, Women, Opus Dei members

"Take a Chance on Happiness": reflections on marriage and parenting from St Josemaria Escriva

Programme contains practical reflections on marriage and parenting from St Josemaria Escriva and from British and Irish couples. "Take a chance on happiness" alternates images from the preaching of St Josemaría with testimonies of couples in England, Scotland and Ireland who talk about their challenges in [...]
Tags: Marriage, Upbringing, family, Ireland, UK

For young people

Inspired by St Josemaria’s message Teresa and her husband, with other parents set up a school offering integral education: Hawthorn School Tags: Education, Responsibility, school, Upbringing, family

The adventure of freedom

St Josemaria’s teachings on freedom, says Moira Walsh, show how freedom combines with responsibility, real love, and respect for others, in bringing up children, in politics, and in daily living.
Tags: Formation, Freedom, Politics, Responsibility, Upbringing, family

Dancing Hula in the Quest for Holiness

I learned from St. Josemaría’s love of freedom that God made me the way he did for a reason, and as a Christian I have to be open to his promptings so I can fulfill what he wants of me. I can’t wait to find [...]
Tags: Freedom, Marriage, Holiness, Work, Upbringing

Within the family, a joy shared is a joy doubled, a trouble shared is a trouble halved

Rafael Pich*, father of 16 children, engineer and entrepreneur, is a founding member of the Fondation Internationale de la Famille and vice-chairman of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), an NGO with consultative status at the UN. * He died a month after this interview [...]
Tags: Joy, Generosity, Children, Marriage, Virtues, Upbringing, family

A movie of a get-together

It’s 6.35 p.m., I am walking home pondering what I should write. I reach the gate and as I am about to rummage in my bag for the key, it suddenly hits me – the laundry is still on the line. Anyway I get into the [...]
Tags: Little things, Family and work, Upbringing

My home-making is a real full-time job

I have been happily married for 17 years and we have ten children aged between 16 and 2 years old. My main professional work during these 17 years has been my home and bringing up my children. In a country like Australia, where there is [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Upbringing