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
Last month, Anihan Training School in the Philippines graduated 60 more professionally-trained young women into the local hotel and restaurant industry.
Now in its 21st year of serving the less privileged young women of the Calabarzon area, Anihan has been true to its name, producing [...]
Tags: Education, Work, Virtues
Humility is another good way to arrive at interior peace. He has said so: ‘Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls.’
The Way, 607
Prayer is the humility of the man who acknowledges his [...]
Tags: defects, Humility, Sincerity, Virtues
As well as having given you abundant and effective grace, the Lord has given you a brain, a pair of hands and intellectual powers so that your talents may yield fruit.
God wants to work miracles all the time – to raise the dead, make [...]
Tags: Doctrine, Faith, Divine sonship, Virtues
St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. Whenever this writer mentioned the name of this modern-day saint to his friends their usual reaction was: “Who is he?” I would then explain the saint’s theology of work which is the centerpiece of his teaching.
Work is [...]
Tags: Faith, Work, Virtues
A canticle to ordinary life, addressed to ordinary Christians, about the extraordinary surprise God has in store for them. This compilation was the first posthumous work of Saint Josemaría. Issued in 1977, its 18 homilies preached between 1941 and 1968 touch on the great subjects [...]
Tags: Gospel, Prayer, Virtues, Friends of God
Decree on the Cause of Canonization of the Servant of God Josemaria Escriva, Priest, Founder of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei (1902-1975)
On the Question: Whether the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity towards God and neighbor, and the cardinal [...]
Tags: Canonization, Virtues
In the afternoon of January 3, 1948, St Josemaria arrived at Loreto, Italy, with Don Alvaro del Portillo, Salvador Moret Bondia and Ignacio Sallent Casas. They spent a period in silent prayer within the Holy House of Nazareth in the shrine. Afterwards, as they were [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Holy Family, Virtues, Consecrations of Opus Dei
In a note to a 1950 edition of The Way, Saint Josemaría promised readers a new book —Furrow—soon to be published. The material was written and organized into chapter headings; only the numbering of the points of meditation and a stylistic revision remained. However, it [...]
Tags: Virtues, Furrow