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Working for love

What sanctifying one’s work means: finding God in the material things of this world.
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Rectitude of intention, Work

No sooner said than done

At the beginning of 2007, when I had almost finished my thesis for a PhD in Industrial Engineering, I decided to start looking for my first job. Six months before, among a set of very interesting booklets, I had found the Novena for Work to [...]
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Point 42 of The Way

I first came into contact with Opus Dei when a doctor in my parish began holding monthly social gatherings for parishioners at his home. One day he invited a priest of Opus Dei to give a talk. I seem to recall, that the talk wasn’t [...]
Tags: The Way, Opus Dei, Retreat, Work, Character

The Church’s social teaching will get across when people practice it

Fr. Enrique Colom lectures in moral theology (justice and the social teaching of the Church) at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. He first met St Josemaria in October 1960, a few months after joining Opus Dei. Over the following ten years he [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Justice, Solidarity, Work, Consistency

Evangelisation in the Workplace

Since I finished my formal professional training at the age of 21 I have worked, and have loved working in an office. It’s something I have done full-time for almost 30 years, working as a PA to a variety of successful executives in both the [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Work, Evangelization

Exemplary Virtues in Ordinary Work

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

Work is a path to holiness, Pope says

Vatican, Apr. 2, 2007 (CWNews.com) - At a March 31 audience with members of an Italian craftsmen's group, Pope Benedict XVI said that human labor is "something to be sanctified and something which sanctifies." Quoting the thought of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus [...]
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Scott Hahn’s latest book: his ‘spiritual journey’ in Opus Dei

Scott Hahn, the popular Catholic author and speaker, has published a book about Opus Dei and the theological background to the teachings of St Josemaría Escrivá. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA, and author of Rome Sweet Home and many [...]
Tags: books, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life

Archbishop of Cologne Blesses Chapel of St Josemaría

Ruthard von Frankenberg In St Pantaleon’s Church in Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner has blessed a new chapel dedicated to St Josemaría Escrivá. “St Josemaría passed on a taste for God,” said the Cardinal. “It is good to bless an altar in his honour here in St Pantaleon’s, [...]
Tags: Church, Work, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva

St Josemaria’s message on excellence at work is just what Congo needs

Interview with Josiane Mpeye, Congolese hospital doctor On May 29, 2006, Dr Josiane Mpeye took part in the presentation in Rome of new Harambee projects. During a musical evening in Rome’s Olympic Theater, she described the projected creation of a medical clinic in Kinshasa, under [...]
Tags: Responsibility, Solidarity, Work