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Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"God calls us through what happens during our day: through the suffering and happiness of the people we live with, through the human interests of our colleagues and the things that make up our family life.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei

Saint Josemaria "in action"

Books by St Josemaria

The Way

The Way

Read these counsels slowly. Pause to meditate on these...

Furrow

Furrow

In a note to a 1950 edition of The Way, Saint Josemaría...

The Forge

The Forge

This book, a compilation of spiritual annotations of...

Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary

One December morning in 1931, Fr. Josemaría dashed off this...

Saint Josemaria Prayer Card

Saint Josemaria Prayer Card

Christians have always had recourse to the intercession of saints: their example shows us that it is possible to grow in holiness, and their prayer before God can be especially helpful in times of need.

Message of the day

“Nunc coepi! -- now I begin!”

The liturgy rejoices with the song: Tota pulchra es Maria, et macula originalis non est in te! -- You are all fair, O Mary, without original sin! In Her there is not the slightest shadow of duplicity. I pray daily to our Mother that we may be able to open our souls in spiritual direction and the light of grace may shine in all our behaviour. Mary will obtain for us the courage to be sincere, if we ask her for it, so that we may come closer to the Most Blessed Trinity. (Furrow, 339)

Do not abandon me, Lord. Don't you see the bottomless pit this poor son of yours would end up in? My Mother: I am your son too. (The Forge, 314)

Put your head frequently round the oratory door to say to Jesus: I abandon myself into your arms. Leave everything you have ‑‑ your wretchedness ‑‑ at his feet. In this way, in spite of the welter of things you carry along behind you, you will never lose your peace. (The Forge, 306)

Nunc coepi! -- now I begin! This is the cry of a soul in...