Books written 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...

Message of the day

“Feeling... that I am a son of God fills me with real hope”

Perhaps there is no greater tragedy for man than the sense of disillusionment he suffers when he has corrupted or falsified his hope, by placing it in something other than the one Love which satisfies without ever satiating. (Friends of God, 208)

If we transform our temporal projects into ends in themselves and blot out from our horizon our eternal dwelling place and the end for which we have been created, which is to love and praise the Lord and then to possess him for ever in Heaven, then our most brilliant endeavors turn traitor, and can even become a means of degrading our fellow creatures. Remember that sincere and well‑known exclamation of St Augustine, who had such bitter experience when God was unknown to him and he was...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"I will never tire of repeating that we have to be contemplative souls in the midst of the world, who try to convert their work into prayer.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei