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

“We are ordinary Christians who lead an ordinary life”

God is not removing you from your environment. He is not taking you away from the world, or from your condition in life, or from your noble human ambitions, or from your professional work... But he wants you to be a saint - right there! (The Forge, 362)

No matter how much we may have reflected on all this, we should always be surprised when we think of the thirty years of obscurity which made up the greater part of Jesus' life among men. He lived in obscurity, but, for us, that period is full of light. It illuminates our days and fills them with meaning, for we are ordinary Christians who lead an ordinary life, just like millions of other people all over the world.

That was the way Jesus lived for thirty years, as “the son of the...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"It is in the simplicity of your ordinary work, in the monotonous details of each day, that you have to find the secret, which is hidden from so many, of something great and new: Love.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei