Number of articles: 55

As in a Film: Seekers After God

The Magi left many things behind in order to seek the King of the Jews: their homes, friends, personal comfort... But the interior desire that led them to set out ended with a gesture by which they expressed the only important thing in their lives: "And falling down, they worshipped him" (Mt 2:11).

Fostering Interior Life

Video: Christmas Greetings from the Prelate (2023)

Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz wishes everyone a peaceful Christmas, praying to the Child Jesus for peace throughout the world and in our homes. "We also have to consider where the source of peace is. If we turn to the letter to the Ephesians, we immediately find that phrase of St. Paul: 'He is our peace.' Christ!"

From the Prelate

Come, let us adore!

During Christmastime, the astonishing events at Bethlehem inspire us to reconsider our deepest motivations. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph invite us to worship the Baby Jesus, who is helpless and in need of our care.

Fostering Interior Life

"Do you see the baby Jesus in the crib?"

In his 28 December general audience, Pope Francis announced the publication of an apostolic letter commemorating the fourth centenary of the death of St Francis de Sales. He also asked for special prayers for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who "is very ill."

From the Church and the Pope

Audio Meditation: Christmas, the Birth of our Lord

A meditation (guided prayer) on the birth of our Lord at Christmas.

Fostering Interior Life

Why do we celebrate Christmas?

Was Jesus really born on December 25th? Were the Three Kings historical figures? What do we know about what really happened on the first Christmas?

Fostering Interior Life

What is Advent?

Advent is the liturgical season before Christmas, in which the Church prepares to celebrate Christ's birth. This article responds to some common questions about the origin, meaning, and customs of Advent.

Doctrinal Articles

God's Way of Reasoning

A meditation given by Saint Josemaria in Rome on 6 January 1970, feast of the Epiphany.

Fostering Interior Life

"In my house it's Christmas all year round"

That's what Joseba would say when he exhibited his collection of almost 300 small nativity scenes from around the world. He used to open some of them to the public, share photos on social media, and celebrate the holidays with a montage of the Nativity scenes and music.

Personal testimonies

Christmas Greeting from the Prelate (2021)

The Prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, sends his blessing and wishes everyone a happy Christmas in this brief video with English subtitles.

From the Prelate