"Sanctifying one's work is no fantastic dream, but the mission of every Christian - yours and mine.” Saint Josemaría
"Sanctifying one's work is no fantastic dream, but the mission of every Christian - yours and mine.”
When we work out of love for God and our fellow men and women, our work becomes "divine leaven" that, united to Christ's sacrifice, helps transform the world. A new article in the series on the virtues.
"The bonds we create with others are often the force that nourishes our own personal growth." A new article in the series on the human virtues.
In this first article on the human virtues we consider how all our desires can find their harmony in God. Discovering this requires time and effort, but it frees us to love.
Martha and Mary and their brother Lazarus made our Lord feel welcome in their home.
The feast of Saint Joseph highlights for us the beauty of a faithful life. "Saint Joseph was a faithful and just man because of the love that filled his soul and made him love the paths that God’s Providence had marked out for him."
The faith our Lord expects of us "is not the confidence that things will always go well. It is the trust that, no matter how things are going, God will make use of them for my benefit, for the benefit of those around me and of the whole Church."
“Prudence is the love that well discerns between what helps and hinders us in striving towards God.” A new article in the series on the virtues.
In this third article we delve into the heart of the human virtues: what they are, how they guide our feelings and why they make us freer.
Jesus forgives a sinful woman who anoints his feet and sets her on the path towards the freedom that flows from a pure heart.
St. Josemaria Escriva tells us that “a task which presents no difficulties lacks human appeal – and supernatural appeal too. If you find no resistance when hammering a nail into a wall, what can you expect to hang on it?” (The Forge, no. 245)
God made Himself small, so that we might become great with the only true greatness: humility of heart. An article by Guillaume Derville on Christian life.
"The life of faith can always grow. Peter will continue fighting against fear, against an excessively human view of his mission, against his ignorance of the value of the Cross and suffering." Final article in the series on faith.
All genuine friendship involves an effort both to enter the lives of others and to allow them space in our own life. In this fifth article we look at some virtues that make friendship easier for us.
We are called to bring God's light to the world, "and we have the way within. It is Christ, who wants us to be, like Himself, both very human and very divine."
Aimed especially at young readers but useful for people of all ages, an article on the meaning of Jesus’ first “beatitude”: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
"Christians see these new possibilities in the context of the positive exercise of personal freedom, as a force for growth and maturity in truth and goodness." An article on Christian life
“In a Christian, in a child of God, friendship and charity are one and the same thing. They are a divine light that spreads warmth.” A new article on Christian life.
"Smiling is an act of humility; it means I accept myself and my way of being, remaining where I am with a holy peace." An article by Carlo de Marchi, Vicar of Opus Dei for Central-South Italy.