Professional Formation (V): Finding the Right Path
In the journey on our professional path, formation helps us to keep our focus on the supernatural goal, and to integrate successfully all the different human goods in our life.
Professional Formation (IV): Leadership By Serving
Saint Josemaría understood professional prestige not as a personal achievement but as an opportunity to serve all men and women better.
Professional Formation (III): Citizens Who Work with Others
With our work and the relationships we establish through it, we can help build up a society in accord with the dignity of the human person.
Work “Addiction” and the Christian Meaning of Work
Pope Francis said: “may no one lack work and may everyone be fairly remunerated and be able to enjoy the dignity of work and the beauty of rest.” This article considers how the dignity of work is closely linked with the need for rest.
Professional Formation (II): In Order to Be Christ in our Work
Some suggestions to help us grow in union with Christ in our work, by taking advantage of the formation offered in every dimension of our life.
The Caring Professions in Saint Josemaria's Teachings on Work
Some excerpts from a Study by María Pía Chirinos that will appear in the next issue of "Romana," the bulletin of the Prelature of Opus Dei.
Professional Formation (I): Reflecting On My Own Work
Saint Josemaría highlighted five aspects of the formation offered by Opus Dei: human, spiritual, doctrinal-religious, apostolic, and professional. This series explains the impact of that formation on the sanctification of work. But what exactly is professional formation?
What does it mean to sanctify work?
To sanctify work is to strive to do it well, with professional competence, putting all of one's talents, intelligence, will and affection into the work at hand. However, it is also a matter of one’s intention at the moment of working. It is worth asking oneself: Why am I doing this? What is the point of doing it well when no one sees me?