Year of St. Joseph begins "With a Father's heart"
WITH A FATHER’S HEART: that is how Joseph loved Jesus, whom all four Gospels refer to as “the son of Joseph.” Matthew and Luke, the two Evangelists who speak most of Joseph, tell us very little, yet enough for us to appreciate what sort of father he was, and the mission entrusted to him by God’s providence.
“We urgently need to christianize society”
Following the Master's wishes, you are to be salt and light while being fully immersed in this world we were made to live in, sharing in all human activities. Light illumines the hearts and minds of men. Salt gives flavor and preserves from corruption. That is why if you lack apostolic zeal you will become insipid and useless. You will be letting other people down and your life will be absurd. (The Forge, 22)
God did not create us to build a lasting city here on earth , because 'this world is the way to that other, a dwelling place free from care' . Nevertheless, we children of God ought not to remain aloof from earthly endeavors, for God has placed us here to sanctify them and make them fruitful with our blessed faith, which alone is capable of bringing true peace and joy …
Bloom where you are planted
Opus Dei started in Kenya in 1958 by the direct impulse of Saint Josemaria Escriva. Kenya was the first country on the African continent where faithful of Opus Dei went. In this documentary we see how the message of Opus Dei has taken root.
I carry with me "The Way" and "The Forge"
Tim Smyczek, who was praised by Rafa Nadal for his surprising sportsmanship, talks about the importance of faith for his life as a tennis pro in a recent National Catholic Register interview.
"Never stop working on your marriage"
Emily Marcucci, a Harvard grad from Massachusetts who has been married for 15 years and has 8 children, talks about the challenges and joys of raising a large family.
Finding Christ in the Middle of the World
In this series of seven short videos, Australians from all backgrounds speak about the message of Saint Josemaria and its impact on their daily lives.
Law, Life and Loving God
Nkem Agboti, a Lagos lawyer, tells her experience of ordinary life and of the inspiration she found in the life of Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri, her discovery of family values, the need to bring her friends on-board in matters of faith and the Christian mission, the value of little things and her involvement in pro-life activities.
"I still read 'The Way' for inspiration"
Michael Miley, drummer for the Rival Sons, discovered the Catholic faith through a friend. He says Saint Josemaria's book "The Way" motivates him to want to do his work better.