Archive: Personal testimonies
Evgeni Pazukhin of St. Petersburg, Russia, is a philosopher and author. He has written the first biography of St. Josemaría Escrivá in Russian.
Rianne Spoon, a 22-year-old Dutch medical student, was received into the Church this past December 12 during a solemn Mass in the Cathedral of St. Catherine in Utrecht, Netherlands. Here is her account:
“The knowledge that I’m a much-loved daughter of God, my “divine filiation”, and that everything that happens to me is either willed or permitted by God, gives me a wonderful feeling of security, a great peace.” Testimony of Virginia McGough, homemaker in Cheshire, Great Britain, married with five children between 5 and 13.
James Burfitt comes from Sydney, Australia. A school teacher for nearly 20 years, he also writes film reviews in a magazine for families.
Ann Jose Varavukala moved to the United States from New Delhi, India because her autistic son needed special education. The writings of St. Josemaría helped her to accept her son’s condition and to find consolation in the sacraments.
“A child bangs a door. I call him or her back - ‘Open the door and shut it softly and say, "Jesus, I love you".’” Vickie Amugela, from Nairobi, Kenya, is the mother of five children. She has two full-time jobs, schoolteacher and homemaker.
The following comments are from Bobo Lee Yuen chun, an insurance agent in Hong Kong. Her husband Brian is a property manager.