Tag: Personal Testimonies
Marian from Puerto Rico says she grew up in a "bubble": between her family and her school, all her needs were always met. All of that changed after doing some community service at school. Motivated by Saint Josemaria's encouragement to foster a genuine concern for every person, she also wants to help others to see beyond their own immediate needs.
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.
Kyle Lang, a Princeton student, took part in a coast-to-coast run last summer to raise money for charity. He says that Saint Josemaria's writings on sanctifying ordinary life taught him to incorporate his faith into his sport.
"Shosh" is the affectionate nickname that many students at Kibondeni College gave to the late Mrs. Oda Namulanda. It translates to "Granny" in English. The affection that moved those lady students to call her Shosh was born from the trust and good humour that Mrs. Namulanda cultivated with each of them through her inspiring work as a teacher and a mentor.
Nicola Waite, a member of Opus Dei's Central Advisory in Rome, shares some memories of her time working with Bishop Javier Echevarria. "You could see as he talked that he was in constant conversation with God – you felt like he was talking to God, and encouraged you to do the same. And as somebody who was new to this whole world of the Catholic faith, that was very attractive. It was something that I felt...I want that!"
"What I like about Dora is the way that she loved others," says Lucka from the Czech Republic. Lucka is 15 years old and got to know Dora by reading her biography, A Lighted Lamp. "Of course, no one is born a saint, but Dora struggled to be one. In her presence, everyone felt loved and at the same time, she loved each person in a special way, without having preferences. I think that if we were more like her, we would make life more pleasant for others."