I learned that what you get from God is free
Vivian is from Malaysia and she was baptized by Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, on April 15, 2017.
St. Josemaria: Tips For Getting Along
In his preaching, the "saint of ordinary life" often made small suggestions on how to get along with others. Here is a selection of his ideas that could help at this time.
Growing on the "Inside"
With the spread of the coronavirus, authorities in many countries are asking citizens to reduce social activity as much as possible and to remain at home. This article offers a few ideas on how to face this extraordinary situation.
"I want them to feel loved too"
Aline studies Geology and volunteers at the Jurujuba Project for young girls from a poor neighborhood in Niterói, Brazil. She explains how the spirit of Opus Dei helps her to look for opportunities to serve those around her.
"Our daughter lived for only three hours"
Four young couples in Portugal speak about their readiness to accept the children God sends them and the joy this brings to their family.
Marian: Bursting the Bubble
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.
Running for the Best Cause: Gratitude
Born in the Bronx, Stephanie Frias knows what a tough neighborhood looks like. That’s why she’s keen on remembering her roots and finding ways to give back: "My dream is for everyone to remember the need to be thankful. Sometimes we forget the people who made us become who we are."
Finally Living Together
Mimi always loved the party scene, but at some point she felt God wanted her to make a change. She worried about finding a boyfriend who would respect these changes, until she met Victor. They decided to make the effort to date in a Christian way, surprising their friends with their choice of not living together during the 5 years they were dating. Today, they are a point of reference for those same friends. As they see it, going against this cultural trend made their wedding day especially meaningful.
"I'm happy because I paid for it"
Carlos and Marita have given their children everything they need... but not necessarily everything that they ask for. With fatherly and motherly pedagogy, they've shown their children how to be the protagaonists of their own happiness, teaching them to cover their own expenses, to know how to save, to not be carried away by the latest trends, etc. Living counter culturally has produced its fruits: their children take care of their possessions and are grateful for the brothers and sisters they have.
Guadalupe Ortiz: Her Life in 60 seconds
On 18 May 2019, Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri will be beatified by the Catholic Church. Here is a one-minute summary of her life.