"Human life - your life - and its humdrum, ordinary business, have a meaning which is divine, which belongs to eternity.” Saint Josemaría
"Human life - your life - and its humdrum, ordinary business, have a meaning which is divine, which belongs to eternity.”
On 16 October 1931, Saint Josemaria, beset with many worries, deeply experienced the reality that he was a child of God, which he called a "new Mediterranean" in his life.
The ‘Trium Puerorum’ is a hymn of praise to God that the Church recommends praying after Holy Mass. The whole of nature is invited to join in this song, which was first sung by three young Jewish men in the Old Testament.
"If we let ourselves be led by God’s Love, if we stay attentive to his inspirations and take notice of his small suggestions, the apostolate will become a 'way of life' that configures our own identity."
In the discreet silence of the Sacraments, Jesus waits for us to freely open our heart to Him.
"God wants us to enjoy our mission as an apostle, to savor it, to savor Christ’s love for souls."
In our life of prayer, difficulties and moments of darkness may arise. But we should have the certainty that God is especially close to us then.
"The ordinariness of our daily life is no obstacle to God’s ardent love. He looks upon us at every moment with renewed affection." A new article on Christian life.
"The dynamic force at work in the apostolate is charity, which is a gift from God, and in a Christian, in a child of God, friendship and charity are one and the same thing."
Contemplative prayer develops in us a new way of looking at everything that happens around us, sharing in God’s vision of the world.
“Jesus doesn’t want our prayer to be an isolated element in the midst of our other activities, with little power to transform our lives.”
Saint Josemaría spoke about the ‘quid divinum’, the “divine element" that we can discover around us and in everything we do. Then a new dimension opens up in which we share every corner of our life with God.
What is spiritual reading and what does it aim to achieve? Why did Saint Josemaría include this practice in the plan of spiritual life he recommended? An article from the "Diccionario de San Josemaría," which is currently being translated into English.
An article by Fr Joseph Evans on the recent letter by the bishops of England and Wales urging the faithful to return to Sunday Mass because of its central role in our spiritual life.
"The more we try to live our struggle as a 'struggle to love,' the more we will want this love, this struggle to grow."
Saint Josemaria found in the words and actions of the Church's liturgy an abundant source for personal prayer.
On the 2nd of October, the day on which in 1928 Saint Josemaria first "saw" Opus Dei, God continues inviting us to share in his dreams as we look towards the future.
What is the true meaning of "mortification" in our Christian life. An article by Jutta Burggraf (PhD in Theology from the University of Navarre), who passed away in 2010.
"We need to remember the beautiful, great things that God has done for each of us, since a prayer of remembrance does a lot of good for a Christian heart."