Number of articles: 46

With a Father’s Heart: In Joseph's Workshop

In this year of Saint Joseph, here are some personal reflections on how Joseph and Jesus would have worked alongside each another, when Jesus was an adolescent.

Fostering Interior Life

What does it mean to sanctify work?

To sanctify work is to strive to do it well, with professional competence, putting all of one's talents, intelligence, will and affection into the work at hand. However, it is also a matter of one’s intention at the moment of working. It is worth asking oneself: Why am I doing this? What is the point of doing it well when no one sees me?

Doctrinal Articles

Very Human, Very Divine (VII): Our Work, Divine Leaven​​​​

When we work out of love for God and our fellow men and women, our work becomes "divine leaven" that, united to Christ's sacrifice, helps transform the world. A new article in the series on the virtues.

Fostering Interior Life

Saint Raphael Meditation: Sanctifying Daily Work

A meditation (guided prayer) for the feast of Saint Josemaria, on one of his central teachings.

Fostering Interior Life

Work as Enduring Human Activity

An article published in "BusinessWorld" on 1 June 2021. Reflections on the value of human work from Pope John Paul II, Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, and St. Josemaria Escriva

Recent News

In Los Angeles: Lights! Camera! Action!

With all the allure of glamour and fame, it might seem that Hollywood is the farthest one could get from a life of self-giving and service to others. But this program in Los Angeles seeks to equip young women with the skills and values they need to be catalysts of change in the entertainment industry.

Recent News

Saint Raphael Meditation: Saint Joseph the Worker

A meditation (guided prayer) on learning how to sanctify our work by doing it for love.

Fostering Interior Life

Divine Chariots and Peeling Potatoes

An article published in “L’Osservatore Romano” on 9 January 2021, in which Saint Josemaria’s message on sanctifying daily life is viewed in connection with the Oscar-winning film “Chariots of Fire.”

Recent News

Sanctifying Ordinary Work: An Art Library

Elisabetta, married with two children, is in charge of a large art library in Milan connected with the Institute of Art.

Personal testimonies

Sanctifying Ordinary Work: a Textile Maker

Vincenzo is a textile maker in Italy who has worked in this field for more than 30 years. He talks about how he tries to sanctify his daily work.

Personal testimonies