Books written by St Josemaria

The Way

The Way

Read these counsels slowly. Pause to meditate on these...

Furrow

Furrow

In a note to a 1950 edition of The Way, Saint Josemaría...

The Forge

The Forge

This book, a compilation of spiritual annotations of...

Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary

One December morning in 1931, Fr. Josemaría dashed off this...

Message of the day

“Do not enter into dialogue with temptation”

You wade into temptations, you put yourself in danger, you fool around with your sight and with your imagination, you chat about ... stupidities. And then you are anxious that doubts, scruples, confusion, sadness and discouragement might assail you. You must admit that you are not very consistent. (Furrow, 132)

We have to instill in our souls a true horror for sin. Lord - say it with a contrite heart - may I never offend you again! But don't be frightened when you become aware of the burden of your poor body and of human passions: it would be silly and childishly naive to find out now that "this" exists.  Your wretchedness is not an obstacle but a spur for you to become more united to God and seek him constantly, because He purifies us. (Furrow, 134)

Do not enter into dialogue...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, serving God and all mankind.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei