Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"I will never tire of repeating that we have to be contemplative souls in the midst of the world, who try to convert their work into prayer.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei

Message of the day

Tuesday in Holy Week: “The Cross on your shoulders, with a smile on your lips”

The more you belong to Christ, the more grace you will obtain to be effective in this world and to be happy in eternity. But you must make up your mind to follow the way of self surrender: the Cross on your shoulders, with a smile on your lips, and a light in your soul. (The Way of the Cross, Second Station, 3)

That voice you hear within you: 'What a heavy yoke you have freely taken upon yourself!' ... is the voice of the devil; the heavy burden... of your pride. Ask Our Lord for humility, and you too will understand those words of Jesus: iugum enim meum suave est, et onus meum leve (Matt 11:30), which I like to translate freely ...