Number of articles: 48

"Do you see the baby Jesus in the crib?"

In his 28 December general audience, Pope Francis announced the publication of an apostolic letter commemorating the fourth centenary of the death of St Francis de Sales. He also asked for special prayers for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who "is very ill."

From the Church and the Pope

Audio Meditation: Christmas, the Birth of our Lord

A meditation (guided prayer) on the birth of our Lord at Christmas.

Fostering Interior Life

Why do we celebrate Christmas?

Was Jesus really born on December 25th? Were the Three Kings historical figures? What do we know about what really happened on the first Christmas?

Fostering Interior Life

What is Advent?

Advent is the liturgical season before Christmas, in which the Church prepares to celebrate Christ's birth. This article responds to some common questions about the origin, meaning, and customs of Advent.

Doctrinal Articles

God's Way of Reasoning

A meditation given by Saint Josemaria in Rome on 6 January 1970, feast of the Epiphany.

Fostering Interior Life

"In my house it's Christmas all year round"

That's what Joseba would say when he exhibited his collection of almost 300 small nativity scenes from around the world. He used to open some of them to the public, share photos on social media, and celebrate the holidays with a montage of the Nativity scenes and music.

Personal testimonies

Christmas Greeting from the Prelate (2021)

The Prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, sends his blessing and wishes everyone a happy Christmas in this brief video with English subtitles.

From the Prelate

The Family that Cooks Together at Christmas Time

In 2008, my family started what is today a much-anticipated year-end tradition: a Christmas Holiday Cook-Off!

Recent News

Celebrating Christmas 2021

Some homilies, articles, videos and carols that can help us draw close to the Infant Jesus at Christmas time with the childlike piety of Saint Josemaria.

Recent News

A Cordoban Creche with Visitors from Fifty-Four Countries

The creche set up in the courtyard of the Alcorce Family Association in Cordoba has drawn visitors from all over the world.

Recent News