"I dream — and the dream has come true — of multitudes of God’s children, sanctifying themselves as ordinary citizens, sharing the ambitions and endeavours of their colleagues and friends.” Saint Josemaría
"I dream — and the dream has come true — of multitudes of God’s children, sanctifying themselves as ordinary citizens, sharing the ambitions and endeavours of their colleagues and friends.”
Pau is a musician and a painter, and he has a very personal relationship with God. In this video, he explains how he turns everything into prayer and finds joy in all of it.
“I’ve rarely been prouder of anyone.” In this series of interviews, pairs of friends from different parts of the world talk about how they met, what they value about each other, and how they navigate their differences.
“We’ve created a judgment-free (or ‘lighthearted judgment only’) environment in our friendship.” In this series of interviews, pairs of friends from different parts of the world talk about how they met, what they value about each other, and how they navigate their differences.
Gisèle, a cooperator of Opus Dei in Canada, talks about her first impressions of Opus Dei and how her neighbour, a practicing Catholic who introduced her to the Work, changed her perception of the Church.
Ulf and Brigitta Ekman talk about their long path to the Catholic Church in this conference during the IX Symposium of St. Josemaría - Faith and Society in Jaén, Spain in November 2018. When John Paul II visited Sweden in 1989, Ulf Ekman was a Lutheran pastor praying for God to protect his country from Catholicism. He joined the Catholic Church in 2014 and, when Pope Francis visited his country (in 2016) he prayed for the trip to contribute to interfaith dialogue, in humility and charity.
On the anniversary of St. Josemaría’s birthday (9 January 1902) Ina Reyes-de Vera reflects on how ordinary material things and everyday life as a mother can be turned into works of art.
"It was the presence of the Blessed Virgin that truly made our meeting meaningful." Twelve years after that first meeting, Luca and Maria share how devotion to Mary has helped them face the challenges of daily life.
"I felt that someone really cared about my soul and recognized my dire need to be reconciled with God through His Church." Magdalena, a young mother from the Philippines, talks about her journey to the Catholic Church.
This is the third of a series of interviews commemorating the 75th anniversary of Opus Dei coming to Ireland. In this episode, Dr. John Kehoe explains how his medical work, marriage, and fatherhood were enriched when he met Opus Dei.
Pedro Ballester died in 2018 in Manchester, at the age of 21, from bone cancer. He had an ordinary life, which left an extraordinary mark. We have interviewed Fr George Boronat, author of Pedro’s biography, to describe the life of this English boy, “who had a genuine love for people and that is why he attracted them.”
"Do you realize that you're like Jesus? More like him than other children: you have an adoptive father too," Mar and Andrés tell their adopted children. Their explanation of how God changed their plans to form their family is both natural and supernatural.
A compilation of first-person accounts of the adventure of family life, for the feast of the Holy Family on 30 December.
Raquel Escudier, a mother of two from San Fernando (Spain), sought peace and balance. Her life took a dramatic turn when a Buddhist lama told her she needed to go to Mass every day.
“I’ll never forget the first time I got in her car.” In this series of interviews, pairs of friends from different parts of the world talk about how they met, what they value about each other, and how they navigate their differences.
Julie received difficult news after the delivery of her sixth child: due to an infection from the epidural needle, her body was partially paralyzed. When her friends learned of her situation, they started planning how to support the family over the next several months. Julie narrates her own story.
This is the second of a series of interviews commemorating the 75th anniversary of Opus Dei coming to Ireland. In this episode, Gobnait O'Grady discusses the impact of grief in our lives and the lives of others, and how to help those who need our accompaniment and care during this difficult time in their lives.
The next article in our local series featuring personal testimonies of people in the region on how the faith and the Work has impacted their lives. Cuiwen is a supernumerary from Singapore who is a convert to Catholicism. Here is the story of her journey towards a true relationship with God and her vocation.
Xochitl Donis, a pediatrician, teacher and mother of a family in Guatemala, recounts how finding a prayer card of Dr. Ernesto Cofiño at the beginning of her university studies led her to find God in her daily work and life.