Archive: Personal testimonies
Marian from Puerto Rico says she grew up in a "bubble": between her family and her school, all her needs were always met. All of that changed after doing some community service at school. Motivated by Saint Josemaria's encouragement to foster a genuine concern for every person, she also wants to help others to see beyond their own immediate needs.
Natalia and Manuel, who live in Peru, recount how their marriage came about thanks to a book about Saint Josemaria's childhood in Barbastro.
Antonio knows what it's like to fail. Due to circumstances beyond his control, he has had to change jobs and even his career a number of times. So when Antonio and his wife Tati talk about trusting God, it's not just a theory: it's an experience they've lived over and over again.
Born in the Bronx, Stephanie Frias knows what a tough neighborhood looks like. That’s why she’s keen on remembering her roots and finding ways to give back: "My dream is for everyone to remember the need to be thankful. Sometimes we forget the people who made us become who we are."
Mimi always loved the party scene, but at some point she felt God wanted her to make a change. She worried about finding a boyfriend who would respect these changes, until she met Victor. They decided to make the effort to date in a Christian way, surprising their friends with their choice of not living together during the 5 years they were dating. Today, they are a point of reference for those same friends. As they see it, going against this cultural trend made their wedding day especially meaningful.