Number of articles: 357

"Queen of Husbands... pray for us": Stories from a Marian Family

"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.

Personal testimonies

"The lama told me to go to Mass every day"

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.

Personal testimonies

Unlikely Friends: Andrew and Tony

“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.

Personal testimonies

"God gave me the undeserved gift of conversion"

"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.

Personal testimonies

Unlikely Friends: Léa and Marie-Maude

“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.

Personal testimonies

Unlikely Friends: Keagan and Trevor

“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.

Personal testimonies

Work and Fatherhood: "God is there with me"

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.

Personal testimonies

"You can still find a village in the city"

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.

Personal testimonies

"The more I learned, the more I wanted to know"

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.

Personal testimonies

Pedro Ballester, a friend of his friends

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.”

Personal testimonies