Badjao Women Turning the Tide
In January 2023, a group of Badjao women completed a skills training course at the Banilad Center for Professional Development, a technical-vocational school established by members of Opus Dei in Cebu, Philippines, to improve their job prospects and support their families. Now they hope to start a bakery business.
Living the Faith in a Post-Pandemic World
On 8 December, PAREF will hold the 3rd Jesus-Centered Life International Conference (JCL 2022), which will revolve around the theme, “Holy and Heroic: The Courage to be Catholic”
"Red dirt, deadly animals and desolate landscapes"
"It was surreal experience to travel to the heart of the country." Francis Gonzaga, a student from Warrane College in Sydney, reflects on his experience at a volunteer work camp in Alice Springs, Australia.
Be to Care: Brainstorming Before the Centenary of Opus Dei
Looking toward the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Opus Dei (2028-2030), the centenary committee invited professionals working in social initiatives inspired by St. Josemaría or encouraged by his teachings to meet and share their experiences.
20th Anniversary of Harambee: Social Innovators for a World in Crisis
Harambee launches a symposium on experimental designs to tackle current global crises. The symposium convokes individuals from different fields and marks the beginning of concrete initiatives around the centenary of Opus Dei, founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá, whose teachings and message inspired Harambee.
Chipping Away at Poverty: One Graduate at a Time
Each year, Banilad School in the Philippines sees young girls leave its halls, brimming with hope, looking forward to bringing a bright future to their families and to become valuable contributors to the food, hotel, and restaurant service sectors.
A Promise Kept: 2022 Work Camp in Yauyos
Last June, a group of high school students from different parts of the United States traveled to Quisque, in the mountains of Yauyos, Peru. The aim of the service project was to help restore the local church and give English classes to children in the area.
“Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t!”
In 2009 Gerardo, who is 31-years-old and deaf and blind, traveled the Way of Saint James from Roncesvalles to Compostela on a tandem tricycle. This was the start of a group of volunteers who guide their copilots suffering from various types of limitations on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
"The God Who Provides": A Fruitful Retirement
On retiring, Joy and Tony Tañada found in farming, farm management, and rural living a world of beauty, simplicity, and productivity.
A Light for Thousands of Children
We share some reflections from Fr. Carlos Núñez, Vicar of the Delegation of Monterrey, Mexico, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Ciudad de los Niños (City of the Children), a social initiative that, with its work of education and formation, has helped many families with limited financial means find happiness.