"St. Josemaría's Writings" is now a new section on this web site. The first topic posted in this new section presents some thoughts by St. Josemaría on this holy season of Lent.
"A spirit of penance keeps us from becoming too attached to the vast imaginative blueprints we have made for our future projects, where we have already foreseen our master strokes and brilliant successes. What joy we give to God when we are happy to lay aside our third-rate painting efforts and let him put in the features and colours of his choice!" (Friends of God, 138)
A meditation for the fourth Sunday of Lent, "Laetare Sunday," traditionally a time of celebration for Christians. “Your sadness will be turned into joy.” Given by Monsignor Thomas Bohlin, the U.S. vicar of Opus Dei.
Gospel for the 1st Sunday of Lent (Cycle A), and commentary.
Coming closer to God means being ready to be converted anew, to change direction again, to listen attentively to his inspirations -- those holy desires he places in our souls -- and to put them into practice. (The Forge, 32)