St Josemaria used to love singing love-songs, to which he gave a new meaning about loving God. “Never be afraid,” he said, “to use clean human love songs to sing about divine love. Because we love with one same heart. God loves us like that, madly, each of us, as if we were the only person on earth” (quoted by Ana Sastre, Tiempo de Caminar).
Below are mp3 versions of some of the songs used by St Josemaria for his prayer.
- Aprite le finestre, an Italian song that St Josemaría asked people to sing at the moment of his death. To read the full account by Pilar Urbano in her book "The Man of Villa Tevere."
- On more than one occasion, both Pope John Paul II and St Josemaria sang the Mexican song ‘La Morenita’ thinking of our Lady. For an article about this and two other songs, click here: Morenita, Maria Elena, and Gracias. Download lyrics in Spanish & English here.