"Sanctity is made up of heroic acts. Therefore, in our work we are asked for the heroism of finishing properly the tasks committed to us, day after day, even though they are the same tasks.” Saint Josemaría
"Sanctity is made up of heroic acts. Therefore, in our work we are asked for the heroism of finishing properly the tasks committed to us, day after day, even though they are the same tasks.”
Dora met her husband at the radio station where she works. They have four children, two of whom, Pedro and Afonso, are twins. Both sons decided to enter the diocesan seminary, and will be ordained deacons on November 28 in Lisbon.
After participating in some courses about Family Orientation, a couple living in Johannesburg decided to start and lead their own course with other married friends.
Perola discovered her vocation to Opus Dei – the call to seek holiness through one's work and daily life – when she was in the university. Here she describes what a typical day in her life as a doctor in São Paulo, Brazil is like.
During the four months his wife was in the hospital, José Ignacio says that “every day I prayed to Saint Joseph because he had to deal with much more complicated problems and was a strong support for the Holy Family.”
On a cold rainy day in Chile, Manuel found a prayer card of Saint Josemaría lying on the ground, soaked and dirty. It was the beginning of a close friendship.
Luis Chiva is director of the Department of Gynecology at the University of Navarra Hospital. Within the framework of the ‘Amoris Laetitia Family Year’ convoked by Pope Francis, he has begun organizing a symposium on Natural Fertility Awareness, which will take place in September.
“When I realized that I could focus all my work on God, I saw that this was the meaning of my life: to stay close to God in and with my professional work.”
Catarina, who lives in Porto, Portugal, is a social worker. After a turbulent time in her life, she says that God helped her find peace in prayer, in her family, and in her work with the homeless.
From Mauritius to Kenya to Italy to Australia, this is Bob's story.
In the Year of Saint Joseph and the Family, Erick Díaz, a Peruvian supernumerary in Opus Dei, talks about how he migrated to the United States filled with dreams. There he met his wife, Sandy, and they now have five children.
A complicated life, built on drugs and constant lies... Alba shares the story of her conversion, and how a good friend helped her on the path to happiness with God.
Barbara, who was born in a non-practicing Lutheran family, found her way to God through the beauty of music and nature.
Sophie, doing her one-year national service posting at the Pan Atlantic University in Lagos, Nigeria, explains her experiences in distributing prayer cards during the orientation camp, and how she ended up having her face made during the "Jean Carnival".
After participating in some courses about Family Orientation, a couple living in Johannesburg decided to start and lead their own course with some other friend couples.
The testimony of some people in Hong Kong who have gotten to know the message of Saint Josemaria and are trying to live their faith in their daily lives.
Setting out on a life-long journey requires careful preparation. Dulce and José María speak about the challenges of their own engagement, which ended with their wedding in May 2021.
Aurora, who is studying music in Portugal, talks about how her encounter with Christ in the Tabernacle, and a good Confession, made her life much richer.
Maria is studying medicine at the university. She is cheerful, enjoys life, has many siblings, and many more friends. At first glance, it seems a life to envy. Nevertheless, like everyone, Maria also has her Achilles heel.