Saint JosemaríaDaily texts

"Personal sanctity is a remedy for everything"

"Personal sanctity is a remedy for everything. That is why the saints have been full of peace, of fortitude, of joy, of security." (Furrow, 653)

A saint, without prayer? I don't believe in such sanctity. The Way, 107

'Great' holiness consists in carrying out the 'little duties' of each moment. The Way, 817

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. If we don't, then we do not want to be saints. Furrow, 529

Whoever really wants to achieve sanctity, takes no breaks or holidays. Furrow, 129

Sanctity consists in struggling, in knowing that we have defects and in heroically trying to overcome them.

Sanctity, I insist, consists in overcoming those defects - although we will still have defects when we die; for if not, as I have told you, we would become proud. The Forge, 312