"It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, serving God and all mankind.” Saint Josemaría
"It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, serving God and all mankind.”
As the years and generations go by, the family of Opus Dei is called to be faithful to the gift that God gave the world on October 2nd, 1928, a charism “as old as the Gospel, and like the Gospel new.”
Sacred Scripture does not give us a theoretical definition of fidelity, but rather tells us who is faithful.
St. Josemaría recalled how, when he was only sixteen years old, he discovered that his heart was asking him for “something great that is love.” This eBook can help people discern their personal vocation, since God has a plan for each of us.
"Our life too can share in the abundant fruit produced by Jesus’ life, if we show Him to others through our own life, if we let Him love with our own heart."
The vocation of a numerary assistant is a specific calling to care for and strengthen family ties in Opus Dei.
Fidelity is the virtue that arises in relationships between people – and therefore also with God – when we trust in the love of the other person.
"At this moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women imbued with the spirit of the Gospel can do so much to assist mankind." An article about 14 February 1930.
“This path can be summed up in one word: love. If we are to love, we must have a big heart and share the concerns of those around us. We must be able to forgive and understand; we must sacrifice ourselves, with Jesus Christ, for all souls."
“Our feelings need to be formed, to mature, to learn; they tell us the truth about ourselves and about our relationships. We need to make this aspect of our being an integral part of our response to God, in order to be able to make decisions that involve our life in time.”
Each saint is a mission planned by the Father to reflect and embody a certain aspect of the Gospel. What aspects of Jesus’ life do the faithful of Opus Dei seek to embody?
“The beauty of the vocation to form a Christian family brings with it a call to holiness that is not second-class, but first-class.”
Apostolate for a Christian is not simply a “task” or an activity that takes up certain hours every day. It is a need that stems from a heart that has become “one body, one spirit in Christ.”