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“There’s something of a grandfather about God”

Eliana Palma, a Chilean grandmother, shares her ideas on grandparents’ role in families and society, and talks about how happy she was in the sixty years she spent with her husband, Tito. 1) How do you think grandparents could take part in this Year of [...]
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Fathers, Talk to Us!

Daniel Plazek is a sales engineer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Luisa have 7 children, ranging from ages 12 to 26. In the following interview, Daniel shares his perspective on marriage, fatherhood, and also offers some practical advice for young parents. Tell us a [...]
Tags: Children, Vocation, family, Father, US, Christians in the middle of the world
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Chinasa, Nigeria

Chinasa is currently living with her husband and two lovely children in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Cooperator of Opus Dei and she works in a Bank as the Head of the Team of Banking Assistants. What is the meaning of life for you? For me, [...]
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Thomas, USA

Thomas, 21, lives in Tampa, Florida. He is studying history and literature at Harvard and this year is working for a Real Estate firm. “God keeps me grounded.” What is the meaning of life for you? To enrich the world around me and to leave the world [...]
Tags: Friendship, Youth, Sacraments, June 26, US, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Py, Taiwan

Py, 25, lives in Taipei, Taiwan. She works as a financial operator. “Life is about learning how to love.” What is the meaning of life for you? Life is about learning how to love. Why do you think life is worth living? It is worth living because [...]
Tags: June 26, happiness, Taiwan, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Sofia, Mexico

Sofia, 27, is from Monterrey, Mexico. She works as a lawyer, wife and mother. What is the meaning of life for you? It’s a time God gives us to be happy, do his Will and follow the path that will take us to Heaven at the [...]
Tags: Heaven, Jesus Christ, June 26, happiness, Mexico, Christians in the middle of the world
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Martin-Endje, Equatorial Guinea

Martin-Endje Ngonde Maguga was born in Bomudi (Equatorial Guinea), and is 81. He is married to Naty Oma Bokamba and they have three children. He met St Josemaria several times, including in April 1969, when he had the chance to talk with him in Rome [...]
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Dasum, Corea

Dasom is studying for a Master’s in public administration in Seoul, South Korea. She became a Catholic two years ago. “I tell my friends I don't know everything about God, but one thing is clear - He is generous!” What is the meaning of life for [...]
Tags: Study, June 26, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Gaëlle, France

Gaëlle is French, currently studying on a Year Abroad in Rome. She was converted two years ago and is getting married next year. “Yes, I’ll go to Mass on June 26 for the feast of St Josemaria. That day is also my birthday, and I’m [...]
Tags: Conversion, Faith, Unity of life, June 26, France, Christians in the middle of the world
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Paul, USA

Paul lives in Sherborn, MA. He is majoring in musical composition and is now 20. “I hope my work as a composer will enable me to give joy to other people.” What is the meaning of life for you? For me, the meaning of my life is [...]
Tags: Friendship, Virtues, June 26, US, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world