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Because of two friends

You need interior life and doctrinal formation. Be demanding on yourself! As a Christian man or woman, you have to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, for you are obliged to give good example with holy shamelessness. The charity of [...]
Tags: Conversion, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Faith, Holiness, family

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, [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Plan of life, June 26, Nigeria, Christians in the middle of the world

He had a plan for me

Although I grew up in a Catholic family, a rebellious spirit joined with immaturity and ignorance made me stop practicing. For about fifteen years God had no place in my life, though I know he never stopped loving me and looking after me. I was [...]
Tags: Conversion, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Faith

My illness? An opportunity to come closer to God

I met Opus Dei while I was studying to be a nurse. I have always felt attracted by the serenity that comes of Christian living and the message of St Josemaria, which I could see in the people of Opus Dei. But now I [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Joy, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Sickness

A word of encouragement

Eddy, 42, is a home-maker and has been married for 22 years. She has four children, one of whom, Lourdes, has Down Syndrome. She met Opus Dei in 1993 when her son Alejandro, now 19, started at the CADI kindergarten (Center for the Promotion of [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei

A fulltime mum

I am Roman Catholic, aged 29, married and a fulltime mum. We keep pigs, sheep, chickens and a dog in a small village near Leatherhead. I had known about Opus Dei for quite a long time before I was directly introduced by a friend and I [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Family and work, Marriage, UK

To become our best selves

I’ve learnt in the means of formation I receive in Opus Dei that we have the chance to seek opportunities to live our best lives, and to make a difference. I have also learnt that there is the possibility to create joy for those who [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Women, Canada

Thanks to the Pope and The Way

Until April 19, 2005, I hadn’t had any contact with the Catholic Church. That day was my 23rd birthday, and at 6 in the evening my uncle called to wish me happy birthday. Then he said that a German had just been elected the new [...]
Tags: The Way, Conversion, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Pope Benedict XVI