Chosen from all eternity
You and I belong to Christ’s family, for he himself has chosen us before the foundation of the world, to be saints, to be blameless in his sight, for love of him, having predestined us to be his adopted children through Jesus [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Holiness, Vocation
I had been a priest for thirty years when in 1980 I was appointed to a parish in Nagasaki. A fellow-priest lost no time in introducing me to a priest of Opus Dei. We met a number of times.
When I began to read the [...]
Tags: Holiness, diocesan priests
«When God calls me and takes me to heaven, from there I’ll be able to help you much more, and very effectively.»
From the day of his death on June 26, 1975, accounts of favors from all over the world attributed to the intercession of [...]
Tags: Heaven, Holiness, prayer-card
On June 26, 1975, at 12 noon, St Josemaria died in his office. The news of his death traveled quickly round the world.
His body, clothed with priestly vestments, was placed at the foot of the altar in Our Lady of Peace (today the Church of [...]
Tags: Heaven, Holiness
On October 6, 2002, Pope John Paul II canonized the founder of Opus Dei in St Peter’s Square, Rome, in the presence of more than 300,000 people from all round the world.
Days of Prayer and Thanksgiving
When Saint Josemaría first arrived in Rome on [...]
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Holiness
“Live life to the fullest!” This has always been my motto. You can say I am a person who enjoys the adventure and excitement in life. Before I learnt of St Josemaria and his message of holiness in ordinary life, I was convinced that in [...]
Tags: Little things, Youth, Holiness, Ordinary life
I was practicing my faith, I was going to Mass every Sunday, but never had I thought that I could seek holiness. That, I thought, is only for priests and religious people. But when my wife gave me some of Saint Josemaria’s homilies to read, [...]
I never met Msgr. Escriva. I only knew him by hearsay, from what people in Opus Dei told me. Then I saw the film of a gathering with Msgr. Escriva.
He was walking up and down, and there was a huge number of people of [...]
Tags: Charity, Holiness, Get-together
As John Paul II told those present at St Josemaria’s canonization, the Founder of Opus Dei “was chosen by the Lord to proclaim the universal call to holiness and to indicate that everyday life, its customary activities, are a path towards holiness. It could be [...]
Tags: Holiness, Ordinary life
Msgr. Kevin Manning, Bishop of the Diocesis of Parramatta (Australia) has published an article about the canonization of Josemaria Escriva in the monthly newspaper Catholic Outlook. He relates the canonization to the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The Council underlined the universal call [...]
Tags: Canonization, Jesus Christ, Holiness, Ordinary life