Please, Thank You, and I’m Sorry: Three Keywords for Married Couples

“Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry.” Pope Francis teaches that although these words are easier to say than to mean, they are absolutely necessary. They are part of good manners, meaning respect and the desire for the good of the other, not hypocrisy or pretense. “If a marriage is to preserve its initial charm and beauty, […]

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10 Questions: Bishop Javier Echevarria on St. Josemaria Escriva

Did St Josemaria ever get tired of serving God? How did he react to his failures? And to difficulties? What was his secret for staying faithful and in love with God? These and other questions are answered in this interview with Bishop Javier Echevarria (1932-2016) published in 2000. Bishop Javier Echevarria lived and worked near […]

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Discovering Something Divine in the Ordinary

“God is calling you to serve him in and from the ordinary…. There is something holy, something divine hidden in the most ordinary situations, and it is up to each one of you to discover it.” St Josemaria Escriva Passionately Loving the World, no. 52 St Josemaria concentrated much of his apostolic drive in convincing […]

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St. Thomas More as Intercessor of Opus Dei

St. Thomas More appears to have been chosen as the fourth saintly Intercessor of Opus Dei in mid-1954. Means and influences (especially publications) by which St. Josemaría might have come to relatively precocious knowledge of, and appreciation for, the English martyr before that date. Several ways in which the saint was an apposite Intercessor. Development […]

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