God Is With Us: Advent Teaches Us to Receive What We Already Have

  “It’s necessary to be convinced that God is always near us. Too often we live as though our Lord were somewhere far off, in the heavens high above. We fail to realize that he is also by our side–always.” St. Josemaria EscrivaThe Way, 267 We are all familiar with what is called the practice of the […]

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Our Eyes Look to the Lord our God (Ps 123:2): What the Holy Souls Teach Us about the One Thing Necessary

St Josemaria expresses the wish in The Way that we should learn to speak of the holy souls in purgatory as “My good friends the souls in purgatory” (571). These “good friends” of ours are not only our fellows in the sharing of spiritual goods, coheirs in the communion of saints, but also our teachers […]

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From Outsiders to Friends: A Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints

“… our life, despite its human limitations, will be a foretaste of the glory of heaven, of that communion with God and his saints where self-giving, faithfulness, friendship and joy reign supreme…. ” St. Josemaria EscrivaChrist is Passing By, 49 When we celebrate the solemnity of All Saints, it is so appealing to picture ourselves among […]

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The Hinge of Our Sanctification

By Fr. J. Lopez Diaz  Among all the temporal activities that can be sanctified, daily work holds a primordial place in St. Josemaría’s teaching. He constantly stressed that the sanctification of work “is, as it were, the hinge of true spirituality for people who, like us, have decided to come close to God while being at […]

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Prayer that Purifies the Heart: How the Rosary Forms our Interior Life

“For a Christian, vocal prayer must spring from the heart, so that while the Rosary is said, the mind can enter into contemplation of each one of the mysteries.” St. Josemaria EscrivaFurrow, no. 477 In her poem “Why I Love You, O Mary!”, Saint Therese of Lisieux says that the Blessed Virgin teaches her how […]

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Interview: “Formation, Freedom, and Family” (Part II)

Based in London,  Father Joe Evans  has been working with young people and university students for over 20 years. In 2012, Father Evans’ article   “The educational vision of St Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei”  was published by the academic journal International Studies in Catholic Education. The article explains how “for Saint Josemaria, education is […]

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Interview: “Formation, Freedom, and Family” (Part I)

Based in London,  Father Joe Evans  has been working with young people and university students for over 20 years. In 2012, Father Evans’ article  “The educational vision of St Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei”  was published by the academic journal International Studies in Catholic Education. The article explains how “for Saint Josemaria, education is […]

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