To “live” the holy Mass means to pray continually, and to be convinced that, for each one of us, this is a personal meeting with God. We adore him, we praise him, we give thanks to him, we atone for our sins, we are purified, we experience a unity with Christ and with all Christians.
The St. Josemaria Institute is pleased to share this “spiritual backpack”, offering a curated selection of resources for students, families and teachers to help maintain a happy spiritual life as everyone begins the new school year.
How much is holy poverty a driving force on your path to Christ? For the first disciples of Jesus, as for the Saints of every age, poverty is a privileged way of identifying oneself with the “affections” of Christ.
All honest human activities can be offered to God, sanctified, and turned into a means and opportunity for apostolate. Work, but also rest, which we need in order to renew our strength so that we can support our families and serve society.
For many, the first challenge of the day is overcoming our desire to put off the “million pinpricks” ahead. Dedicating yourself to this one spiritual practice lets you start the day with a victory that will most likely pave the way for more.
At the end of His earthly life, our Lord sought to teach His disciples how they would remain united to Him in His absence. They certainly wanted this, as their distress at Jesus’ imminent departure shows.