Daily Devotional for Lent 2018 | Fifth Week of Lent

Fifth Week of Lent: Restoring All Things in Christ “What a strange capacity man has to forget even the most wonderful things, to become used to mystery! Let’s remind ourselves, this Lent, that the Christian cannot be superficial. While being fully involved in his everyday work, among other men, his equals; busy, under stress, the Christian has to […]

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Ten Questions about Marriage & Family with St. Josemaria

In the following ten questions, St. Josemaria Escriva provides answers and guidance about love, engagement, marriage, fidelity, raising children, keeping a family united, and more: 1. What are the most important values in Christian marriage? “The majority of the members of Opus Dei are married people, so in this field I can speak from the […]

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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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Saxum in the Holy Land

Since 2014 the St. Josemaria Institute has been a proud supporter of the global campaign for Saxum in the Holy Land. St Josemaria Escriva longed to visit the Holy Land during his lifetime, to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. According to his successor, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, “he had a great desire to […]

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When God Wants an Answer: Homily for Friday of the Second Week of Easter

God has a special right over us, his children: it is the right to our response to his love, in spite of our failings. This inescapable truth puts us under an obligation which we cannot shirk. But it also gives us complete confidence: we are instruments in the hands of God, instruments that he relies […]

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