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).
St. Josemaria Escriva’s devotion the Archangels is well-known in Opus Dei as he entrusted the apostolates of its members to their protection. However, his devotion is also an example for all the faithful.
If Peter wonders how he could ever love the Lord again, Jesus answers, If you love me, keep my commandments, that is, always respond to me as you do now: “Yes, Lord.”
When the Church was going through difficulties, St Josemaria had deep recourse to St Catherine, since she had been a passionate defender of the truth.
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“For the accuser of our brethren has been cast out, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb” (cf. Rev 12:10-11).
Nothing disappoints more than misplaced hope. And maybe nothing is easier to misplace than our hope. From time to time we are all tempted to put our hopes for happiness, even for a kind of salvation, in people whom we idealize or future circumstances we imagine will be perfect.
In this paradise everyone feels free, at home, accepted, and loved in ways which far surpass whatever freedom, acceptance, or love we have ever experienced on earth. Here, we meet the saints as friends.
For mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. St Teresa of Avila: The Book of Her Life, ch. 8, 5. Although we might associate St Teresa’s spirituality with the extraordinary—with her numerous visions, […]
St Josemaria often evokes images of fire and light to show how the Christian faith is spread from one heart to another.
Saints have the uncanny ability to startle us with their insights into the basic truths of our faith.
The St. Josemaria Institute is delighted to share our interview with author, Patrick O’Hearn, on the inspiration and topic of his new book.
The Gospel of the beatitudes, appointed for the solemnity of All Saints, is God’s prescription for human holiness and happiness (see Mt 5:1-12), but they aren’t things that would naturally be your “first pick.”