The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy | A Homily on the Solemnity of the Assumption

“Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, and the angels rejoice.” Joy overtakes both angels and men. Why is it that we feel today this intimate delight, with our heart brimming over, with our soul full of peace? Because we are celebrating the glorification of our mother, and it […]

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PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

In this podcast, as we celebrate the liturgical feast of St. John Vianney (August 4), Fr. Javier del Castillo explains why priests need our prayers and reflects on the four characteristics of a priestly soul according to St. Josemaria Escriva. What You’ll Hear: 2:05 – Why should we pray for priests? 4:05 – How priests […]

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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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