Let St. Josemaria inspire you to pray the Holy Rosary with greater devotion and love!
You hear people saying sometimes that there are fewer miracles nowadays. Might it not rather be that there are fewer people living a life of faith?
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.
The title of “Our Lady of Mercy” came to hold a special place in St. Josemaria’s memory and heart.
St. Josemaria’s profound devotion to the Holy Cross of Jesus is highlighted in brief accounts from his close friends and collaborators.
The devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary helps us to meditate on the events in Our Lady’s life when she lovingly and willingly united herself to her Son’s self-giving and sacrifice on the Cross.
You and I need to be made anew, we need to wake up from the slumber of feebleness by which we are so easily lulled and to become aware once again, in a deeper and more immediate way, of our condition as children of God.
“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?
This hymn to freedom is echoed in all the mysteries of our Catholic faith. The Blessed Trinity draws the world and man out of nothing, in a free outpouring of love. The Word comes down from Heaven and takes on our flesh, an act which bears the splendid mark of freedom in submission.
St Josemaria concentrated much of his apostolic drive in convincing ordinary Christians that being ordinary is okay. But his message was not one of mere contentment with everyday life or of shunning the wealth and fame typically associated with “extraordinary” people.
God our Father has seen fit to grant us, in the heart of his Son, “infinite treasures of love,” mercy and affection.
The Church is rooted in this fundamental mystery of our Catholic faith: the mystery of God who is one in essence and three in persons.
Having just read in the Acts of the Apostles about Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit came down on the Lord’s disciples, we are conscious of being present at the great display of God’s power with which the Church’s life began to spread among all nations.