In this month’s recollection, we reflect on our calling to live as children of God. Baptism makes us heirs of God’s kingdom and participants of his divine nature. We rejoice in this mystery as we spend this month preparing ourselves for the coming of the Lord.
The Lord does not remain with us in the Eucharist for His own sake, but to meet our deepest human needs for love and friendship: “Jesus, who has encouraged this feeling of emptiness in us, comes out to meet us” (Christ is Passing By, no. 170).
In 2009, Fr. Joseph Soria wrote “My Memories of St. Josemaria Escriva”, a series of articles for The Westbrook Voice (Canada) in which he described some of the most memorable moments he shared with St. Josemaria Escriva.
In this month’s recollection, we reflect on our duty to transmit the gift of faith to others, beginning with our friends and family. We consider that, for parents especially, the duty to form their children well is of primary importance.
Opus Dei was founded in 1928 on October 2nd– the feast day of the Guardian Angels. St Josemaria’s devotion to the Guardian Angels, whom he saw as celestial protectors and messengers, was fostered early on as a young boy.
In this month’s Recollection, we reflect in a more intimate way upon the Christian vocation to holiness. We turn toward St. Josemaria and Our Blessed Mother in a special way as models of faithful responsiveness to God’s call.
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.