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Sophie's testimony

Video. A simple and clear example of marriage and family. Sophie, 41, is married with four children and lives in France. In this video-clip she talks about her family. "Cedric and I were married in 1997. Eight months after our wedding he had a bicycle [...]
Tags: Faith, Fortitude, Children, Maturity, Marriage, Optimism, Love, family, difficulties

Go Forward, with More Love

So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.. Lk 7, 36-50 You are discouraged, why? Is it your sins and miseries? Is it your defeats, at times coming [...]
Tags: Love of God, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Ascetical struggle, Optimism, Love, Forgiveness

To be filled with happiness

During Easter-time, Christian life is characterized by the message of joy. St Josemaria helps us find it. You enjoy an interior happiness and peace that you would not exchange for anything in the world. God is here. There is no better way than telling him our [...]
Tags: Joy, Optimism, Prayer

To say Thank you

Many times a day Get used to lifting your heart to God, in acts of thanksgiving, many times a day. Because he gives you this and that. Because you have been despised. Because you haven't what you need or because you have. Because he made his [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Optimism, Prayer, Presence of God

A secret for times of crisis

A secret, an open secret: these world crises are crises of saints. God wants a handful of men 'of his own' in every human activity. And then... 'pax Christi in regno Christi — the peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ'. The Way, 301 What is needed [...]
Tags: Optimism, Holiness, difficulties

What I like about St Josemaria

Mary Wanjiku, from Kenya, finds the source of St Josemaria's optimism in his understanding of God's love for each individual.
Tags: Optimism, Kenya

Bishop Anthony Muheria of Kitui, (Kenya)

The teachings of the founder of Opus Dei help me in my work. As he inspired so many social projects, he challenges me and helps me to practise justice with charity. And his optimism encourages me to avoid escapism and fatalism. For example, although my [...]
Tags: Divine sonship, Optimism

Lebanon, a country in continual reconstruction

My grandparents emigrated from Kfour El Arabi in Lebanon to Colombia at the beginning of the twentieth century. My parents taught us to love their former homeland, and I decided to return to the country of my forefathers in 1997. I studied architecture in Bogota, Colombia, [...]
Tags: Hope, Optimism, Peace, Supernatural outlook, numerary

Good humor

“Happy?” The question made me think. Words have not yet been invented to express all that we feel — in the heart and in the will — when we know ourselves to be children of God. Furrow, 61 We will never achieve true supernatural and human [...]
Tags: Joy, Charity, Optimism, Interior life

Harambee in Rome

ROME, NOV. 16, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The Harambee Project awarded its 2nd "Communicate Africa" Prize to a Nigerian and an Irishman, both producers of documentaries that show the wealth of the African continent. The Harambee Project -- born on the occasion of the canonization of Opus [...]
Tags: Optimism, Solidarity, Harambee