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Seeing the people behind the papers

In my daily work as a family lawyer I come face to face with all sorts of different family situations. When I have to prepare documents for the family tribunal, I am greatly consoled by St Josemaria’s teaching about seeing the people behind the papers [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Work, Josemaria Escriva, calling

Doing everything for God

I am Anna Riina, I am from Finland and I am 25. Now I am studying theology in Rome, on a History of the Church program at the University of the Holy Cross. I have been a Catholic for three and a half years. Now, [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Interior life, Virtues, God, Josemaria Escriva

God kept putting himself in my way until I was convinced

On July 26, 2011, I was flying to Poland, changing flights in Amsterdam. I was half-asleep, listening to music. A man was sitting on my right and a girl on my left who was upset about a problem with her luggage. The man said “Wow, [...]
Tags: Madrid, Opus Dei, God, There be Dragons

St. Josemaria in Korea

A friend gave me a copy of The Way when I was in college. That was the very first book I read by St. Josemaria. It touched me deeply, and I wanted to read more. I learned many things from St. Josemaria’s writings: how to [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, books, Opus Dei, Devotion, Josemaria Escriva

Escobar - no, Escriva!

The Italian writer Emanuele Cazzolla describes his visit to the church of Church of Our Lady of Peace in Rome, which houses the mortal remains of St Josemaria. The description comes in his book Il vecchio devoto o altri 11 racconti brevi. It was the first [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Our Lady of Peace, Josemaria Escriva

Inside the library

The world of libraries: a network of human relations in which God has his place When I say I am a librarian, people often say, “Lucky you, you must read lots of books!” It’s true that a large number of books passes through my hands, but [...]
Tags: The Way, Charity, Opus Dei, Work

How to become holy in everyday things

Wei Zhang talks about how St Josemaria’s message is a path for many people to find God while living in society, by trying to be better every day. My name’s Wei Zhang, I come from Beijing in China, and I’m studying History of Art in Germany, [...]
Tags: Baptism, Opus Dei, Ordinary life

Roland Joffe, film director

The director of There Be Dragons introduced his film in Rome on March 21*, comparing St Josemaria to President Mandela in their shared love for freedom and forgiveness. The director admitted, “This story forced me to think as much as I ever have in my [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, There be Dragons

It's about how you live your life

So I'm Nic and I'm a producer. I'm also an expert in media and communications. And I had the great privilege of not only meeting but working with Opus Dei around the time of the Da Vinci Code release. Part of Opus Dei's message and the [...]
Tags: Joy, Faith, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life

The late Josefina Magno, MD, hero to terminally sick patients and their families

Probably the most renowned woman in Opus Dei in the United States was the late Josefina Magno, M.D., widely regarded as one of the founders of the hospice movement in the United States. Hospice care gives patients with terminal illnesses and their families the support [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Opus Dei, Work, Women, US, supernumerary