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The same cooking-pot

One recipe for everyone St Josemaria used to explain that he had “just one cooking-pot for everyone”, and the recipe was the search for holiness amidst everyday occupations. From that one cooking-pot comes nourishment for everyone: fathers, mothers, engineers, lawyers, workmen, and also priests… As Father [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Priesthood, Holiness, Vocation, Argentina

Fishmonger and revolutionary

Carlos Martinez was a fishermonger. By the age of ten, he had joined the local communist cell. When he was 34, he learned from St Josemaria how to find God in his work. He thought this discovery needed to be written down. His notes have [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Opus Dei members, Associate

In water up to the neck

In the midst of financial pressures By the middle of 1952, the financial situation was to all appearances hopeless. There seemed to be no way of reducing the debt, searching for new loans and gifts produced no results, and—to add insult to injury—there was a recurrence [...]
Tags: Suffering, Opus Dei, Poverty, Opus Dei members, Consecrations of Opus Dei

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

Magnanimity, faith, and “madness”

For nine centuries Torreciudad has been a meeting-point for devotion to the Virgin Mary. St. Josemaria joined in with this story: his love for our Blessed Lady led him to initiate the building of a shrine. At the time, carrying out this project seemed like [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Our Lady, Torreciudad, Josemaria Escriva

I have always known this saint

The thought of not travelling to Enugu this year to celebrate the feast of St. Josemaria at St. Michael’s parish Asata, Enugu on 27th June 2011 because exams were to start that day made a friend ask me: “What’s on your mind girl for [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, June 26, Holy Mass, Nigeria

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

Opus Dei is a path to find God in everyday life

Wei Zhang is Chinese, and is studying in Germany. She 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.
Tags: Conversion, Opus Dei, China, Germany

Saint Josemaria Short Biography now in Chinese

The short biography of Saint Josemaria Escriva, known as the Canonization book, by Michele Dolz is now available in Chinese. Spring Publications came out with the Chinese version on June 26, 2011, in time for the Masses in honor of Saint Josemaria all over [...]
Tags: books, Opus Dei, China

Edmonton’s Faithful Celebrate St. Josemaria

On the June 2011 feast day Mass for St. Josemaria Escriva, some of Edmonton’s faithful met at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church to celebrate the Opus Dei founder’s life. And while there is no official Opus Dei centre in Alberta’s capital, there are still hundreds [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, June 26, Canada