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What St. Josemaría's The Way means to me

On days that go poorly, I know God is using The Way to point me in the right direction to improve tomorrow. St. Josemaría Escrivá's The Way has had a large positive impact on my life – so much so that I have made the book [...]
Tags: The Way, Prayer, Unity of life, Interior life, Ordinary life

“The Way” showed me the way

I cannot remember if it was 7 or 8 years ago when I first read “The Way”, which was sent to me by the Catholic Digest, a Catholic monthly magazine edited by the same publishers that published “The Way” in Korean. I was captured by [...]
Tags: The Way, Prayer, Josemaria Escriva

The story of an exercise-book

“How many ways are there to God?” “As many as there are people.” (Joseph Ratzinger, Salt of the Earth, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997, p. 32). As a teenager I discovered St Josemaria’s message about holiness in the middle of the world. But years later, [...]
Tags: The Way, Friends of God, Year of Faith

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

From the Fast Lane to the Right Lane

“If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For he who would save his life shall lose it; but he who loses his life for my sake shall find it. For what does it profit [...]
Tags: The Way, Conversion, family, Friends of God, writings of the founder of Opus Dei

When you read The Way...

I am a cancer patient. When I was fighting it desperately five years ago, my best friend, Margaret, gave me a copy of The Way which comforted and encouraged me tremendously. Not too long ago, a friend of mine from Opus Dei told me that the [...]
Tags: The Way, books

A book I’ll never forget

In Life and Living, a magazine for the elderly, readers wrote describing “the book I’ll never forget”. Esther, 86, wrote about The Way by Josemaria Escriva (Scepter). I was 24 years old and bedridden with pleural tuberculosis. I’d recently given birth to my son John after [...]
Tags: The Way, books, Death

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

Thanks to the Pope and The Way

Until April 19, 2005, I hadn’t had any contact with the Catholic Church. That day was my 23rd birthday, and at 6 in the evening my uncle called to wish me happy birthday. Then he said that a German had just been elected the new [...]
Tags: The Way, Conversion, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Pope Benedict XVI

Point 42 of The Way

I first came into contact with Opus Dei when a doctor in my parish began holding monthly social gatherings for parishioners at his home. One day he invited a priest of Opus Dei to give a talk. I seem to recall, that the talk wasn’t [...]
Tags: The Way, Opus Dei, Retreat, Work, Character