Come, O Holy Spirit:
enlighten my understanding
to know your commands;
strengthen my heart
against the wiles of the enemy; inflame my will...
I have heard your voice,
and I don't want to harden my heart to resisting,
by saying 'later... tomorrow.'
Nunc coepi! Now!
Lest there be no tomorrow for me!
O, Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Spirit of understanding and counsel,
Spirit of joy and peace!
I want what you want,
I want it because you want it,
I want it as you want it,
I want it when you want it.
- ST. JOSEMARIA
NOVENA IN ANTICIPATION OF THE BEATIFICATION OF ALVARO DEL PORTILLO
“To give glory to God is the most important activity we can and ought to carry out in our lives. It is also the only goal to which our thoughts, our intentions, our desires and our actions must tend. Only in this way will we be able to attain the goal for which we have been created, and only in this way will we be truly happy."
TOWARDS HOLINESS - THE PLAN OF LIFE
“In order to bring peace, genuine peace, to souls; in order to transform the earth and to seek God Our Lord in the world and through the things of the world, personal sanctity is indispensable." And, “there is only one way to become more familiar with God, to increase our trust in him. We must come to know him through prayer; we must speak to him and show him, through a heart to heart conversation, that we love him.”
2014 NOVENA FOR A HAPPY AND FAITHFUL MARRIAGE
“Those who are called to the married state will, with the grace of God, find within their state everything they need to be holy, to identify themselves each day more with Jesus Christ, and to lead those with whom they live to God" (Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva, no. 91).
SUMMER EXCURSIONS 2014 WITH ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
Are you ever surprised to encounter a familiar face where you least expect it? As you travel this summer, we would like to know: Where have you encountered St. Josemaria around the world?
"HELP US TO LOVE MORE": 2014 NOVENA TO ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
“Good child, say to Jesus many times each day: I love you, I love you, I love you...” (The Way, no. 878)
CANONIZATION OF POPE JOHN XXIII & POPE JOHN PAUL II
Prayers for the intercession of the newly canonized saints.
WISHING YOU A HAPPY & BLESSED EASTER
“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord." (Ps 118: 17)
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
“When the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.” (Mt 17:8)
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
“He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry.” (Mt 4:1-2)
"Our Lord, who during this Lent is asking us to change, is not a tyrannical master or a rigid and implacable judge: he is our Father."
St. Josemaria Escriva
"May you seek Christ, May you find Christ, May you love Christ." - St. Josemaria Escriva
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