"Love our Lady…"

I’m working my way through St. Josemaria Escriva’s “The Way,” and this jumped out at me this morning — apt thoughts for a deacon, and for this month devoted to Mary: “Love our Lady.  And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle.  And the enemy will gain nothing by [Read More...]

Quote of the day, for a Friday in Lent

“Whenever you see a poor, wooden cross, alone, uncared-for, worthless…and without a corpus, don’t forget that that cross is your cross — the everyday hidden cross, unattractive and unconsoling — the cross that is waiting for the corpus it lacks: and that corpus must be you…” “You ask me, ‘Why that wooden cross?’ And I [Read More...]

"Even Saints Have A Past"

That’s the tagline on the poster for “There Be Dragons.”   You may be seeing this at your local multiplex soon (click for larger image): Meantime, the director recently screened the film in Rome, as CNS reports: Cardinals, Vatican ambassadors and the leadership of Opus Dei gathered in a seminary theater in Rome to watch [Read More...]

Once you think you have me, you've lost me. What am I?

Humility. A friend posted this on her Facebook page, and it seems too good not to share. Here are some thoughts, then, on humility from the writings of Saint Josemaria Escriva: The Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility 1. To think that what one says or does is better than what others say or [Read More...]


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