Books written by St Josemaria

The Way

The Way

Read these counsels slowly. Pause to meditate on these...

Furrow

Furrow

In a note to a 1950 edition of The Way, Saint Josemaría...

The Forge

The Forge

This book, a compilation of spiritual annotations of...

Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary

One December morning in 1931, Fr. Josemaría dashed off this...

Message of the day

“Be cheerful, always cheerful”

Nobody is happy on earth until he decides not to be. This is the way the path goes: suffering -- in Christian terms -- the Cross; God's Will, Love; happiness here and, afterwards, eternally. (Furrow, 52)

Servite Domino in laetitia! -- I will serve God cheerfully. With a cheerfulness that is a consequence of my Faith, of my Hope and of my Love -- and that will last for ever. For, as the Apostle assures us, Dominus prope est! -- the Lord follows me closely. I shall walk with Him, therefore, quite confidently, for the Lord is my Father, and with his help I shall fulfill his most lovable Will, even if I find it hard. (Furrow, 53)

A piece of advice on which I have insisted repeatedly: be...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"Sanctity is made up of heroic acts. Therefore, in our work we are asked for the heroism of finishing properly the tasks committed to us, day after day, even though they are the same tasks.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei