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

“Wanting, without really wanting: that is your attitude”

Wanting, without really wanting: that is your attitude as long as you don't put the occasion firmly aside. Don't try to fool yourself telling me you are weak. You are... a coward, which is not the same thing. (The Way, 714)

The world, the flesh and the devil are a band of adventurers who take advantage of the weakness of that savage you bear within you, and want you to hand over to them, in exchange for the glittering tinsel of a pleasure--which is worth nothing,--the pure gold and the pearls and the diamonds and rubies drenched in the life- blood of your God Redeemer, which are the price and the treasure of your eternity. (The Way, 708)

Another fall, and what a fall! Must you give up hope? No. Humble...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"Either we learn to find our Lord in ordinary, everyday life, or else we shall never find Him.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei