And how can I forget, Saint Josemaria Escriva? Today we also celebrate his feast day.
He is the founder of #opusdei
and my grandma’s favorite saint 😍 I love his writings! St. Josemaria Escriva, pray for us! #saintjosemariaescriva
“ Have you seen the gratitude of little children? Imitate them, saying to Jesus, when things are favourable and when they are adverse: 'How good you are! How good!...' These words, if you mean them, are the way of childhood, and will bring you peace, with due measure of tears and laughter, and without measure of Love.” - Saint Josemaria Escriva //Design: @laurenodio
The odds were surely against us 26 years ago but we fought hard to get here and I'm so glad we did. Looking back now, I can see the enemy's hand in attempting to make us just one more statistic and it probably would have been easier and more comfortable at times to have just let it all go. But as the letter board on our fireplace reminds us, "The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." (Benedict XVI)⠀
Thank you for pushing me towards greatness everyday from everything to laughing more, treating my body better, getting rid of the round-roll bangs and understanding my motherhood from the outside looking in.⠀
God is my foundation, my rock, and my shield but you are my compass; navigating and orientating me through this world. ⠀
"The purpose of marriage is to help married people sanctify themselves and others. For this reason they receive a special grace in the sacrament which Jesus Christ instituted. 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."⠀
-St. Josemaria Escriva
On This Friday’s show, we’ll walk through the powerful prayers and reflections from one of my favorite Novenas ever, often done in preparation for St. Josemaria Escriva's feast each year (June 26), yet great anytime!! The prayers take us deep into reflecting upon and growing in key dispositions vital to becoming people of authentic love, kindness and mercy!
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Meanwhile feel welcome to Visit their official page to download a copy . They do different ones each year so do look out for a 2018 but the 2016 reflections are my favorite by far. But whichever you do, enjoy and be blessed 🙏❤️ -
"We must bring people together, we must understand others, we must make allowances...to forgive and to pray for those on both sides, so that all may attain peace." -
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These passages are at the heart of what St. Josemaría wanted people to know....I can read them over and over again each morning (especially that 2nd paragraph):
“I assure you, my children, that when a Christian carries out with love the most insignificant everyday action, that action overflows with the transcendence of God. That is why I have told you so often, and hammered away at it, that the Christian vocation consists in making heroic verse out of the prose of each day. Heaven and earth seem to merge, my children, on the horizon. But where they really meet is in your hearts, when you sanctify your everyday lives...
I have just said, sanctify your everyday lives. And with these words I refer to the whole programme of your task as Christians. Stop dreaming. Leave behind false idealisms, fantasies, and what I usually call mystical wishful thinking: If only I hadn't married; if only I had a different job or qualification; if only I were in better health; if only I were younger; if only I were older. Instead, turn to the most material and immediate reality, which is where our Lord is: Look at my hands and my feet, said the risen Jesus, be assured that it is myself; touch me and see; a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see that I have.” //Passionately Loving the World, Ch.4
I was thinking about asking you guys this question all day - I am genuinely interested! Your answers will help give me ideas for future photography projects I have in mind. But what does ordinary holiness look like in your life? How do you strive to find Him in the everyday moments? One of St. Josemaría’s most known quotes is, “Either we look to find our Lord in ordinary, everyday life, or else we shall never find him” ...whether you are a mother, single and working, or in religious life, I’d love to know, how do you try to seek our Lord in the ordinary? Or where do you find him most in the day to day?
Happy feast of the modern day Spanish Saint Josemaría Escriva! (1902-1975)
St. Josemaria Escrivá taught that everyone is called to holiness through our ordinary daily life dealings. He has given us one of the best reminders on how to beat the sin of pride through his humility list:
He wrote, "Allow me to remind you that among other evident signs of a lack of humility are:
1️⃣Thinking that what you do or say is better than what others do or say.
2️⃣Always wanting to get your own way.
3️⃣Arguing when you are not right or — when you are — insisting stubbornly or with bad manners.
4️⃣Giving your opinion without being asked for it, when charity does not demand you to do so.
5️⃣Despising the point of view of others.
6️⃣Not being aware that all the gifts and qualities you have are on loan.
7️⃣Not acknowledging that you are unworthy of all honour or esteem, even the ground you are treading on or the things you own.
8️⃣Mentioning yourself as an example in conversation.....
9️⃣Speaking badly about yourself, so that they may form a good opinion of you, or contradict you.
🔟Making excuses when rebuked.
⏸ Hiding some humiliating faults from your director, so that he may not lose the good opinion he has of you.
1️⃣2️⃣Hearing praise with satisfaction, or being glad that others have spoken well of you.
1️⃣3️⃣Being hurt that others are held in greater esteem than you.
1️⃣4️⃣Refusing to carry out menial tasks.
1️⃣5️⃣Seeking or wanting to be singled out.
1️⃣6️⃣Letting drop words of self-praise in conversation, or words that might show your honesty, your wit or skill, your professional prestige.
1️⃣7️⃣Being ashamed of not having certain possession." -
Wow! Great reminder to pray for the
grace to practice the virtue of humility! -
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Over there is my St. Josemaria peg doll. And in the sink is a pile of dishes to wash. 💗
This is what God wants me to do. Every. Single. Day. I hope it pleases Him.
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Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás (9 January 1902 – 26 June 1975) was a Roman Catholic priest from Spain who initiated Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness by God and that ordinary life can result in sanctity. He was canonized during 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Saint Josemaría should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."
Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer
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It was Saint Josemaria Escriva who urged me (through reading his writings) to pray the rosary while waiting for my son to sleep. I am able to pray one full rosary in the afternoons (it takes him that long to fall asleep) and two yes 2 full rosaries in the evening. I used to get easily annoyed when he doesn’t sleep right away. And now, he falls asleep before the second mystery of my second round of praying the rosary. 😍🙏🏼
The book in the photo is The Holy Rosary by Saint Josemaria Escriva. It is a meditation on the 20 mysteries of the life of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. #saintjosemariaescriva #theholyrosary #praytherosaryeveryday
“Rest in divine filiation. God is a Father — your Father! — full of warmth and infinite love. Call him Father frequently and tell him, when you are alone, that you love him, that you love him very much!, and that you feel proud and strong because you are his son.”
I read St. Thérèse’s book, Story of a Soul when I was 20 years old and it forever changed my life. Up until that point, I didn’t have many Catholic friends - in a way, I feel like she was my first Catholic friend. Someone I could finally relate with. Flowers, especially roses, had so much more meaning in my life once I learned about why she is The Little Flower. I found out I was pregnant with my youngest daughter on her feast day and we gave her the middle name Rose because of St. Thèrése (and St. Rose) 🌹 -
St. Josemaría also had a fond love for St. Thèrése! A member of Opus Dei once shared with me how he came up with his work on Divine Filiation because of the way he was inspired by her. These two great Saints will forever be my favorites because of the way they teach us to live out our vocations by doing the little things. I’d love to know, who are some of your favorite Saints? #35mmfilm