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

"Christ should reign"

"Christ should reign first and foremost in our soul. But how would we reply if he asked us: 'How do you go about letting me reign in you?'" (Christ is Passing By, 181)

He is our king. He desires ardently to rule our hearts, because we are children of God. But we should not try to imagine a human sort of rule — Christ does not dominate or seek to impose himself, because he “has not come to be served but to serve.”

His kingdom is one of peace, of joy, of justice. Christ our king does not expect us to spend our time in abstract reasoning; he expects deeds, because “not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord!, shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"Human life - your life - and its humdrum, ordinary business, have a meaning which is divine, which belongs to eternity.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei