Message of the day

"A great step forward – today, now"

"We cannot regard this Lent as just another liturgical season which has simply happened to come around again. It is a unique time: a divine aid which we should accept. Jesus is passing by and he hopes that we will take a great step forward – today, now." (Christ Is Passing By, 59, 4)

We are at the beginning of Lent: a time of penance, purification and conversion. It is not an easy program, but then Christianity is not an easy way of life. It is not enough just to be in the Church, letting the years roll by. In our life, in the life of Christians, our first conversion — that unique moment which each of us remembers, when we clearly understood everything the Lord was asking of us — is certainly very significant. But the later conversions are even more important, and they...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, serving God and all mankind.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei