Archive: Personal testimonies
Born in the Bronx, Stephanie Frias knows what a tough neighborhood looks like. That’s why she’s keen on remembering her roots and finding ways to give back: "My dream is for everyone to remember the need to be thankful. Sometimes we forget the people who made us become who we are."
Mimi always loved the party scene, but at some point she felt God wanted her to make a change. She worried about finding a boyfriend who would respect these changes, until she met Victor. They decided to make the effort to date in a Christian way, surprising their friends with their choice of not living together during the 5 years they were dating. Today, they are a point of reference for those same friends. As they see it, going against this cultural trend made their wedding day especially meaningful.
Carlos and Marita have given their children everything they need... but not necessarily everything that they ask for. With fatherly and motherly pedagogy, they've shown their children how to be the protagaonists of their own happiness, teaching them to cover their own expenses, to know how to save, to not be carried away by the latest trends, etc. Living counter culturally has produced its fruits: their children take care of their possessions and are grateful for the brothers and sisters they have.
Nkem Agboti, a lawyer in Lagos, Nigeria, speaks about the inspiration she finds in Blessed Guadalupe Ortiz's life, her discovery of family values, the need to bring the faith to her friends, the value of little things and her involvement in pro-life activities.
When their daughter Patricia was killed by a bullet meant for another person, her parents realized that they had to ask God for strength to forgive the assailant. Fourth video in a series for the 50th anniversary of Opus Dei's apostolic work in Puerto Rico.