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

“Wear on your breast the holy scapular of Carmel”

Wear on your breast the holy scapular of Carmel. There are many excellent Marian devotions, but few are so deep- rooted among the faithful, and have received so many blessings from the Popes. Besides, how maternal this sabbatine privilege is! (The Way, 500)

When you were asked which picture of our Lady aroused your devotion most, and you answered--with the air of long experience--'all of them', I realized that you were a good son: that is why you are equally moved--'they make me fall in love', you said--by all the pictures of your Mother. (The Way, 501)

Mary, teacher of prayer. See how she asks her Son, at Cana. And how she insists, confidently, with perseverance. And how she succeeds. Learn from her. (The Way, 502)

If you want to be...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"Sanctifying one's work is no fantastic dream, but the mission of every Christian - yours and mine.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei