Pham Kim, a Cooperator of Opus Dei, attends talks of Christian formation in Ho Chi Minh City. She and a number of her friends hope that the Work will open a center there soon.
"The Overriding Message: Start Again"
Clare Czerwinke, a wife and mother living in London, speaks about the need to turn to God for help when we face our own littleness in the struggle for holiness.
Ian and Nicola Lewis (with their 9th child due in April) share the joys and struggles of married life and describe the impact of Saint Josemaria’s teachings on their marriage.
Luis and Maria decided to adopt Josemaría, a child with Down Syndrome, when they already had seven children in their family. And then Luis was diagnosed with leukemia....
Christian grew up in a Lutheran part of Germany. Reading the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" and "The Way" led him to decide to become a Catholic and a Cooperator of Opus Dei.
"I was 29 and had been in prison for two years. One day a Sister of Charity gave me a book called 'Friends of God'... ".
Alik and Timur, who are Muslims, and Kami, a Turkish Orthodox, talk about their interaction with Catholics in Nideck, a student residence in Strasbourg run by people of Opus Dei.
Joseph Pearce: Robust Christianity
Joseph Pearce, a well-known Catholic writer, speaks about the robust idea of the Christian vocation he found in St. Josemaria's book "The Way."
In this National Catholic Register interview, Ilyas Khan expresses gratitude to Netherhall House in London for giving him the strong prayer life and intellectual grounding that helped him to convert.
The Spring 2012 issue of "Life and Living" (London, UK), contains a review of THE WAY in the section "The book I'll never forget," by Esther Bentley, who first read it over 60 years ago.
Raymond Sampietro runs a geriatrics residence in Valladolid, Spain. He says he is grateful for the opportunity to help bring many people closer to God in a decisive moment of their lives.
When I was 18, I used to dream about marrying my prince charming. We would have two children, and I would work as a foreign correspondent for a famous magazine. But my little novel turned out a bit differently than I expected….
An interview with Janvier Mahougnon Gbenou, who was born in Benin and recently ordained a deacon along with 34 other members of Opus Dei. With video summary of Benedict XVI's visit to Benin.
Adrienne Treleaven explains how she met Opus Dei and discovered her vocation as an assistant numerary.
During the recent World Youth Day in Spain, 200 confessionals were set up in a famous park in Madrid. Several young Dutch women explain what confession is all about.
Françoise, who lives in France and has 7 children, talks about how her vocation to Opus Dei helps her to care for her children and husband.
Dony is an Irish sculptor who started a school of arts in Florence. His aim is a revival of Western culture by bringing Christ back into culture.
Sakura Kawaguchi lives in Nagasaki City. 28 years old, married and with one daughter, she assists Opus Dei and is grateful for the Christian formation that helps keep her faith enkindled.
Joana Bouça has two children. Twelve years ago St. Josemaría helped her after a bad accident. More recently she received another favor through his intercession during the birth of her second child.
Searching for God in Kazakhstan
Pavel Koktishev is a student in Kazakhstan who also works in the field of television and is president of the youth branch of the Green Party (2: 22).
Belisa and Rafael are a Venezuelan couple who recently moved to the United Arab Emirates for their work. Since then, they have had the joy of being able to go to Mass every week.
On December 18, in Argentina, Fr. Cesar Molaro, an associate priest of Opus Dei, will celebrate the golden anniversary of his priesthood, along with his twin brother, Raul. With link to Zenit interview.
"Lord, Show Me That You Exist"
Candice Leung is from Canada. One day she opened a book written by a priest that one of her teachers had recommended and asked God to show her he exists. It was "The Way" (Video--1:02).
Joaquin Romero has been wheelchair-bound with multiple sclerosis for almost 20 years. But he refuses to give in to pessimism and has no doubt that his disability is “a caress from God.”
Laurent and Solange: Our Married Life and Opus Dei
Solange and Laurent are a young married couple from Paris with three small children. Both are members of Opus Dei. In this video they explain how their spiritual life helps to strengthen their love for one another (4:41’).
It was 2004. With only 16 seconds left in our game against Real Madrid the coach finally noticed me. I was 19 at the time and more than a little nervous . . .
Dr. Sylvia Sesé is an internist at Monkole Hospital, an apostolic work of Opus Dei in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Josefina Caprile from Argentina is a widow and the mother of eight children. Even so, she manages to write novels. She writes with a basic idea: books have to be interesting or no one will read them.
Sergei, a 28-year-old historian, is a Russian Orthodox cooperator of Opus Dei who found St. Josemaría on the Internet in his hometown of Ryazan.
Claudia Valbuena never dreamt she would live in a place so far from her native Chile. She arrived in Almaty more than 10 years ago to begin Opus Dei. “Becoming Kazakh” has been a long process, but she already feels half Kazakh…
Celina, a 23-year-old Chinese, is studying to be a concert pianist in Austria. After suffering a personal tragedy, she found new friends, and the path to God, in a student residence in Vienna.
Mercé is a nurse, although at present her full-time occupation is learning Korean. Along with other women of Opus Dei, she recently moved to Korea to help begin the apostolic work there.
Dawn Ribnek is a nurse practitioner in Chicago, Illinois, and a member of Opus Dei. She was on a service project in Haiti when the country was struck by the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010.
At 14, while lying under a tree, Ivanna sensed that God was asking her for something. She relates how the example of another woman brought her closer to God.
Liliane, a young woman from Cameroon now living in Paris, talks about the challenges her country faces and her life in Opus Dei.
Ana became pregnant shortly after getting married. At 6 weeks she had a sonogram: "the one filled with hope." The second sonogram, taken at 12 weeks, was "the one filled with doubts," her husband Thomas said. As a radiologist, he was concerned about the size of the growing child's extremities ….
Isabella Tan, a widow and mother of three young children, tells how she changed when Christ entered her life
Cristina Zudaire, an Argentinean supernumerary, is the mother of five, an organist, and a lover of Bach’s music. She tries to always leave room for beauty in "the hustle and bustle of daily life."