"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.
Fr. Jim Socias: St. Josemaria told me, love your family very muchJim Socias, now a priest, recalls the counsel he received from Saint Josemaria after joining Opus Dei.
Zhonghua Wang: "Thank you, St. Josemaria, for my faith."Zhonghua Wang is from Beijing and studies in Germany. She expresses gratitude to St. Josemaria for helping her discover the beauty of the Catholic faith.
Joseph Pearce: Robust ChristianityJoseph Pearce, a well-known Catholic writer, speaks about the robust idea of the Christian vocation he found in St. Josemaria's book "The Way."
"Do what you ought and put your heart into it"Charlotte, an engineering student in Canada, was struck by a point in "The Way": to be a saint, you don't necessarily have to perform great deeds.
"Lord, I've put my foot in it again"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.
Nic: discovering the real Opus DeiNic, a producer in Canada, talks about his discovery of the "real" Opus Dei.
Dagmar: getting to know Opus Dei as a LutheranDagmar, a Lutheran living in Canada, talks about her friendship with people in Opus Dei and getting to know its spirit through the lives they lead (3:02).
“Father, Can You Hear My Confession?”Fr. Robert Weatherill, a priest of Opus Dei, talks about his experiences traveling on the train between Rome and Milan (2:36).
Searching for God in KazakhstanPavel 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).
"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).
Laurent and Solange: Our Married Life and Opus DeiSolange 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’).
Finding God in my daily work as an art curatorMaylis is an art curator in France. She tries to speak with God as she works, “like someone in love who works and thinks all the time about the person she loves.”
A Young Christian in LebanonRita Youssif belongs to the Maronite Rite. When still a young girl in Lebanon she had to flee from her village because of the fighting. Despite all the upheavals, she came to realize that God had a plan for her life (Video).
Lawyer, mother of 3 on how her faith helps her juggle all her rolesSilvia Ugolini is a lawyer and is married with three children.
Opus Dei, she says, has helped her juggle her roles as an executive, a mother and a spouse, keeping priorities straight and finding new energy each day.
Oskari: Finding God on GoogleOskari, who was born and raised in Finland without any religious belief, first began to take an interest in Christianity in 2001. Now he is a numerary in Opus Dei. He speaks about celibacy and his self-giving to God. ( 9 minutes. In Finnish, with subtitles).
Marilyn and Jean-René Philibert: cooperators of Opus DeiMarilyn and Jean-René Philibert are both cooperators of Opus Dei. Opus Dei has helped them to strenghten their faith, they say, by showing them how to integrate it into their daily lives.
"My family is everything to me"Bridget Bagshaw has just had her seventh child. Married for 11 years, she takes care of her family on a full-time basis.
Opus Dei helps her to be a better mother, spouse and friend, especially by a strong relationship with God.
"It was as though a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders"Martine Otou is from Cameroun and has been living in Canada with her family for a number of years.
She tells how Opus Dei has helped her to recover inner peace and to make family decisions serenely.
Neil Guo: Chinese student talks about his conversion to CatholicismBorn in China, Neil Guo has recently been granted an engineering degree in Montreal. When he was a student at McGill University, he became friends with a member of Opus Dei and discovered new horizons that have led him to become a Catholic.