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“We children of God have to be contemplatives”

I will never share the opinion - though I respect it - of those who separate prayer from active life, as if they were incompatible. We children of God have to be contemplatives: people who, in the midst of the din of the throng, know how to find silence of soul in a lasting conversation with Our Lord, people who know how to look at him as they look at a Father, as they look at a Friend, as they look at someone with whom they are madly in love. (The Forge, 738)

Have no doubt: any kind of evasion of the honest realities of daily life is for you, men and women of the world, something opposed to the will of God.

On the contrary, you must understand now, more clearly, that God is calling you to serve Him in and from the ordinary, material and secular activities of human life. He waits for us every day, in the laboratory, in the operating theatre, in the army barracks, in the university chair, in the factory, in the workshop, in the fields, in the...

<i>Conversations with Monsignor Escrivá</i>

Conversations with Monsignor Escrivá

In the years immediately after Vatican II, interviews with Saint Josemaría appeared in various newspapers and magazines around the world, such as Time, Le Figaro, and The New York Times. In them the founder of Opus Dei conversed over a number of topics, including the Church and the Council, Opus Dei, human freedom and rights, the university, women in today's society, etc.. The book concludes with the homily "Passionately Loving the World," given on the campus of the University of Navarre on October 8, 1967, in the presence of 40,000 people from Spain and other countries.

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