Find God in your everyday life. This is St. Josemaría Escrivá’s teaching.
Called a saint of ordinary life, St. Josemaría spent most of his years telling people of all races and all social backgrounds that it is in their daily life that they can seek and find God. One does not have to wait for extraordinary events in order to experience the nearness of God.
St. Josemaría’s life was an example of how, by doing one’s ordinary work extraordinarily well, one can please God and be holy. “Extraordinarily well” means doing one's tasks and occupations in the best possible way and with the intention of serving others and serving God.
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 home and in all the immense panorama of work. Understand this well: there is something holy, something divine, hidden in the most ordinary situations, and it is up to each one of you to discover it. - St. Josemaría, Homily: Passionately Loving the World
As early as the 1940’s, St Josemaría was already sharing with the first female members of Opus Dei his dream of opening greater opportunities for women through education and training, especially for those who have less financial resources. Anihan stands today as one of the many schools around the world that have been inspired by St. Josemaría’s vision.
St. Josemaría’s feast day is on June 26. All over the world, there will be masses celebrated in his honor on or around this date. Some of these are:
LagunaJune 25, Wednesday, 5:15 pm
San Pablo Cathedral, San Pablo City
June 25, Wednesday, 5:15 pm
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Chapel
UP-Los Baños Campus
June 26, Thursday, 5:30 pm
San Isidro Labrador Parish Church
Brgy. Makiling, Calamba City
BatangasJune 26, Thursday
Lipa Cathedral, Lipa City
ManilaJune 26, Thursday, 6:00 pm
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Shrine
Manlunas St., Pasay City
(in front of NAIA 3)