Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sanctity is not for a privileged few...

"Sanctity is not for a privileged few. The Lord calls all of us. He expects love from all of us—from everyone, wherever they are; from everyone, whatever their state in life, their profession or job. For the daily life we live, apparently so ordinary, can be a path to sanctity: it is not necessary to abandon one's place in the world in order to search for God...because all the paths of the earth can be the occasion for an encounter with Christ". (Letter 24-III-1930, n. 2)




Here are few great resources to learn more about my sweet "grandfather" St. Josemaria.
I grew up with St.Josemaria as a dear grandfather. My father and Godfather were blessed enough to meet him,  shake his hand and hear his words. 
We are blessed enough to have his works to do just that.. sanctify our life for our sainthood..

http://www.josemariaescriva.info/

http://www.opusdei.org/

http://www.stjosemaria.org/


A great book came out: 
 Holiness for EveryoneThe Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaría Escrivá
by Eric Sammons

2 comments:

Gardenia said...

oh that book looks interesting. thanks for sharing these links. What a wonderful motto to live by "Sanctify yourself and others in your work."

Jennifer @ Crafolic said...

100% right!! And thanks for these wonderful resources!

I just wanted to let you know I awarded you the versatile blogger award!
http://www.crafolic.com/2012/07/award-and-7-things-about-me.html
God Bless!