See this online ebook:
- Conversations with Monsignor Escriva De Balaguer (1968). May be read online through this page of Josemaria Escriva (© Studium Foundation), which summarizes the work thus: “This book contains 7 interviews (from 1966-68) with journalists from Le Figaro, The New York Times, Time, L’Osservatore della Domenica and 3 Spanish publications (Telva, Gaceta Universitaria and Palabra).”
See also these other works by the Holy Founder of Opus Dei:
- Christ is Passing By, by St. Josemaria Escriva. Contains various homilies given from 1951 to 1971. May be read online, with a table of contents on this page, at Escriva Works.org (copyright Studium Foundation, rights reserved).
- Friends of God, homilies by Saint Josemaria Escriva. May be read online on this page of Josemaria Escriva Works (© Studium Foundation).
- In Love with the Church, by St. Josemaria Escriva (Scepter Publishers). May be read online through through this page of Escriva Works.org.
- The Way, by St. Josemaria Escriva (1934, 1939). May be read online (on this page) at Josemaria Escriva Works.
- The Way of the Cross, by St. Josemaria Escriva.The ebook may be read online using its Table of Contents accessible through this page (containing the synopsis) at Josemaria Escriva (© Studium Foundation, rights reserved). A leaflet version of the text, entitled “Stations of the Cross” and containing brief summaries of the meditations for the stations, is available in pdf format on this page of San Josemaria Escriva, Fundador del Opus Dei. [N.B., Notwithstanding the availability of the summary, we heartily recommend the use of the original longer text for meditation.]
See also these related texts:
- “All You Who Labor: Towards a Spirituality of Work for the 21st Century”, by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 20 (2006): pp. 791-814. Available in pdf format at Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy.
- “Professional Ethics and Sanctification of Work”, by Carlos Llano Cifuentes, Romana (January-June 2004): pp. 112-126. May be read online on this page of Romana and on this page of Gloria.tv, and available in pdf format (on this page) at the University of Navarra.
- A Spirituality of Work (London: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales – Committee for the World of Work, 2001). Available in pdf format (on this page) at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
Posted on the Feast of Saint Josemaria Escriva, in earnest hope that, by the grace of the Lord, more Christians may increase in holiness, not only amidst but through the loving fulfillment of daily duties, “that in all things God may be honoured through Jesus Christ” (I Peter iv, 11). For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).
“The Lord grants to every baptized person the necessary grace to reach the summits of divine charity. The small events of the day have within them an unsuspected greatness, and by living them with love towards God and towards one’s brethren, it is possible to overcome from the very start any split between faith and daily life” (Pope John Paul II, Address on “The Grandeur of Ordinary Life”)
“[T]he Church… insists first of all that the virtue of penitence be exercised in persevering faithfulness to the duties of one’s state in life, in the acceptance of the difficulties arising from one’s work and from human coexistence, in a patient bearing of the trials of earthly life and of the utter insecurity which pervades it…” (Pope Paul VI, Apostolic Constitution “Paenitemini”)