See this online text:
- “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.
Posted on the Feast of Saint Josemaria Escriva. See also the following works by the holy founder:
- 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 book may be purchased on this page of Scepter Publishers; on this page of the St. Josemaria Institute; on this page of the Midwest Theological Forum; and at Amazon.com. A brief synopsis is available on this page of Opus Dei.)
- The Way, by St. Josemaria Escriva (1934, 1939). May be read online (on this page) at Josemaria Escriva Works. (N.B., The website states: “All intellectual property rights pertaining to the contents of these pages are reserved. Text and images may not be reproduced without authorization from the copyright holders…”)
“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”)