A love that is ever young: The family in the teachings of Saint Josemaria

“One of the most striking aspects of the personality of St. Josemaría Escrivá, and one which represents a major contribution to the Church’s spiritual patrimony, is the special emphasis found in his life and writings on the family, a reality so beloved by God.” These words of Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, appear in the presentation of the book Un amor siempre joven. Enseñanzas de San Josemaría Escrivá sobre la familia, a selection of texts and studies compiled by Alfonso Mendiz and Juan Angel Brage, put out by Palabra publishers.

The book is divided into four chapters. The first chapter contains a number of preliminary studies. The second has a selection of texts from the oral preaching of St. Josemaría on the family. The third goes more deeply into the teachings of the founder of Opus Dei. And the fourth brings together a group of personal testimonies from writers, persons in public life, and ordinary fathers and mothers who knew St. Josemaría, or who experienced the power of his message in their own lives.

Romana, n. 38, January-June 2004, p. 72.

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