Top 10 Quotes of St. Josemaria Escriva on Apostolate

St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, was a prolific writer and spiritual leader whose teachings have inspired countless individuals to live out their faith in everyday life. His insights on apostolate, the call to spread the Gospel through one's actions and interactions, continue to resonate with people around the world. i

In honor of the anniversary of the founding of Opus Dei on October 2nd and the anniversary of the Canonization of St. Josemaria on October 6th, in this blog post, we will explore the top 10 quotes of St. Josemaria Escriva on apostolate.

  1. "When one tastes the love of God, one feels burdened with the weight of souls. - Christ is Passing By, #122
  1. "Be men and women of the world, but don't be worldly men and women." - The Way,  #939
  1. "If you are another Christ, if you behave as a son of God, wherever you are you will set others alight. Christ burns with love, he does not leave hearts indifferent.- The Forge, #25
  1. "A disciple of Christ will never treat anyone badly. Error, he will call error, but the person in error he will correct with kindliness. Otherwise, he will not be able to help him, to sanctify him."  - Friends of God, #9
  1. "With your apostolic life, wipe out the trail of filth and slime left by the corrupt sowers of hatred. And set aflame all the ways of the earth with the fire of Christ that you bear in your heart."  - The Way, #1
  1. "What changeless joy you feel after having given yourself to God! But you must feel a great concern and desire for everyone to share in your joy!" - Furrow, #88
  1. Don't say: 'That person gets on my nerves.' Think: 'That person sanctifies me.'"  -The Way, #174
  1. “We must remember that Christ has decreed that success in attracting our fellow men will depend, as a rule, on how much interior life we ourselves have.” -Friends of God, #5
  1. "The ploughshare that breaks up the earth and opens up the furrow sees neither the seed nor the harvest." -Furrow, #215
  1. "How I wish your bearing and conversation were such that, on seeing or hearing you, people would say: This man reads the life of Jesus Christ.- The Way #2

St. Josemaria Escriva's teachings on apostolate emphasize the importance of living one's faith authentically and sharing it with others through everyday actions. These top 10 quotes offer valuable insights into how we can make a positive impact on the world around us.

As we reflect on these words, let us strive to embrace the call to apostolate in our own lives, following the example of this beloved saint.