By Francisco Ugarte
St. Josemaría once wrote, “Our Lord does not expect us to be unhappy in our life on earth and await a reward only in the next life. God wants us to be happy on earth too, but with a desire for the other, total happiness that only he can give.”
Our lives are full of highs and lows, successes and struggles, joys and sorrows. We are called to live with a happy heart alongside it all. But it is not enough to want to be happy: we must learn to be. Fr. Francisco will help you to discover happiness regardless of life’s circumstances, by uniting your heart with the heart of God.
In Choosing Happiness, you will be given the knowledge and the tools to embrace and live out an all-encompassing happiness —a daily fulfillment— that ensures joy now as well as in the afterlife.
Monsignor Francisco Ugarte was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1947. He obtained a Bachelor and Master of Philosophy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a PhD in Philosophy from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He is currently the General Vicar of Opus Dei in Mexico. He has published several philosophical studies in various countries, given countless lectures on anthropological issues, and published various books, all in the Spanish language. His success as an author has led to his work being translated for the English audience, most notably his best-selling book From Resentment to Forgiveness.