By St. Josemaría Escrivá
This first published collection of St. Josemaría’s homilies, called Christ Is Passing By, is a handsome pocket-sized book, making it perfect for individual spiritual reading.
In these homilies for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and other highlights of the Church year, St. Josemaría consistently emphasizes the great truth that your most ordinary, human interests can and should reflect the presence and transcendence of God, and that you should strive always to sanctify every detail of your daily life.
St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer (9 January 1902 – 26 June 1975) was a Roman Catholic priest from Spain who founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to teaching people how to respond to God's universal call to holiness, and how ordinary life can be the path to sanctity.
St. Josemaria was canonized during 2002 by St. John Paul II, who declared that he should be counted among the great witnesses of Christianity. St. Josemaría's writings assist every baptized person in their discipleship to Jesus Christ through by imbuing ordinary life with sanctifying grace.