By St. Josemaría Escrivá
This collection of homilies is the third collection by St. Josemaría that Scepter has published. St. Josemaría Escrivá talked to groups of people from many varied backgrounds, to transmit to them the Spirit of God. In his preaching, there was a specific way which was very characteristic of him: family-like conversation in which all manner of topics come up: spiritual matters, points of history, comments on recent events etc.
Between 1967 and 1975, St. Josemaría made a revision of the notes taken of some of his preaching. The title, In Dialogue with the Lord, expresses the content and the purpose of that catechesis: to help readers to do personal prayer, to talk with Jesus face to face.
St. Josemaría enlightened minds, enkindled hearts, filling them with strength and with deep joy in the endeavor to give glory to God and to work for the salvation of souls.
St. Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro, Spain on January 9th 1902. He was ordained to the priesthood at the age of 23 and at the age of 26, by divine inspiration founded Opus Dei. Through his apostolic endeavors, a path within the Church was being broadened and deepened. He promoted among people of all social classes, the search for holiness and the practice of evangelization, through the sanctification of ordinary work, in the midst of the world and without changing one's state in life. On June 26th 1975, St. Josemaría died unexpectedly in Rome in the room where he worked.
Among his published works, are the following books of spirituality: The Way, Holy Rosary, Christ is passing by, Friends of God, The way of the Cross, Furrow, The Forge, and In Love with the Church.
St. John Paul the Great had this to say about St. Josemaría:
"St. Josemaría was chosen by the Lord to announce the universal call to holiness and to point out that daily life and ordinary activities are a path to holiness. One could say that he was the saint of ordinary life."