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Our Lives In His Hands
By Olga Marlin
One of the young men who accompanied St. Josemaría Escrivá on his escape to freedom during the Spanish Civil War was Tomás Alvira. He wished to follow the founder of Opus Dei in a life of apostolic dedication, but as a married, rather than a single, person. St. Josemaría advised him to wait and, at the right time, he could become part of Opus Dei as well as be a family man with wife and children, which happened within 10 years. This is the story of the life and adventures of Tomás and his wife Paquita, who raised a large family and whose cause of holiness is now progressing through the approval process of the Catholic Church
Evangelizing Our Children with Joy
By Mary Cooney
Ask any child what they want to be in life, and they'll tell you they want to be great.
The problem for parents is how to build on these natural, God-given aspirations to raise happy, healthy kids. Kids who'll go on to become happy healthy adults.
"Our children are destined for greatness, each and every one of them. But let us not confuse fame with greatness," says Mary Cooney, the author of "Evangelizing Our Children with Joy."
"All of our children, whether they lead ordinary or extraordinary lives, are called to exemplary virtue, generous sacrifice, courageous heroism, and above all, deep, enduring love. They are called to be saints."
With an energizing zeal and drive, Mary shares with us the wisdom that has come from the highs and lows of parenthood, intermingled with the inspiration she has received through prayer and the Bible.
From the virtues of mercy, kindness, and patience-virtues abundantly needed in the family setting-to the riches of the sacramental life, Mary shows us how to teach our children that the path to living an extraordinary life is found through ordinary actions and habits of everyday living.