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Struggling for holiness


At the beginning of another year we use texts of Scripture and St Josemaria Escriva to pray about what our goals and resolutions ought to be, especially that most important goal of eternal life with God in heaven. We consider:

  • The very reason for our existence is to know, love and serve God on earth in order to be happy with him in heaven.
  • We don’t know how long God has given us to live on this earth and therefore we must struggle to be ready to meet him every day.
  • Many souls depend on the life of each of us.
  • Holiness is a struggle, a battle, against the world, the flesh and the devil.
  • Athletes discipline themselves and train hard to win a crown that fades, whereas ours is imperishable: eternal life.

Blessed the pure of heart

Everyone has to struggle to live chastity, whether in the married or the single state. In this meditation we consider the importance of this virtue and how to live it better, so that we can be beacons of light to our generation.



Meditation on spiritual struggle

We all want to be happy, not only here on earth but especially in heaven. And we want to have a positive influence on others, especially those closest to us. In order to achieve this we must struggle to draw ever closer to God, to grow in holiness. In this meditation we consider the importance of our spiritual struggle and how to go about it.

Meditation on spiritual guidance

We are all called to holiness so that we may love God to the full and be happy both here and hereafter. For this we benefit greatly by having a spiritual guide, a spiritual director, to assist us. This meditation deals with this important topic. Click on the link below.