Saint Josemaría Escrivá is known as the great everyday saint.

His spirituality seeks to love God and sanctify oneself and others through the ordinary activities of life.

He shows us that it is not necessary to enter religious life or be inside a church to pray, talk to God, and carry out His will. Every time and place is an opportunity to do so.

Check out the precious advice he gives us to live the ordinary in a supernatural way!

The Everyday Saint: 7 tips from Saint Josemaría Escrivá to sanctify your day

"Get used to lifting your heart to God, in acts of thanksgiving, many times a day. Because he gives you this and that. Because you have been despised. Because you haven't what you need or because you have.

Because he made his Mother so beautiful, his Mother who is also your Mother. Because he created the sun and the moon and this animal and that plant. Because he made that man eloquent and you he left tongue-tied..."

"Thank him for everything, because everything is good."
"An hour of study, for a modern apostle, is an hour of prayer."
"Add a supernatural motive to your ordinary work and you will have sanctified it."
"Do everything for Love. Thus there will be no little things: everything will be big. Perseverance in little things for Love is heroism."
"Let me stress this point: it is in the simplicity of your ordinary work, in the monotonous details of each day, that you have to find the secret, which is hidden from so many, of something great and new: Love."
"As a Christian, you should always carry your Crucifix with you, and place it on your work table. And kiss him before giving yourself to rest and waking up."
"Place an image of Our Lady on your work table, in your room, in your wallet... It will catch up with you – I guarantee it! – the necessary strength to make your occupation a loving dialogue with God."

Saint Josemaría Escrivá, pray for us!

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