Holiness for Everyone

As this week’s Spiritual Tool, we recommend Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva by Eric Sammons.

God intends nothing less than sainthood for you!

The early Church held that all believers could achieve holiness. Over time, this conviction was largely forgotten. Sainthood seemed to be an honor only intended for a select few among the priests and religious.

Eric Sammons, in this marvelous book, tells how twentieth century Spanish priest and canonized saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, recovered the message of the universal call to holiness. Declared the saint of ordinary life by Pope John Paul II, St. Josemaria developed a spirituality directed toward the sanctity of every man and woman. His legacy is the belief that each of us can, by God’s grace, achieve holiness through the course of our ordinary life and work.

The heart of this practical guide to the spiritual life is a detailed examination of the steps in St. Josemaria’s thoughtful plan for building a saintly life in spite of your hectic work and home life in a world filled with distractions and temptations. He has a series of habits and practices very close to what we have presented on today’s program.

In his foreward to this book, Dr. Scott Hahn says, “Eric Sammons shows that St. Josemaria has recovered the most powerful truth of classic Christianity and restated it in a way that is compelling for men and women of our time.”

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