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Een dag als vandaag

13 jan. 1902 vertalen

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Josemaría was baptized in Barbastro on this date. He had a permanent memorial of that day in his house in Rome, because in 1957 the Cathedral Chapter and Bishop of Barbastro presented him with the stones of the baptismal font. Duly restored, the font was placed by the entrance to Our Lady of Peace, now the Church of the Prelature of Opus Dei, as a holy-water font. As he passed it he would often remark, “It was here that they made me a Christian.” He loved to recall his baptism and to meditate on receiving the gift of faith and the first presence in his soul of the Holy Spirit, who began to carry out his sanctifying work in a mysterious but effective way.
De heilige Jozefmaria schreef in De Smidse, 264: Toen Hij je bij het doopsel in de Kerk opnam, heeft de Heer je ziel getekend met een eeuwigdurend merkteken. Je bent een kind van God. Vergeet dat niet.