User talk:Evandro Bacarin

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Bio needed

Hello Evandro,

You joined CZ during a short time when we allowed people to register themselves. You never created a bio at the time. Having a bio with a small bit of info about your education and interests is an absolute requirement of participation. See CZ:User Pages. Please create a bio for yourself at User:Evandro Bacarin before you edit further. Thanks. --Larry Sanger 19:01, 10 January 2009 (UTC) (Editor-in-Chief)

Thanks for adding the bio, and thanks for returning and for getting to work. As to Opus Dei's Spirituality, looks interesting, but I think a lot of the "draft" work could be put on a talk page; we usually save the article itself for more finished work. --Larry Sanger 20:33, 18 January 2009 (UTC)


I add some remarks about I am plaining to write in this article

(HOW THOSE virtues contribute to Divine Filiation and Unity of life?)

How beautiful is our Catholic faith! It provides a solution for all our anxieties, calms our minds and fills our hearts with hope. (The Way, 582)

God is the same as always. It is men of faith that are needed: and then, there will be a renewal of the wonders we read of in the Gospel.

Ecce non est abbreviata manus Domini, God's arm, his power, has not grown weaker! (The Way, 586)

Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ's promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit (Catechism, 1817). This virtue helps Opus Dei's members to keep their serenity and confidence in God even in hard situations, for they believe that whatever would happen would be allowed by God to increase their love, freedom and happiness. God is a loving Father that would not allow anything that would not contribute to the eternal happiness of His sons. (cite St. Paul - Omnia in Bonum)

Detachment is the way OD's members live hope. Insert examples of detachment, concerning money, time, self-image

(The same for hope)

Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God. (Catechism, 1822)

An Opus Dei member believes that God has created any human being out of love. Thus, the only answer a man or a woman to God would be also love. (- St. John - God loved us first)(cite The way, love by love)

- how a OD member love God: small things, norms, contrition - how a OD member loves other human beings: struggle against selfishness, acts of service, apostolate - hierarchy of love: God, others, me

Let your heart overflow in effusions of Love and gratitude as you consider how God's grace each day saves you from the snares that the enemy has set in your path. (The Way, 434)

'Timor Domini sanctus. The fear of God is holy.' Fear which is the veneration of a son for his Father; never a servile fear, for your Father-God is not a tyrant. (The Way, 435)

When you have finished your work, do your brother's, helping him, for Christ's sake, so tactfully and so naturally that no one — not even he — will realise that you are doing more than what in justice you ought. (The Way, 440)

Don't make negative criticism: if you can't praise, say nothing. (The Way, 443)

This, indeed, is virtue befitting a son of God!

(What are the theological virtues? how a Opus Dei member is invited to live the theological virtues? Is is different from other people? ) (Catechism:

SEC2 Cardinal Virtues

SEC2 Evangelical counsels

(What are the evangelical counsels? how is a OD member invited to live the counsels? Is is similar to

people of consecrated life? How?)

(The Code of Canon Law, canons 599-601)