Tonight the Ordinary Lovely Facebook page goes live! Sounds exciting and official, right? Even though I can't promise lights, confetti, and champagne, I would like to invite you to join me there. "Like" me, if you will :)
I thought there was no better way to kick off this new facet of the blog, than to invite you to join me in the Novena to St. Josemaria Escriva. It starts today, June 17th and concludes on his feast day, June 26. Josemaria is one of my favorite saints because his message is one of holiness for everyone: sanctification in our everyday lives - in our work and in our rest, in our prayer and in our leisure time. Every moment, every task, every enjoyment - the "small realities" that make up our days - are opportunities to glorify God and sanctify ourselves. I've got a lot of ordinary happening here in this life of mine. St. Josemaria's words encourage me to see my ordinary life as the specially-selected circumstances God has chosen for me to work within to obtain holiness.
I hope you'll hang out with me on Facebook and begin this Novena with me! The daily Novena prayers are posted at the St. Josemaria Institute Facebook page. See you there!