This is an English translation of Tra le braccia del Padre.
The author, Fr. Andrea Mardegan, draws upon the rich spiritual writings of St. Josemaria Escriva to illustrate how divine filiation, which is the center of the spiritual life and the source of Christian joy, consists of an intimate relationship between each member of the faithful and God the Father through Jesus Christ. In these mediations, the reader is drawn in the contemplation that God is always with him or her, watching over his children with infinite love and mercy. Through prayer, this awareness of divine filiation grows inside, transforming the reader into a child of God in the very image of Christ.
St. Josemaria Escriva was born in Spain in 1902 and was ordained a priest in 1926. In 1928, he received the divine inspiration to found Opus Dei, a Catholic organization of lay people and priests who try to grow close to God through their ordinary lives. St. Josemaria died in 1975 and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002.