Welcome to Catholics Striving for Holiness!

You shall be holy; for I the Lord your God am holy (Lev 19:2).”Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect ( Mt 5:48).” “For this is the will of God, your sanctification (1Thes 4:3).”

The above passages of the Sacred Scriptures are eloquent enough to remind us of what the Triune God wills for each one of us in our earthly pilgrimage.
This page offers Catholic spiritual resources, posts and advice aimed at helping all Catholics who are striving to respond generously to God’s universal call to Holiness, as proclaimed by the Second Vatican Council in its Conciliar document, Lumen gentium, n. 39-42. In this document, we are reminded that:

All the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status, are called to the fullness of the Christian life and to the perfection of charity; by this holiness as such a more human manner of living is promoted in this earthly society. In order that the faithful may reach this perfection, they must use their strength accordingly as they have received it, as a gift from Christ. They must follow in His footsteps and conform themselves to His image seeking the will of the Father in all things. They must devote themselves with all their being to the glory of God and the service of their neighbor. In this way, the holiness of the People of God will grow into an abundant harvest of good, as is admirably shown by the life of so many saints in Church history (n. 40).
Moreover, it states that “all Christ’s faithful, whatever be the conditions, duties, and circumstances of their lives—and indeed through all these, will daily increase in holiness, if they receive all things with faith from the hand of their heavenly Father and if they cooperate with the divine will. In this temporal service, they will manifest to all men the love with which God loved the world. (n. 41).
And finally, “all the faithful of Christ are invited to strive for the holiness and perfection of their own proper state. Indeed they have an obligation to so strive. Let all then have care that they guide aright their own deepest sentiments of their soul (n. 42).”

We hope that our posts  -and prayers-  may help you in your daily struggle to strive for holiness, which is nothing but, as St. Josemaria, the founder of Opus Dei said, the “fullness of charity“,  the plenitude of our identification, as children of God, with the Only-Begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, through the action of the Holy Spirit and our personal correspondence. May God bless you and your family through the intercession of Our Mother Mary and St. Joseph!

Please do us the kind favor of liking our Facebook page so we could reach and help more people. Thanks and God bless!


2008 Londres

Fr. Rolando Arjonillo, priest of Opus Dei.


-Doctor of Sacred Theology (Summa cum laude), Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain).  Doctoral Thesis awarded Premio Extraordinario nº 1 (1996).
-University of the Philippines, College of Medicine, 1986-1990. Completed Medicine Proper (4yrs). Belongs to UPCM Batch 1991. Left during internship (1991) to pursue theological studies at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. God comes first 🙂
-University of the Philippines, Diliman, BS Biology’86 (cum laude).
-Taught Fundamental Moral Theology for 4 years (1997-2001) at the
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome). Published some books and articles on marriage and Moral Theology.
-At present works as a Chaplain in Colegio Attendis Adharaz (Seville, Spain) and simultaneously attends to various pastoral activities of Opus Dei for married couples and youth as well in Seville, Spain.



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    1. I love u Fr. Rolan! Naging sakristan po ako from grade school to high school dhil po aming bahay sa probinsya ay katabi lng po ng simhahan kya halos dun na po umiikot ang oras ko sa maghapon. At sa totoo lng po Fr ay gustong gusto ko pong kasakasama ng pari. Nami miss ko nga po ung mga ganung memories eh. Pero ngaun po Fr ay isa po akong PREX member. Sumali po ako d2 pra lalong lumalim at lumago ang buhay pananampalataya ky Kristo Hesus at hihilingin ko po sna sa inyo Fr Rolan na isama nyo po sna ako at ng aking pamilya at mga kaibigan sa inyong mga panalangin. Marami pong salamat. God bless po.


    2. Hi po father Roland maraming salamat po sa pag accept nyo sa fb at sana po lage po ako kasama sa panalangin nyo araw araw at ang pamilya ko kasalukoyan ngaun po ay d2 ako sa saudi Arabia nag work bilang domestic helper at ma2longan ko ang pamilya maraming salamat po father Roland god bless you. Sent


    3. Amen…Thankyou Padre for the enlightenment n for strengthening my faith.
      May you be blessed always as you continue to serve Him faithfully..


  1. Hello Father – thank you for your post on the top 10 quotes of Pope Francis on Families. We are meeting this evening for a book club for couples using “Family Virutes: A Guide to Effective Parenting” by Jose Martin … I just googled “quotes on the family by Pope Francis” and happened upon your site. Divine Providence! God is good! We wanted to share with these couples some words of encouragement as we embark on this book and as we all continue together on this great adventure of raising families of virtue. Thank you for your vocation —- Blessings! The Pelletiers

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    1. Hi, William! Thanks for your desire to join the group. Nevertheless, it is just a virtual apostolic initiative to help all Catholics willing to strive for holiness. In case you want to know more, you may consult http://www.opusdei.org and click on the corresponding country where you live and request for a contact. Have a Blessed 2016 to you and your family! God bless!


    1. Thanks for your desire to join the group, Jose Joseph. Nevertheless, it is just a virtual apostolic initiative to help all Catholics willing to strive for holiness. In case you want to know more, you may consult http://www.opusdei.org and click on the corresponding country where you live and request for a contact. Have a Blessed 2016 to you and your family! God bless!


  2. Thank you Father RollyArjonillo for the latest posts in the page,I love them all,I have a friend ,who is a Pasionist Priest,and he is in Madrid now,I would like to send it some of these themes,but He does not have FB,what can I do?Thank you again you are doing a wonderful work with this blessings pages.Thanks again and God keep you in the Palm of His hand,I love Father Jose Maria Escriba de Balaguer!Amen and Amen!


  3. Please my Dear Father my Facebook account is removed and try to contact you . I comment on your website and leave my e-mail address and message but I am not sure if you receive it. It’s Israel Odeleya. I am extremely sad and need your help dear father. My e-mail add is below.God bless you my dear father


  4. I’ve just known about this page but am really thrilled and grateful to Fr. Rolly for this information being passed on.
    Most of this information is unknown to most us, I therefore call whoever logs on here to circulate and popularise this page.
    well done Fr. Rolly. May God continue to bless you as we all struggle for holiness.


  5. Thanks father for all the inspiring messages and articles that will truly help us strive for holiness. God bless you always!


  6. Father,you are really an instrument of the Lord because of the many nourishment advices and teachings that I have read from your website first may the Lord give you along life and good health to keep on teaching us such wonderful theological teachings of our Catholic church .

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  7. Deo gratias. I have already invited my friends to this holiness pilgrimage of
    ours. Thank you Father, for initiating this relevant & truthful medium. Please include me in the list of subscribers( my name is missing though those of my friends’ appear already). Shalom.

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  8. Pax et Bonum!
    May you always guide us with the light of truth from our Loving God especially these days wherein the One and True Church founded by Our Lord Himself is suffering from a deep crisis of faith! Thank you po for being there! God bless you! Shalom!


  9. I’m Maria from canada and avid reader of your postings and would like to read about our Lady of Fatima’s the 3rd secret which have not clearly publish by the Pope and the our Lady’s request to consecrate Russia to Her Immaculete Heart by the Holy Pontiff together with all the Bishop and faithfuls, to obtain world peace.
    Our Lady’s request have not been done since she appeared in Fatima in 1917 we always pray the Holy Rosary for our Lady’s wishes. It’s almost a century old now and we know we are in trouble if her request is not been done by the Pope and the Bishops of the Catholic Church.
    How do we response to our Holy Mother”s request in our own simple way thru praying the holy rosary, and asking the Holy Father Pope Francis to follow our Mother’swishes.
    Let us pray together with our holding hands to ask the Holy Father to hear our cries for Fatima’s request we asked these in Jésus Holy Name Amen


  10. PRAISE THE LORD! I like the page and posts.My brethren,may you pray for me,i have a challenge from sickness.My mother has a wound which has failed to heal for 3years. This has teased my faith.


  11. Thank you for inviting me to like your page. To start with I pray Father that Abba Father continues to bless you n your endeavours to strive for holiness n Mama Mary guide n watch over you n each soul you bring to Her Son Jesus for His Glory to glorify our Heavenly Father. Amen. May the Holy Spirit be your Inspirer eternally. Amen. May d Heavenly court intercede n bless you to help many souls attain holiness required in accordance with His Will. Amen.


  12. Pl include me in yr fb page n send me your posts which were very enlightening n educative too. Thank you Rev Fr. ,,, n God bless. May you be blessed abundantly n constantly from our Abba Father n His Heavenly Court to help all mankind to attain their holiness.


    1. Thank you very much to have me join your page. I’m blessed and know what I’ll learn from here will deepen and strengthen my faith as a catholic.

      Be blessed always…


  13. Thank you for this site…. It makes me inform more about my faith . Thank you father … I love the teaching po ng Opus Dei … I have a friend she brought me sa tomb ni Jose Escriba in Rome . I felt fortunate to touch the tomb of the founder. Thank you for inviting me. My prayers!


  14. I have received so much spiritual inspiration from your site. I am so glad that a friend directed me here. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful thoughts. God bless you, Father.


  15. Dear Fr. Rolly, Thank you so much to the beautiful, informative & inspiring Facebook page.I love reading your post, I also shared to my friends. For unknown reason, no like or comment shown in your Facebook page to my Facebook, so I just share them. May you continue to inspires us ! GodBless you Father.

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  16. Laudetur Iesus Christus,
    It’s a pity that I found this page now not earlier :/

    Nevertheless good to be here. I found this page because i am trying to promote international retreat for entrepreneurs, businessman, managers and startupers.

    Retreat will be held from 10th to 14th September 2017 in Rome.
    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke will join our international retreat. Abp Konrad Krajewski (Almoner of His Holiness) is willing to join our retreat – we are just waiting for his availability.
    More info can be found under this link: http://www.startupwithmax.com/max-retreat-in-rome/

    A Patron of retreat is St. Maximilian Kolbe. Within Start Up With Max initiative we are trying to announce St. Maximilian a patron of all entrepreneurs and startupers. Recent news can be found here: http://www.startupwithmax.com/news

    Please share this info among your supporters/contacts – on this page and FB fan page.
    God bless 🙂


  17. No comment but only l want to know how to pray where when whenever tempted , angered ,lonely feeling rejected,accused falsely all that bad moods driven l want God near me with me please help me


  18. Prayer Request:

    Please pray for the conversion of Eric McDonald to true faith and hope in Jesus Christ!!!

    “O Most Holy Trinity I appeal to you-Have mercy upon me.Please forgive me of my many sins and cleans of guilt through the Precious Blood of Jesus.
    I believe in God My Father,I believe in Jesus Christ My Divine Redeemer and Savior and I believe in The Holy Ghost.
    Most Holy Trinity, I appeal to you for mercy upon Eric McDonald by the Body, Blood, soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Jesus died for Eric.Jesus shed his Precious Blood for Eric.May through the birth, life, teachings,miracles , and death of Jesus Christ Eric find salvation and a faith and hope.Bless Eric this day grant him peace. Please draw him to Jesus Christ so he will learn and grow in faith-Save him in the name of Jesus Christ Amen”

    May Jesus open his eyes-

    “May Jesus in his compassion guide Eric McDonald to the pathways of salvation.May Jesus in his love bless and protect the soul of Eric McDonald.May Jesus the Divine healer, heal Eric in spirit, soul, and body. May Jesus The Divine Redeemer redeem Eric from this world and the devil.May Christ The Savior Save Eric and bring to His holy Kingdom in the name of Jesus Christ Amen!!!”


  19. Hi Fr Rolan. Regular “fan” of yours from US. Laly and I are visiting our sixth child here in Herzogenrath Germany. Nap will be turning 82 tomorrow, Feast of the Assumption of the BVM, our mother dearest. Thank you Lord Jesus for all the benefits and blessings given me and my family. We’ll be on pilgrimage to Rome 19 to 22 Aug. Please include our intentions in your prayers. Praying for your successful apostolate. God bless, Fr Rolan!


  20. Prayer Request:

    Please pray for Eric McDonald-Please pray for his conversion and for the salvation of his soul.Pray that Christ The King will have mercy upon him and save him.May Jesus in his compassion guide Eric McDonald to the pathways of salvation!

    “O Mary, Mother of Mercy, have mercy upon Eric McDonald.Please look upon him with compassion and pity.Please reveal your Motherly Love to Eric. Please bring Eric to Jesus. Pray to Jesus for Eric-plead the Precious Blood of Jesus over Eric’s soul.May this Holy Blood heal and renew his soul.
    Please pray for Eric’s conversion and salvation.
    May Eric have all the grace that he needs in time and eternity in the name of Jesus Christ…Amen!!!”


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