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St Josemaria Escriva, teacher

Pablo Pérez López

An article on the classes of ethics and professional morality given by St Josemaria as part of the official journalism course in Madrid, 1940-1941. Tags: Education, Job, Communication

St Josemaria and education

St Josemaria’s vision of education, in theory and in practice, is the subject of an article recently published in the academic journal International Studies in Catholic Education. Everyone’s need for access to education was something he felt deeply, stemming from his zeal for souls and his conviction that, in our Lord’s words, “The truth will make you free”. Tags: Education

Development Strategies Inspired by St. Josemaría

Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas

Development is a multi-faceted word that is shared by academics and social scientists, on one hand, and policy makers and program implementors on the other. The purpose of this paper is to present the concrete examples of initiatives for attaining authentic human development all over the world that have been inspired by the teachings of St. Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei. Tags: Solidarity, development, Society, Philippines

A faithful man

Msgr. Javier Echevarria

Alvaro del Portillo, St Josemaría’s first successor at the head of Opus Dei, was born March 11, 1914. A “good and faithful servant” – words of Jesus Christ in the Gospel, that Pope John Paul II applied to Bishop Alvaro del Portillo. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faith, Faithfulness, Javier Echevarria

Pray that I become a soul of prayer

On June 14 2012 Bishop Javier Echevarria celebrates his 80th birthday. He first met St Josemaria when he was 16, on November 2, 1948. On the eve of that date, recalling the Opus Dei founder recently, asks the faithful and cooperators of Opus Dei: I ask you to pray for me: how I need it! Tags: Joy, Contrition, Javier Echevarria, Prayer

Booklist about marriage and the family

A list of books on marriage and the family from the Christian perspective. Enormously helpful resources for married people, those preparing for marriage, and anyone involved in guidance and counselling. Tags: books, Marriage, family

Metro Achievement Center: A Legacy of St. Josemaría

M. Sharon Hefferan

Guided by St. Josemaría Escrivá’s passion for social development and the education of youth, the Metro Achievement Center opened its doors twenty-five years ago in the heart of Chicago’s inner city. Metro is one example among many social initiatives inspired by Opus Dei throughout the world. Tags: Education, Youth, Solidarity, Society, US, Metro

Fraternal correction, a help along the path to holiness

Juan Alonso

Fraternal correction is an admonishment given by a Christian to his or her neighbor that helps us to know our defects, since otherwise these may often be hidden from us by our own limitations, or disguised by our self-love. Benedict XVI recalled the importance of this act during Lent. Tags: Charity, defects, Sincerity

"Hide and disappear": the Biblical basis

José María Casciaro

St Josemaria cultivated the attitude of hiding and disappearing till it became second nature to him. He saw that Opus Dei is “God’s” and needed to be accepted as such by the people he spoke to about it. Where did he learn this way of life? This is the subject of a study by the late Fr Jose Maria Casciaro. Tags: The Way, Gospel, Humility, Jesus Christ

10 Questions about the St. Josemaria Institute

The St. Josemaria Institute was founded in the United States in 2006 to help people discover and explore the life and teachings of St. Josemaria, the “patron saint of ordinary life”, who has become a spiritual guide for thousands of people around the world. Elia Rivera began working as Director of the St Josemaria Institute (www.stjosemaria.org) in February 2011. Here she answers questions about the Institute’s work and aims. Tags: Opus Dei, US, Josemaria Escriva