Msgr. Kevin Manning, Bishop of the Diocesis of Parramatta (Australia) has published an article about the canonization of Josemaria Escriva in the monthly newspaper Catholic Outlook. He relates the canonization to the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The Council underlined the universal call [...]
Tags: Canonization, Jesus Christ, Holiness, Ordinary life
Four Jubilee years fell within St Josemaria’s lifetime. Bishop Javier Echevarria witnessed his approach to the last two, and saw how he passed on his own devotion to those around him. “He asked me to pray with a lot of faith, especially in St. Peter’s, [...]
Tags: Joy, Hope, Holiness
In an article, Cardinal Paul Shan, S.J., bishop of Kaohsiung and Taiwan's first cardinal, described Josemaria Escriva as a friend of young people and a man who loved the Church.
The founder of Opus Dei is a true friend of young people. He has always manifested [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Youth, Holiness, Vocation
The goal which I propose to you – better still the goal that God sets for you - is holiness. This message of saint Josemaria came to Africa almost 50 years ago. The following article highlights the reception of saint Josemaria’s message as something personal, [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Responsibility, Holiness, Solidarity
As John Paul II told those present at St Josemaria’s canonization, the Founder of Opus Dei “was chosen by the Lord to proclaim the universal call to holiness and to indicate that everyday life, its customary activities, are a path towards holiness. It could be [...]
Tags: Holiness, Ordinary life
St John’s Apocalypse, which tells us of so many terrible events both past and future, also opens up Heaven upon the earth and shows us that God still holds the world in his hands. However great the power of evil, God’s victory is assured in [...]
Tags: Ratzinger, Holiness
A letter written to the Pope by El Salvadorean Bishop Oscar Romero on July 12, 1975, requesting the opening of a cause for St Josemaria’s canonization. Bishop Romero was killed while celebrating Holy Mass in 1980.
"Most Blessed Father,
I regard the still-recent day of the death [...]
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Holiness
"In the twentieth century, we have witnessed a clarification of the role of the ordinary Christian in the Church". According to an article published in L’Osservatore Romano, Navarro Valls affirms that since the foundation of Opus Dei in 1928, Josemaria Escriva's contribution to this new [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Holiness, Work, Vocation
- Card. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna (Vienna Cathedral, January 9, 2002)
“God has given man the power to shape reality. Blessed Josemaria took this fundamental message to task: work, understood not only as a means of self-fulfillment, but also of sanctity”.
Tags: Canonization, Church, Holiness