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Masses in honor of Saint Josemaria

This year you can visit the Opus Dei website relevant to your country to get information on masses being celebrated for Saint Josemaria's feast day.
Tags: June 26, Holy Mass, Josemaria Escriva

Pope Francis names Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz prelate of Opus Dei

Yesterday evening, Pope Francis has named Msgr Fernando Ocáriz Braña prelate of Opus Dei. The Holy Father confirmed the election of the third elective congress of the prelature in the same day. With this appointment, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, who until now has been Auxiliary Vicar of [...]
Tags: Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei, Opus Dei prelate, Opus Dei prelature, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis

Living Mercy

The Pope’s audiences are specially dedicated to the Year of Mercy. On June 30, he recalled that “It is one thing to speak of mercy, and it is another to live mercy. Paraphrasing the words of St James the Apostle (cf. 2:14-17), we could say: [...]
Tags: Friendship, Understanding, Solidarity, Josemaria Escriva

The Tweetable Saint

We offer excerpts from an article published by Real Clear Religion entitled "The Tweetable Saint". Read complete article here by Jerome Joseph Day I have a confession to make: I once poked fun of a saint. Back in my graduate school days, as a layman, I worked as [...]
Tags: The Way, Opus Dei, US, Josemaria Escriva, twitter

The Family Impact

Since 1968, UNIV has offered a profound experience to roughly 3000 young people each year, encouraging their ideas to come to life and grow, all in the context of Rome’s cultural, spiritual and artistic heritage. Year after year, our students come together and listen to leaders [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Solidarity, University, family, Josemaria Escriva

Holiness in the Middle of the World

Video. “We find God there in our daily lives,” says St Josemaria in this video compilation, made up of clips of different people who are seeking holiness in the middle of the world.
Tags: October 2, 1928, Opus Dei, Holiness, October 6, Josemaria Escriva

The Story of Strathmore University

Video. Strathmore College in Kenya was started in 1961, right around the time that Kenya was becoming independent. St. Josemaria encouraged those who were starting the university to resist racial tensions, and insisted that they start an inter-racial school. As he liked to put it, [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Education, Formation, University, school, development, enterprise, equality, lay, lay mentality, Video-clip, Kenya, Josemaria Escriva, first members, Video, Character, Christians in the middle of the world, Africa

The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy

A homily given by St Josemaria on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, on August 15, 1961. Published in Christ is passing by. Download pdf. “Today, in union with the whole Church, we celebrate the triumph of the Mother, Daughter and Spouse of God. And [...]
Tags: Christ Is Passing By, Homily, Josemaria Escriva

St. Josemaria Talks About Torreciudad

Video. 2015 marks the 40th anniversay of the inauguation of the Shrine at Torreciudad, which opened in July 1975. In 1972, St. Josemaria spoke about the construction of this Marian shrine, during a large get-together in Barcelona.
Tags: Our Lady, Devotion, Torreciudad, Sanctuary of Our Lady, Josemaria Escriva, Sacrament of Confirmation

The Saints Change the Course of History

We offer some excerpts of the homily of Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, on the feast of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, given on June 20, 2015, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. Read the completed text. Jesus goes into the world of work to call his first [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, Divine sonship, Grace, Church, Holiness, Work, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation, Evangelization, US, Josemaria Escriva