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March 28: Josemaria ordained a priest

On March 28, 1925, aged 23, St Josemaria was ordained in St Charles' Church, Saragossa, Spain. He offered his first Mass for the soul of his father, who had died 4 months before. From that day on, his life revolved around celebrating the Eucharist and [...]
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Making others happy

Our Lord is on the Cross saying, “I am suffering so that men, who are my brothers, may be happy, not only in Heaven, but also – as far as possible – on earth, if they really embrace the most Holy Will of my heavenly [...]
Tags: Joy, Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Priestly soul
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A real passion for making Jesus Christ known

St Josemaria recalled that God’s children have to have a “priestly soul”, meaning we have to try and grow our friendship with Jesus Christ and follow his example. We have, he said, to aim to bring other people to God, and turn the whole of [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Madrid, Priesthood, Priestly soul, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva
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St Josemaria’s final moments

On Wednesday, June 25, there was a family celebration of the anniversary of the ordination of the first three priests. “Chiqui” was already in heaven; the other two, Don Alvaro and Father Jose Luis Muzquiz, were still on earth. The founder had remembered all three [...]
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February 14: A new anniversary

"February 14, 1930 and 1943: Historic dates for Opus Dei"An historical account of A. Vazquez de PradaSpeaking about the paradoxes of the founding, saint Josemaría would say one day: “The foundation of Opus Dei happened without me; the women’s branch, against my personal opinion; and [...]
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February 14: Surprised and delighted. A new anniversary

"February 14, 1930 and 1943: Historic dates for Opus Dei"An historical account of A. Vazquez de PradaSpeaking about the paradoxes of the founding, saint Josemaría would say one day: “The foundation of Opus Dei happened without me; the women’s branch, against my personal opinion; and [...]
Tags: February 14 , Founding of Opus Dei, Opus Dei, Priesthood, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Priestly soul, Women
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I'm Short of Time

A doctor asks St Josemaria Escriva: “Some days our work leaves us no time for anything else. How can we keep sanctifying ourselves and manage our homes?”
Tags: Family and work, Prayer, Plan of life, Work, Interior life, Priestly soul