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Everyday Holiness: The Life of Fr. Joseph Muzquiz

July 5, 2016

Tags: Canonization, US, Opus Dei members
Father Muzquiz is the priest who began Opus Dei in the United States. His cause of canonization opened in Boston in June 2011.

Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley said that “we are blessed that the cause of sainthood for Father Joseph Muzquiz, the priest who brought Opus Dei to the United States, is taking place here in the Archdiocese of Boston. Father Muzquiz showed us that the virtue of everyday heroism can be achieved by all people of good faith who open their heart and soul to the gift of God’s graces. This wonderful documentary chronicles Father Muzquiz’s holy and productive life. I pray that it will inspire many people to seek God in their lives.”

Opus Dei - Through numerous interviews with people who knew Father Muzquiz and worked with him, the film documents his youth in pre-civil war Spain, his encounter as a student with St. Josemaría, his work as a professional engineer, his ordination as one of the first three priests of Opus Dei, and the years of intense activity that laid the foundation for Opus Dei’s work in the United States, Canada, Japan and Switzerland.

The film also explores the revolutionary message he received from St. Josemaría—that all people are called to intimacy with Christ, and that we can encounter God in our work and everyday activities.