Documentation

Testimonies

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Jose Maria Bueno Monreal, Santos Moro et al. Testimonies on Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei (ed. Benito Badrinas), Manila: Sinag-Tala, 1992.
Accounts written after St Josemaria’s death by Spanish ecclesiastics who had known him for many years. As such they were privileged witnesses of the way in which he practiced the Christian virtues and, in particular, of one of the characteristic traits of his personality: love for the Church with all the strength of his priestly soul.

Flavio Capucci. Favors of Saint Josemaria Escriva, Princeton: Scepter, 2004.
Factual first-person accounts of all kinds of favors – spiritual, medical, financial, emotional and others – received by people who invoked the intercession of St Josemaria Escriva.

Pedro Casciaro. Dream and your Dreams will Fall Short, Princeton: Scepter, 1998.
Pedro Casciaro was one of the earliest members of Opus Dei, joining in 1935 at the age of 20. He lived beside the founder during the difficult years of the Spanish civil war and was ordained in 1946. He became one of St. Josemaria’s most trusted aides in the worldwide development of Opus Dei. In this book Fr. Casciaro presents his personal recollections of Opus Dei’s founder over forty years.

Jose Maria Casciaro. It is Worth While: three years with the Founder of Opus Dei 1939-1942, Princeton: Scepter, 1999.
Casciaro highlights how an adolescent saw the spirit of Opus Dei being practiced among the first handful of members. This eye-witness account is both a lively story and invaluable source material for those interested in the early history of Opus Dei.

Cesare Cavalleri and Alvaro del Portillo. Immersed in God. Dublin: Four Courts Press / Princeton: Scepter, 1996.
In a wide-ranging interview Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, St Josemaria’s closest associate for forty years, described his extraordinary personality, illustrating his account with incidents of his life in Spain and in Rome, obstacles he encountered in establishing Opus Dei, and flashes of his intense life of prayer and apostolate.