Josemaria Escriva. Founder of Opus Dei - News Information on books published on the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, and devotion to St Josemaria. New books and DVDs on St Josemaria and Opus Dei. <![CDATA[The St Josemaria website is being joined to]]> As of January 9, 2018, there will be a new version of the official website of St Josemaria.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Pope Francis names Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz prelate of Opus Dei]]> Yesterday evening, Pope Francis named Monsignor 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.]]> <![CDATA[Isidoro is declared venerable]]> On December 21st, Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of a decree declaring the heroic virtues of Isidoro Zorzano.]]> <![CDATA[Bishop Javier Echevarria has passed away]]> The Prelate of Opus Dei, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Rome time, on December 12th, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.]]> <![CDATA[Everyday Holiness: The Life of Fr. Joseph Muzquiz]]> On February 17, 1949, Fr. Joseph Muzquiz, a young Spanish priest, arrived in Chicago to start Opus Dei’s activities in the United States. His cause of canonization was opened in Boston in 2011. ]]> <![CDATA[St Josemaria Official Twitter Account]]> @St_Josemaria is the Official account of St Josemaria ]]> <![CDATA[Pope Francis: If the Jubilee doesn’t touch your pocket it isn’t a true Jubilee]]> Lent is a time especially focused on works of charity and penance, and this Lent comes in the Year of Mercy. In his Ash Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged us to share what we have. “It is a jubilee year (...) for converting, so that our heart may become larger, more generous, more a child of God, with more love. I’ll tell you one thing: if this wish, if the Jubilee does not touch the pocket, it is not a true jubilee. Do you understand?” ]]> <![CDATA[Rohan and Joel, signs of God's mercy for the poor in Mumbai]]> The two young men, one student and one worker have carried out corporal works of mercy, visiting a hospital and a nursing home for people with disabilities: "We were impressed by how much people are abandoned by society. They are part of our family".]]> <![CDATA[Message of Pope Francis for Lent 2016]]> In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy”. Read the full message here.]]>