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The Incarnational Vision of Saint Josemaría

Laura Garcia

Material reality, the visible world around us, is not only created by God but also ordered to God. The One who is Truth and Beauty and Goodness Itself is the end of all things. They exist to reveal and to glorify him. Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Marriage, Work

Eucharist: Sanctity and Salvation

Msgr Flavio Capucci

As regards personal sanctification, Saint Josemaría did not hesitate to state that the Eucharist is “the centre and root of the spiritual life”, as the Second Vatican Council would later repeat. In his lifetime, Saint Josemaría encouraged hundreds of thousands of men and women to bear witness to the centrality of the Mass in their daily lives. Tags: Eucharist, Jesus Christ, Sacraments

Sowers of peace and joy

Card. François-Xavier Nguyên Van Thuân

The active presence of Christians in society should transform the hopes of the today’s world into deeds of love and of service. If every Christian should be a "creator of peace and justice", the founder of Opus Dei wanted each one to be a "sower of peace and joy". Tags: Joy, Charity, Citizenship, culture, Faith, Peace

Escrivá a Source of Inspiration for the Modern World

Msgr. Michael Neary

"Opus Dei marked a decisive intervention by God in the life and the work of many individuals and of the Church at large." An article in memory of saint Josemaria by the Archbishop of Tuam, was published in The Irish Catholic. Tags: Abandonment to God, Apostolate, Canonization, God’s glory, Presence of God

Detailed chronology of the Cause of the Canonization of St Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer

Msgr. Flavio Capucci

The Cause of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei, concluded on October 6, 2002 when His Holiness Pope John Paul II canonized him in a solemn ceremony. The following account tracks the main steps in this canonical process, through official documents alone. Tags: Canonization, Church, Holiness

Statement regarding Opus Dei, Saint Josemaria Escriva, and Roland Joffe's film "There Be Dragons"

The U.S. communications office of Opus Dei has received some media inquiries about the upcoming movie "There Be Dragons," directed by Roland Joffe. Opus Dei’s founder, Saint Josemaria Escriva, is one of the main characters in the film. Tags: Opus Dei, Film, There be Dragons

Opus Dei: Seeking Holiness in Daily Life

Opus Dei: Seeking Holiness in Daily Life Tags: Gospel, Freedom, Opus Dei, Early Christians, Holiness

The work that Escrivá did not want to found. The story of a priest who became a saint

Vitorio Messori

It was October 6, 2002, and St Peter’s Square, which has seen so many crowds, had never seen one quite so vast. I have a privileged memory of it all, at least the visuals, because I was helping Giuseppe De Carli with the television transmission. From our elevated standpoint we could see how the sea of humanity there was divided into orderly sectors. Tags: Abandonment to God, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Priesthood

The Human Realism of Sanctity

Joaquín Navarro Valls

"In the twentieth century, we have witnessed a clarification of the role of the ordinary Christian in the Church". According to an article published in L’Osservatore Romano, Navarro Valls affirms that since the foundation of Opus Dei in 1928, Josemaria Escriva's contribution to this new awareness has been enormous. Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Holiness, Work, Vocation

Letting God work

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

I have always been struck by the interpretation which Josemaría Escrivá gave of the name Opus Dei—an interpretation which we could call biographical and which allows us to understand the founder in his spiritual dimension. Tags: Abandonment to God, Love of God, Divine sonship