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What did Father Josemaria say about the reprisals carried out by Franco’s followers during the Spanish Civil War?

Whenever the subject of war and war-related violence and atrocities came up, he always talked about forgiveness, and advised people to avoid revenge and seek reconciliation instead. Tags: Opus Dei, Politics

What did Father Josemaria think of Hitler and the Nazis?

José Orlandis recalls that in September 1939 (…), “I was alone with the Father in his office and without my asking him anything, he confided to me, ‘This morning I offered Mass for Poland, a Catholic country, which is suffering terribly under the Nazi invasion’.” Tags: Opus Dei, Politics, Franco

Homily by Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Most Reverend Robert W. Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph

What is God’s plan for the spiritual transformation of the world? It is for all of us to live a way, a path, a ‘plan of life’ which constantly reminds us of God’s presence, steeps us in prayer, many small mortifications and loving sacrifices, interior conversion, sound direction, growth in virtue, life of the Sacraments, good reading of Sacred Scripture and other holy books. Tags: June 26, Holy Mass

Homily by the Prelate of Opus Dei, June 26, 2010

Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei

Following the teaching of St Josemaria, all honest human activities can be offered to God, sanctified, and turned into a means and opportunity for apostolate. Work, ... but also rest, which we need in order to renew our strength so that we can support our families and serve society. Tags: rest, Opus Dei prelate, Work, June 26

General Audience, 31 March 2010

Benedicto XVI

Dear friends, you have come to Rome for Holy Week for an experience of faith, friendship and spiritual enrichment. I ask you to reflect on the importance of university studies in forming that "Catholic or universal mentality" that St Josémaria described as: "a breadth of vision and a vigorous endeavour to study more deeply the things that are permanently alive and unchanged in Catholic orthodoxy". Tags: Youth, University, Pope Benedict XVI, Furrow

Homily on the Feast of Saint Josemaría, 2009

Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei

St Josemaria was a man in love with God, who also passionately loved the world and the people of all times, and passed on that same passionate love to them in his turn. Turning to his intercession help us to respond generously and joyfully to the plan God has for each of us. Tags: Javier Echevarria, Pope, Priesthood

Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, June 26, 2008

Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei

Dear brothers and sisters, All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God (Rom 8:14). This is the astounding truth which the second reading of today’s Mass recalls, in the words of St Paul to the Romans. It is an essential truth [...] Tags: Javier Echevarria

St Peter’s Basilica

Places in Rome (2)

“Peter is here.” On arriving in Rome for the first time, how the Founder of Opus Dei must have longed to go into St Peter’s Basilica to pray before the tomb of St Peter! He spent the whole of his first night in Rome praying on the balcony of the apartment where he was staying with other people of Opus Dei, in the Piazza della Città Leonina, with his eyes fixed on the lighted rooms of the Holy Father in the Vatican nearby. Tags: Church, Places in Rome, Pope, Early Christians

General Audience 19 March 2008

I offer a cordial welcome to all of you who have come to Rome from various countries and universities to celebrate Holy Week together, and to take part in the International UNIV Congress. Tags: Apostolate, Interior life, Pope Benedict XVI

Bishop Javier Echevarría in the Mass in suffrage for Mons. Álvaro Del Portillo. Rome, March17, 2008

Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei

Dear brothers and sisters. Today we offer this Eucharistic Sacrifice for the soul of the Servant of God Mons. Álvaro del Portillo, Prelate of Opus Dei, on the fourteenth anniversary of his dies natalis. We do so with six days of anticipation because the 23 of [...] Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Generosity, Opus Dei prelate

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