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Yolanda Cagigas

Yolanda Cagigas has worked in Pamplona for over ten years. She is the director of the General Archive of the University of Navarre and has been working in collaboration with the Istituto Storico San Josemaria Escriva since 2009. Here Cagigas talks about a forthcoming article and how she discovered St Josemaria through his writings. Tags: writings of the founder of Opus Dei

What drives development is a Christian heart

Bishop Javier Echevarria

The Christian heart and social development. Reflections on St Josemaria’s teachings.
A paper given by Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, for the Study Day in commemoration of Harambee’s tenth anniversary, October 5, 2012. Tags: Canonization, Charity, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate, Harambee, October 6

The Temple at Jerusalem

J. Gil

For Christians Jerusalem, the Holy City, holds the most precious memories of our Savior’s life on earth, because it was here that Jesus died and rose again from the dead. It was also the scene of his preaching and miracles, and of the institution of the Blessed Eucharist. Tags: Faith, History, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith

A truck and a song

Miguel Aranguren, Harambee cultural committee, Writer

"I first met Africa in Kenya. What’s more, for me Africa is Kenya, because every time I went to that marvelous country I had the sensation of traveling along the roads of an entire continent. In the minds of Africans, Africa is perceived as a whole, above and beyond the geopolitical boundaries." Presentation for Harambee-Africa’s tenth anniversary celebration in Rome, given by Miguel Aranguren, writer, member of Harambee’s cultural committee. Tags: Harambee

A homage in flowers

Bessie Briones made a unique contribution to St Josemaria’s canonization ceremony – she designed the floral decoration for the steps of St Peter’s. Here she shares her memories of the project. Tags: Canonization, October 6

St Josemaria Escriva, teacher

Pablo Pérez López

An article on the classes of ethics and professional morality given by St Josemaria as part of the official journalism course in Madrid, 1940-1941. Tags: Education, Job, Communication

St Josemaria and education

St Josemaria’s vision of education, in theory and in practice, is the subject of an article recently published in the academic journal International Studies in Catholic Education. Everyone’s need for access to education was something he felt deeply, stemming from his zeal for souls and his conviction that, in our Lord’s words, “The truth will make you free”. Tags: Education

August 23, 1971: Adeamus cum fiducia ad thronum gloriae, ut misericordiam consequamur

So we know little about the extraordinary graces that he received. But we do know some of them: for instance, that of August 23, 1971, in Caglio, northern Italy. Tags: locution

Development Strategies Inspired by St. Josemaría

Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas

Development is a multi-faceted word that is shared by academics and social scientists, on one hand, and policy makers and program implementors on the other. The purpose of this paper is to present the concrete examples of initiatives for attaining authentic human development all over the world that have been inspired by the teachings of St. Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei. Tags: Solidarity, development, Society, Philippines

What was Father Josemaria Escriva’s reaction to the attempted military coup of July 18, 1936?

Like most people in Spain, Father Josemaria knew nothing about the military conspiracy against the Republican Government which culminated in the attempted coup on July 18, 1936. The rebellion took him by surprise, and he immediately had to go into hiding as his life was in danger in Madrid. Tags: Spanish Civil War, History, Freedom, Opus Dei, Politics, Franco


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