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Welcoming address to the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. October 7, 2002

John Paul II

I have the joy of welcoming the Orthodox Patriarch of Romania, His Beatitude Teoctist, and the distinguished members of his delegation who have accompanied him to Rome for a visit that starts today. His Beatitude the Patriarch has just arrived and I wanted his visit [...] Tags: Church, Pope John Paul II, Pope, Unity

Speech given by John Paul II to the Participants of the Canonization of Josemaria Escriva. October 7, 2002

John Paul II

At the end of the Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of the Founder of Opus Dei, the Holy Father John Paul II granted an audience with the participants of the canonization. The following is the speech given by the Holy Father at the audience. Dear [...] Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Pope, Ordinary life

Decree of Canonization

John Paul II

Pope John Paul II referred to St Josemaria as the patron saint of ordinary life in the audience he had with the faithful who had come to Rome for the canonization of the founder of Opus Dei. Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei, Holiness

Angelus with John Paul II. October 6, 2002, after the Canonization

John Paul II

At the end of this solemn liturgical celebration, I wish to greet cordially all the pilgrims who have come from every part of the world. I direct a special greeting to the government delegation, numerous personalities and pilgrims from Italy, where the new Saint worked [...] Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Our Lady

Petition to the Pope to canonize the founder of Opus Dei

Cardinal José Saraiva Martins

Holy Father, our Holy Mother Church asks your Holiness to inscribe Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer on the canon of Saints that he may be invoked as a Saint by all the Christian faithful. Tags: Canonization

Homily pronounced by the Holy Father in the Canonization. October 6, 2002

John Paul II

"All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. With docility he allowed [...] Tags: Apostolate, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation

Speech given by John Paul II for the Centennial of St Josemaria's birth. January 12, 2002

John Paul II

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to meet you at the end of the Conference held on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the Blessed Founder of Opus Dei. I greet the Prelate, Bishop Javier Echevarría, and I cordially thank him [...] Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Pope John Paul II, Unity of life, Ordinary life

Decree recognizing a miracle. December 20, 2001

Holy See

DECREE SUPER MIRO (on the miracle) of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer Blessed Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro (Spain) on January 9 1902. In 1925 he was ordained a priest in Zaragoza. On October 2 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei, opening up [...] Tags: Canonization, Sickness