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Speech given by John Paul II to the participants of the Workshop on the Apostolic Letter «Novo Millennio Ineunte»

John Paul II

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Welcome! I cordially greet each of you, priests and lay people, who have gathered in Rome to spend some days reflecting on the Apostolic Letter Novo millennio ineunte and on the prospects that I outlined in it for the future of [...] Tags: Apostolate, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei prelate, Opus Dei prelature, Priesthood

Address by John Paul II to the Symposium, Pontifical Atheneum of the Holy Cross. October 14, 1993

John Paul II

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to welcome you on the occasion of the theological symposium on the teachings of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá, which has been taking place these past days at the Roman Atheneum of the Holy Cross, a little more than a year [...] Tags: Church, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Work, Ordinary life

Homily of John Paul II. May 17, 1992

John Paul II

May 17, 1992. The spiritual and apostolic life of Josemaria Escriva was based on knowing himself, through faith, to be a son of God in Christ. This faith nourished his love for the Lord, his evangelizing drive, his constant joy, even in the great trials and difficulties he had to overcome. Tags: Faithfulness, Divine sonship, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Work, Ordinary life, Beatification

Apostolic Brief for the beatification

John Paul II

We (...) declare that the Venerable Servants of God Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, priest, Founder of Opus Dei, can from now on be called Blessed Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Canonization, Work, Beatification

Decree recognizing a miracle. July 6, 1991

Holy See

The Venerable Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January 9, 1902. His specific ecclesial charism consisted in the vigorous proclamation of the radical nature of the baptismal vocation as a call to holiness. By divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei on October 2, [...] Tags: Canonization

Decree on the heroic virtues of the Servant of God. April 9, 1990

Holy See

Decree on the Cause of Canonization of the Servant of God Josemaria Escriva, Priest, Founder of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei (1902-1975) On the Question: Whether the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity towards God and neighbor, and the cardinal [...] Tags: Canonization, Virtues

Apostolic constitution "Ut sit" by which Opus Dei was erected as the Catholic Church's first personal Prelature

Holy See

JOHN PAUL BISHOP SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD FOR A PERMANENT RECORD OF THE MATTER With very great hope, the Church directs its attention and maternal care to Opus Dei, which -- by divine inspiration --the Servant of God Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer founded [...] Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei prelature

Decree introducing the cause of beatification and canonization of Msgr Escriva, May 12, 1981

Holy See

On February 19, 1981, Cardinal Poletti, the Pope’s Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, published the Decree introducing the cause of canonization of the founder of Opus Dei. The Decree set the opening session of the cause for May 12 of that same year. Tags: Canonization