A farm-worker can be a saint too

Benito Lupercio works on a farm in Mexico. The message of Opus Dei seemed "fabulous" to him because he had never imagined that a farm-worker could become a saint while working.


October 6, 2002, in two minutes

It is now eleven years since Blessed Pope John Paul II called St Josemaria "the patron saint of ordinary life". A two-minute videoclip shows moments from the canonization ceremony in St Peter's Square, October 6, 2002.

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Canonization of St Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei founder, with extracts from Blessed Pope John Paul II’s homily

& October 2002: Canonization of St Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei founder, with extracts from Blessed Pope John Paul II’s homily


The Guardian Angel, our personal bodyguard

Angel was the name of one of the bodyguards who travelled with St Josemaria during his visit to Argentina in 1974. He said what impressed him most was St Josemaria's concern for everyone around him. He said, "Meeting the Father was the best thing that ever happened to me."


Who taught you how to walk?

Our Lady is our Mother, explains St Josemaria, and as such she teaches us how to walk in the life of faith. The video was filmed in Valencia, Spain, on November 16, 1972.


What is Opus Dei?

God inspired Opus Dei in St Josemaria’s heart on October 2 1928. In several short extracts from filmed gatherings, St Josemaria explains what Opus Dei is.

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June 26, 2013 in pictures

Pictures of The Mass of St Josemaria in different places around the world


Confession: a marvel of love

St Josemaria explains why Confession is a marvel of love.


The miracle of Bishop Alvaro: the recovery of Jose Ignacio

The Holy See has attributed to the intercession of Bishop Alvaro the recovery of the new born Jose Ignacio Ureta Wilson after a cardiac arrest lasting longer than half an hour which took place on August 2, 2003.


St Josemaria wanted to change the world too, that's why he understood young people so well.

Juan Martín Ezratty, director, talks about his short film "What faith means when you're 20"


Holy Mass

During his catechesis in Spain in 1972, St Josemaria spoke of the importance of the Holy Mass and the ministerial priesthood.


Life of Faith

When someone asked St Josemaria to teach them how to have more faith, he referred to the Gospel and invited them to discover it there


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