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NOV
20

St Josemaria prayer-card in Latin

People from all over the world can now pray for St Josemaria’s intercession in the same language: Latin. “Latin is a very powerful link uniting the Church of today with that of yesterday and tomorrow” (John XXIII). Tags: prayer-card
NOV
10

Chris Tiu & There Be Dragons

Thanks to the persistence of my mom, I found myself watching an advanced screening of THERE BE DRAGONS last October at the Mall of Asia sponsored by Educhild. Honestly, I thought the movie would be quite dragging as lives of saints are usually portrayed as very pious, where it is easy to guess what comes next. Apparently, there were a lot of twists and turns in the story. The cinematography was excellent as well and I enjoyed the war scenes too! Tags: Philippines, There be Dragons
NOV
1

Like the first Christians

On the anniversary of Opus Dei's founding, the Prelate has written an extensive pastoral letter on the importance of formation for the spiritual life and the new evangelization. Download the letter Tags: Formation, Javier Echevarria, letter from the Prelate
NOV
1

How to slay your dragon

Close to the film oppening of There Be Dragons in the Philippines, on November 9, Jing Gomez writes in this article how the film can help discover and overcome dragons in our lives. "While fire-breathing, tailed and winged creatures are more fiction than fact, in a way we can say that dragons do exist in our midst. Worse, we find them inside us. Who can deny the dragon of resentment that wells up inside leading to anger and snowballing to hatred?" Tags: Philippines, There be Dragons
OCT
26

Saint Josemaria inspired agnostic to film ‘There be Dragons'

A film that will leave the viewer to seek answers, not just on faith and the divine, but on relationships and how forgiveness that’s given and received is as liberating as the truth. Joffe initially didn’t agree to meg the movie but eventually he agreed upon being touched by a documentary about St Josemaria. Tags: Philippines, There be Dragons
OCT
24

The Redeeming Value of Forgiveness

The newest film of Joffe is "There Be Dragons," an epic tale of revolutionaries and saints in a time of a most bloody civil war in which half a million people, perhaps more, were killed in a fraticidal war lasting almost four years. It is also a story of love and heroism amidst jealousy, hatred, and violence, and a very powerful drama of the power of forgiveness to break the enslaving chains of past sins. Tags: Film, Philippines, There be Dragons
OCT
12

'Dragons'

One of the significant and moving scenes in the story is when St. Josemaria uttered the words “all I know is you are loved by God” at the deathbed of a Jew who was assailed by anguish at the thought that he will not enter heaven because of his beliefs. This is the most poignant scene according to Joffe in “his attempt to capture on the screen the power of love”. Tags: There be Dragons
OCT
9

Hints and traces of There Be Dragons

Now in the rounds of premiere showings—in Cebu, it will be on October 16 at the Ayala Theatre—the movie depicts the story of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, with some fiction to highlight and encapsulate the Christian message that while nothing much can be done toward the past, a lot can still be done in the future. Tags: Philippines, There be Dragons
OCT
1

Encountering Dragons

"There Be Dragons” were words written on ancient maps on territories unknown to the cartographers. They were warning of possible dangers. A very apt title for a Hollywood film that will soon be shown in several theaters in Manila and in other cities in the Philippines. Download here a MOVIE GUIDE to know more about the film Tags: Film, Philippines, There be Dragons
SEP
30

St Josemaria memory game

Young people can play and learn at the same time with the new St Josemaria memory game . They can learn about St Josemaria’s life while matching pairs of pictures from the book Yes! The Life of Josemaria Escriva for Young Readers. Tags: For younger readers
SEP
16

First, a Little History. A Handy Guide

The African premiere of There Be Dragons was held in Lagos on the 15th of September and the film has been in the theaters since the 16th. A great chance to be inspired by the positive values portrayed in this movie, while enjoying the art of a Roland Joffe production. This article published by Father John Wauk offers a Brief Historical Guide for Viewers on the historical background of the film. Tags: Kenya, Nigeria, There be Dragons
SEP
14

Travelers from USA & Canada

The “Associació d’Amics del Camí de Pallerols de Rialb a Andorra” – association of friends of the Pallerols track from Rialp to Andorra – was created in 2002, centenary of the birth of St. Josemaria Escriva. Since then, they have worked to reconstruct the history and sites of the fugitives’ trail taken by the founder of Opus Dei with other people in November–December 1937. Tags: Crossing the Pyrenees
SEP
9

I have always known this saint

We were determined not to miss St Josemaria's feast-day - but our University exams were programmed for the same dates! We found that where there's a will, there's a way - along with some surprises. Tags: Opus Dei, June 26, Holy Mass, Nigeria
AUG
16

Saint Josemaria Short Biography now in Chinese

The short biography of Saint Josemaria Escriva, known as the Canonization book, by Michele Dolz is now available in Chinese. Spring Publications came out with the Chinese version on June 26, 2011, in time for the Masses in honor of Saint Josemaria all over the world. Tags: books, Opus Dei, China
AUG
4

Meet The Longest-Standing Member Of Opus Dei – Father Fernando Valenciano

He may be nearly 89 years old, but Father Fernando Valenciano can still recall with crystal clarity the day over seven decades ago when his life changed forever. Tags: Vocation, Opus Dei members, numerary