Audience of Pope Benedict XVI with UNIV

On Wednesday, March 19, the Pope held an audience in St. Peter's basilica with the participants of the UNIV conference. The Pope speaks in English, Spanish and Italian. We include a translation of the Pope's remarks. Tags: Youth, Pope, University

St Josemaria Conference, California, February 2, 2008

Between the fifth anniversary of St Josemaría’s canonization and the eightieth anniversary of his founding Opus Dei, a conference will be held in California Tags: culture, Holiness

Arabic edition of St Josemaría’s Holy Rosary launched in Lebanon

St Josemaría Escrivá’s short book Holy Rosary, which takes the reader through each of the mysteries of the Rosary in a prayerful, contemplative dialogue, is now published in Arabic. The Arabic edition of Holy Rosary, published by Le Laurier, was launched on October 20, 2007 [...] Tags: books, Holy Rosary, Our Lady

Kansas City’s Diocese honors saint of universal call to holiness

Giving thanks to "the Lord that in our modern age he has given us another great saint," Bishop Robert Finn led the first-ever Kansas City-St. Joseph diocesan commemoration of the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva Tags: Opus Dei

Mass held in Riga (Latvia) at St. James’ Cathedral for St. Josemaría Escrivá’s feast day

At the annual Mass held in St. James’ Cathedral, Riga (Latvia) for St. Josemaría Escrivá’s feast day, there was a crowd that would have pleased the saint himself. On June 26th, the church was filled with men and women of every age and walk [...] Tags: Holiness

"I would recommend Pope Benedict’s book 'Jesus of Nazareth' to everyone"

I would recommend Pope Benedict’s book Jesus of Nazareth to everyone,” says Fr Bernardo Estrada, New Testament Professor in the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, in an interview reproduced below. Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, books, Pope, Ratzinger

Statue of St Josemaria Escriva installed in Delhi Cathedral

On the feast day of St. Josemaría Escrivá, 26th of June, a new statue of the saint was blessed and installed in the Cathedral of Delhi, the capital of India Tags: Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva

First Mass in honor of St Josemaría in Romania

On Saturday June 9, 2007, in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Bucharest, Romania, a Mass was celebrated in honor of St Josemaría in Romanian for the first time Tags: June 26

Exemplary Virtues in Ordinary Work

Last month, Anihan Training School in the Philippines graduated 60 more professionally-trained young women into the local hotel and restaurant industry. Tags: Education, Work, Virtues

St. Josemaria Feast Day Mass Kit for Parishes and Chapels

The St. Josemaria Institute announces the availability of the St. Josemaria Feast Day Mass Kit for Parishes and Chapels Tags: June 26

Benedict XVI travels to Brazil

Pope Benedict XVI has invited the faithful to pray for our Lady’s protection over his apostolic journey to Brazil, beginning on May 9, and for the work of the Fifth General Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Bishops. “May this significant ecclesial encounter,” he [...] Tags: Pope

Kianda Foundation’s new project for Kenyan women

More than 500 Kenyan women have set up their own small businesses thanks to the TOT (“Training of Trainers”) project initiated by Kianda Foundation, under the inspiration of the teachings of St Josemaría Escrivá, the Founder of Opus Dei Tags: Education, Youth, Solidarity, University, Women

First Edition of "The Way of the Cross" in Arabic

The French publishers Le Laurier have brought out the first Arabic edition of St Josemaría Escrivá's book The Way of the Cross, in Lebanon. The book follows Jesus Christ through the hours of his Passion, from his condemnation by Pilate to the moment when his [...] Tags: books, The Way of the Cross

Jesus of Nazareth, the Pope's path towards Jesus

"Jesus of Nazareth," a book written by Benedict XVI is on sale in Italian, German, and Polish bookshops from Monday, April 16, which is also the Pope's 80th birthday. The volume, 448 pages long, is to be translated into 20 languages Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Pope

Pope Urges Students Toward Service

Benedict XVI greeted university students gathered for an annual conference sponsored by Opus Dei, and encouraged them to foster a spirit of service. Tags: Pope, Service, University