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FEB
5

Love for religious brothers and sisters

2015 is the Year of Consecrated Life in the Church. St Josemaría always loved and venerated the religious. A hand-written note of his, addressed to members of Opus Dei, says: “A great mission of ours is to bring people to love the religious.” Tags: In Love with the Church, Josemaria Escriva
FEB
5

Recognition of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero

The Holy Father Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saint to promulgate a decree of martyrdom for the Servant of God Oscar Romero, who was assassinated out of hatred for the faith on March 24, 1980, while celebrating Holy Mass. "I had the good fortune of knowing Monsignor Escriva de Balaguer personally and of receiving from him support and fortitude to be faithful to the inalterable doctrine of Christ and to serve with apostolic zeal the Holy Roman Church," he said about St. Josemaria. Tags: Friendship, Church, Beatification, El Salvador, Pope Francis
FEB
4

Transforming young people's lives

Video. St Josemaria's vision of holiness in everyday life is transforming the lives of urban youth in Chicago through two educational centers. An hour-long EWTN programme looks at Midtown Center for boys and Metro Achievement Center for girls, where young people from deprived backgrounds find that they can aspire to a college education, develop character and virtues, and learn how to serve their neighbor. Tags: Education, Youth, Solidarity, development, Society, US, Metro
FEB
3

"Families, the world needs your witness"

Video with English subtitles. Prelate's words of encouragement to families in his homily at the September 28 Mass of thanksgiving for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Opus Dei prelate, family
JAN
28

You See Me, You Hear Me

“What an amazing and consoling statement—to think that the infinite God, who made all things and sustains all things, deeply desires that we speak with him and be united to him. He does not want us to lead a lonely life, isolated from his goodness and his love. He wants to communicate with us, and us with him. Yet how many people today really know this, or have seriously thought about it?”, writes Fr. Michael Giesler in the Preface to his book. Tags: Children, Prayer, Ordinary life, family, St Josemaria Institute
JAN
22

New resources for prayer

Audio. The St. Josemaria Institute Podcast is a new resource offering meditations, inspirational reflections, and readings to help you grow closer to God through the liturgical seasons, feast days, devotions, lives of the saints, and the events of everyday life, following St. Josemaria's teachings. Tags: Audio, St Josemaria Institute
JAN
13

New version of the Novenas to St. Josemaria

We offer a downloadable pdf version of the Novena for the Family, the Novena for Work and the Novena for the Sick, to St. Josemaria, prepared in Canada. Tags: Sickness, Marriage, Prayer, Work, family
JAN
12

Francis and Benedict: Continuity or Rupture?

Msgr. Mariano Fazio, the new Vicar General of Opus Dei talks about the dictatorship of relativism and the culture of waste, both pointed out by Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, respectively. Tags: Church, Unity, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis
DEC
31

Ten most viewed articles in 2014

Read the most popular news and articles on www.josemariaescriva.info. Tags: Josemaria Escriva, Internet
DEC
12

The Prelate of Opus Dei has a new Auxiliary Vicar, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz

The Prelate of Opus Dei has a new Auxiliary Vicar, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, and a new Vicar General, Msgr. Mariano Fazio. Tags: Opus Dei prelate
DEC
9

Christmas cards of St Josemaria

Here are some downloadable Christmas cards with photographs of St Josemaria, taken during Christmases 1968 and 1969. Tags: Christmas
DEC
3

Saxum, a peace project

Inspired by Saint Josemaria Escriva and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Saxum will help pilgrims to the Holy Land to enter into the life of Christ so that "we can close our eyes and contemplate his life, watching it like a movie". Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Conversion, Gospel, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
DEC
3

Jumala Sôbrad

Jumala Sôbrad is the title of the book Friends of God in Estonian. The first edition of the Estonian translation, published by BHK, is now on sale.Friends of God, a collection of homilies, was the first posthumously published book by St Josemaria, and appeared in 1977. Tags: books, Friends of God, Homily, Josemaria Escriva
NOV
13

Laura Busca, a wife on the path to holiness

Following the advice of Saint Josemaria Escriva, Laura and her husband Eduardo strove to make their family a “bright and cheerful home.” Her life was marked by an extraordinary self-giving in caring for her husband and children, and for many other people, drawing strength from her deep piety and love for God. Tags: Marriage, Holiness, Love, family
OCT
20

"Let us ask Paul VI for all the families in the world"

"I go to the new Blessed asking him to infuse in all Catholics this same affection, both human and filled with faith, for the Vicar of Christ, now Pope Francis," says the Prelate of Opus Dei in a brief statement for the beatification of Paul VI. Tags: Gratitude, Church, Javier Echevarria, Pope, Vatican II, family, Pope Paul VI