Prayer to St. John Paul II

On October 22, the Church celebrates St. John Paul II`s feast. Download the prayer-card to request favors through his intercession. Tags: Church, Pope John Paul II

Contemplating Don Alvaro's holy life, we discover our Lord’s guiding hand

The multitude of people these days, the millions of people throughout the world, and so many who await us in heaven, bear witness to the fruitfulness of Don Alvaro’s life, said Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei in Mass of thanksgiving for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Javier Echevarria, family, Beatification, Homily

Pope Francis: Blessed Alvaro loved and served the Church with a heart devoid of any worldly interest

The beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria as head of Opus Dei, took place this morning before a massive crowd, in a ceremony presided over by the delegate of Pope Francis, Cardinal Angelo Amato. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Humility, Church, Sacraments, Holiness, Beatification

September 27: Pope Francis’ letter

Pope Francis’ letter to Msgr. Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, on the occasion of the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Beatification

Pope Francis:
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo teaches us a sure path to holiness

MADRID, 27.09.2014 | Pope Francis joined in spirit the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, Prelate of Opus Dei and first successor of Saint Josemaría, by sending a message to the current Prelate, Bishop Javier Echevarría. Pope Francis expressed his “special joy” at learning of the newly beatified’s “life of humble service to others”, which “began to take shape in the simplicity of family life, through friendship and service to others”. Tags:

The film about “Forgiveness and Love” goes on....

In Chinese, the title of the film is approximately “Forgiveness and Love”. The movie provided people with an opportunity to reflect on their faith and their relationship with God. Tags: Forgiveness, There be Dragons, Josemaria Escriva

Prayer card in Turkish

The new prayer card of Saint Josemaria en Turkish has just come out. In the download section of the website, we offer the prayer card of the Founder of Opus Dei in more than 75 languages, such as in Tamil (India), Kazakh, Armenian, etc. Tags: Devotion, prayer-card, Josemaria Escriva

Pope: Stop the war, enough is enough!

Video. (Rome Reports) As the conflict continues in Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza strip, the Pope made an urgent appeal for peace during the Sunday Angelus, calling for leaders to stop the violence and work towards peace. Tags: Prayer, Peace, Rome, Pope Francis

St. Josemaria at Work before Sunrise

The parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Tacloban City, Philippines - an area of the country hit hard by typhoon Yolanda this past November - celebrated the feast of St. Josemaria by praying a novena to his intercession. Nida Catubao, one of the parishioners, received a special favor on the last day. Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, June 26, novena, Philippines

Mass of St Josemaria in Dubai

As in other places around the world, a Mass in honour of St Josemaria was celebrated in Dubai, on June 15, 2014. Caterina is Italian and was staying in Dubai on Sunday June 15. Afterwards she wrote to us about it. Tags: June 26, Our Lady of Peace, Holy Mass

The eighth issue of the historical journal "Studia et Documenta" is published

The Holy Intercessors of Opus Dei is the subject chosen for the monographic study of this volume. A series of five articles introduce each of the intercessors (St. Nicholas of Bari, St. John Vianney, St. Pius X, St. Thomas More and St. Catherine of Siena) and outline the reasons why St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer entrusted Opus Dei to their protection at key moments in the history of the Work. Tags: Study, Opus Dei, St Josemaria Historical Institute

The Way of the Cross published in Bulgarian

In January this year the first Bulgarian version of St Josemaria’s book The Way of the Cross was published in Sofia, Bulgaria. The publisher is the Communitas Foundation, which previously published Holy Rosary and The Way in Bulgarian. Full details of the new publication: St Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, Krasten Pat, Sofija (Bâlgarija): фондация „Комунитас“ (Communitas Foundation), 2014 (1st Bulgarian edition), 116 pp. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Suffering, books, The Way of the Cross

A feast of faith

Canonization of Sts John XXIII and John Paul II, April 27, 2014. Pope Francis said that we had taken part in a historic day, a feast of faith. Tags: Gratitude, Canonization, God’s glory, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Congo, Pope John XXIII

John XXIII and John Paul II: two holy Popes, two Marian saints

Some words from the Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría, on the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, "two priests with great hearts, with a burning love for God and for all men and women." Tags: Gratitude, Heaven, Church, Pope John Paul II, Pope, Holiness, Vatican II, Vocation, Pope Francis, Pope John XXIII

"Holy Father, we bring you letters from the elderly and orphans"

After the general audience on April 16, a group of university students from UNIV presented Pope Francis with hundreds of letters written by elderly people and orphans from all over the world. Tags: Service, University, Love, sick, Pope Francis