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A New Biography of St Josemaría

To the Ends of the Earth, by William Keenan, is the final volume of a compelling biography of St Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei. To the Ends of the Earth charts the spread of Opus Dei across five continents. It also details St Josemaria's [...]
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"The Way of the Cross" in Vietnamese

The Way of Cross is now available in Vietnamese under the title “Đường Thánh Giá." The 3rd book by Saint Josemaria Escriva officially translated into Vietnamese, it was published in Ho Chi Minh City just in time for Holy Week 2015.* The other books of Saint [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, books, The Way of the Cross, Josemaria Escriva

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 [...]
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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 [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Suffering, books, The Way of the Cross

Writing about Don Alvaro

The Catholic Truth Society is a London-based publisher whose booklets can be found in the back of virtually every Catholic church in the UK. Ethel Tolansky and I have published several little biographies with them, going back to 1999. When we heard that Don Alvaro [...]
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Yes! The Life of St Josemaria translated into Russian

The first Russian edition of Yes! The Life of St Josemaria has just been published by Beliy Kamen publishers. The book, by Miguel Ángel Cárceles, Isabel Torra, Isabel and Giorgio del Lungo, first appeared in Spanish, published by Rialp, in 1993. The book was written for [...]
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First biography of St Josemaria in Romanian

The Romanian publisher Presa Bună is about to bring out the first book about St Josemaria Escriva in Romanian. It is Msgr. Escriva: A Profile of the Founder of Opus Dei, by Salvador Bernal, originally published in Spanish in 1977. Below is an interview [...]
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Pope Francis' first Encyclical to be released on July 5th

(Romereports.com) The Vatican announced that Pope Francis' first encyclical will be titled 'Lumen Fidei,' which translates to 'The Light of Faith.' The encyclical was started by Benedict XVI when he was still Pope. Francis finished it, describing it as a 'strong text.' It will be [...]
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St. Josemaria in Korea

A friend gave me a copy of The Way when I was in college. That was the very first book I read by St. Josemaria. It touched me deeply, and I wanted to read more. I learned many things from St. Josemaria’s writings: how to [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, books, Opus Dei, Devotion, Josemaria Escriva

When you read The Way...

I am a cancer patient. When I was fighting it desperately five years ago, my best friend, Margaret, gave me a copy of The Way which comforted and encouraged me tremendously. Not too long ago, a friend of mine from Opus Dei told me that the [...]
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