Two very different books have just appeared in English about Opus Dei founder St Josemaria. One is the second volume in a series by William Keenan entitled ‘St Josemaria Escriva and the Origins of Opus Dei’. The other is a translation of the vivid biographical [...]
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On June 26, Le Laurier publishers brought out a translation of the book Friends of God in Arabic, 34 years after it was first published in Spanish.
The book contains 18 homilies by Opus Dei founder Josemaria Escriva, who takes the various Christian virtues as [...]
Tags: books, Friends of God, translations
Forgiving is no easy task: in fact, it may be the most difficult endeavor one can undertake. St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, said, “I didn’t need to learn how to forgive, because God has taught me how to love.” Still, even this [...]
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Newly translated from Spanish, The Man of Villa Tevere by Pilar Urbano paints a remarkably vivid portrait of the day-to-day life of St. Josemaria Escriva, “the patron saint of ordinary life.” Set in the world headquarters of Opus Dei and rich with anecdotes culled from [...]
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As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of [...]
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Mr Jose Escriva was a good friend to his son Josemaria. Ever since he was very small, Mr Escriva played with him as if he had nothing else to do.
He had some wooden bricks in different shapes and colours, and Mr Escriva would tell [...]
Tags: The Escriva family, books, For younger readers
What was St Josemaria Escriva like? A new book, Dios y Audacia (“God and Daring”) by Cardinal Julian Herranz, offers a fresh, close look at the man that many people call the “patron saint of ordinary life”, or the “patron saint of work”.
Cardinal Herranz says, [...]
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February 8, 2011. The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Rouco Varela, recommends the book “Holy Rosary” by St. Josemaría Escrivá in preparation for the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.
He says it “may be an exceptional aid for young people” because it helps to examine the [...]
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In his book Furrow, at no. 263, St Josemaria provides a hard-hitting examination of conscience on humility, which has been taken up by bloggers and is arousing considerable comment.
"Once you think you have me you've lost me what am I"
St Josemaria’s typically mild introduction [...]
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The highly-anticipated book based on a rare interview with the Pope is about to make it to a bookstore near you. “Light of the World” was written by German journalist Peter Seewald, who conducted the interview in six one-hour sessions last summer. Seewald has already [...]
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