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1937-1939: Later Stages of the Spanish Civil War

Before describing their efforts to carry out Opus Dei in these later stages of the war, we will examine the social, economic, and political features of the world in which they worked. - The War in the North (March to November 1937) - Fusion of the Falange [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Sickness, Spanish Civil War, Poverty, Franco, Father, Penance, Burgos, Juan Jimenez Vargas, Pedro Casciaro, first members
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January 1938, from Burgos, Spain: "If you need me, just call me"

On January 9, 1938, Father Josemaria, who had just arrived in Burgos, celebrated his thirty-sixth birthday. He wrote to all his sons a long letter which began: “Circular Letter, January 9, 1938 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. + [...]
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What contact did Father Josemaria have with the Franco regime?

While he was in Burgos, Father Josemaría had no contact of any kind with Franco. He knew just three people in politics: Ramon Serrano Suner, who was Franco’s right-hand man, Enrique Gimenez Arnau, and Jose Lorente Sanz. He had met Serrano Suner years before when [...]
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What did Father Josemaria think of Franco and his activities during the Spanish Civil War?

None of the people who lived with Father Josemaria during the Spanish Civil War could recall ever hearing him saying anything about Franco, not even a passing comment on his military or political actions. What Father Josemaria did say many times over was that he [...]
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1937-1939: Later stages of the Spanish Civil War

Before describing their efforts to carry out Opus Dei in these later stages of the war, we will examine the social, economic, and political features of the world in which they worked. - The War in the North (March to November 1937) - Fusion of the Falange [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Sickness, Spanish Civil War, Poverty, Franco, Father, Penance, Burgos, Juan Jimenez Vargas, Pedro Casciaro, first members