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What drives development is a Christian heart

The Christian heart and social development. Reflections on St Josemaria's teachings. A paper given by Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, for the Study Day in commemoration of Harambee’s tenth anniversary, October 5, 2012. Dear friends of Harambee-Africa, The tenth anniversary of your association leads us directly [...]
Tags: Canonization, Charity, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate, Harambee, October 6

A homage in flowers

An insight into the making of the floral carpet. Bessie Briones, from the Philippines, shares her experiences and simple adventures that she and other people who worked with her, have gone through. It all started with the desire of a man from Ecuador who wanted [...]
Tags: Canonization, October 6

After School Training Project in Benin

A project in which you could help: "After School Training Project in Parakou" Promoter: Envol Afrique Recipients: 100 young people between 8 and 15 years Harambee contribution: 13.704,30 euros The project arises from an initiative of Don Romain Atekou a Beninese parish Priest in Fiesole, near Florence. Don Romain [...]
Tags: Canonization, Education, Solidarity, Harambee

The social message of Saint Josemaria

For its tenth anniversary this year, Harambee Africa International is holding an international conference on "The Social Message of Saint Josemaria", on October 5, 2012. The conference will take place at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Conference programme Download the Conference programme in pdf format [...]
Tags: Canonization, Solidarity, development, Harambee

October 6, 2002, in two minutes

It is now eleven years since Blessed Pope John Paul II called St Josemaria "the patron saint of ordinary life". A two-minute videoclip shows moments from the canonization ceremony in St Peter's Square, October 6, 2002.
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Rome

Jose Miguel Ibanez Langlois, Chile

One of the greatest joys of my life Fr Jose Miguel Ibanez Langlois was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1936. He was ordained a priest in 1960. He gained a PhD in Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid and another at the Lateran University in [...]
Tags: Canonization, Priesthood, diocesan priests

He spread Christ’s love throughout the world

Benedict XVI is to celebrate Holy Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Monday March 29, 2010, to commemorate Pope John Paul II’s death, since the actual anniversary, April 2, falls on Good Friday this year. “We are united this evening,” said the Pope on April 2, [...]
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II

Harambee award for the person to show the real story in Africa

Africa continues to be an unknown territory for many. Not only for those who visit its deep jungles or its deserts. Even those who read the headlines daily don’t get the full grasp of the reality on the continent. Harambee, an NGO, says the media rarely [...]
Tags: Canonization, Solidarity, truth

The miracle for the canonization

In November 1992, when I went to the Ministry of Agriculture, the fingers of both hands were very badly affected. On the left hand it was the index, middle and ring fingers, and on the right hand mainly the index and middle fingers. In particular [...]
Tags: Canonization, Devotion

A new way of life

October 6, 2009 will be the seventh anniversary of St Josemaria’s canonization. The following is an interview with Giuseppe (Pippo) Corigliano, director of Opus Dei’s Press Office in Italy. You took an active part in preparing for the canonization of Josemaria Escriva, and especially with [...]
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