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Speech given by John Paul II to the Participants of the Canonization of Josemaria Escriva. October 7, 2002

At the end of the Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of the Founder of Opus Dei, the Holy Father John Paul II granted an audience with the participants of the canonization. The following is the speech given by the Holy Father at the audience. Dear [...]
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From 17 May 1992 to 6 October 2002

Canonizations have always been a real feast for the Church. The people who attend canonization ceremonies are filled with joy, and it shows in their happy faces, exchanges of hugs and greetings, and their songs. As theologian José Luis Illanes says, “Every canonization begins from [...]
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Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Finland. Rome, October 8, 2002

Homily by H. E. the Msgr. Sigitas Tamkevicius for participants from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Finland. Saint Brigid’s Church. Rome, October 8, 2002 Sigito Tamkevičiaus SJ, Kauno arkivyskupo metropolito, Padėkos Mišių už šv. Josemaría Escrivá kanonizaciją pamokslas, pasakytas 2002 m. spalio mėn. 8 d., Romoje šv. Brigitos [...]
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Malaysians to witness canonisation of Escriva

A group of some 20 Malaysian Catholics attended the canonization of Josemaria Escriva. A Malaysian newspaper, The Sunday Star, published a brief article on the day of the canonization ceremony to commemorate the event. KUALA LUMPUR: A group of about 20 Malaysians Catholics is attending [...]
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A Study of International Press Coverage of the Canonization of Josemaría Escrivá

The following pages offer some reflections on the echo awakened in public opinion by the canonization of the founder of Opus Dei, as reflected in the media. Some studies have already been published (1), generally in the form of surveys of the press in a [...]
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Homily pronounced by the Holy Father in the Canonization. October 6, 2002

"All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. With docility he allowed [...]
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Angelus with John Paul II. October 6, 2002, after the Canonization

At the end of this solemn liturgical celebration, I wish to greet cordially all the pilgrims who have come from every part of the world. I direct a special greeting to the government delegation, numerous personalities and pilgrims from Italy, where the new Saint worked [...]
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Decree of Canonization

Pope John Paul II referred to St Josemaria as the patron saint of ordinary life in the audience he had with the faithful who had come to Rome for the canonization of the founder of Opus Dei. “St Josemaria,” announced the Pope, “was chosen by [...]
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Facts and Figures on the canonization

The Concelebrants The Holy Father concelebrated with 42 other persons: cardinals, archbishops, bishops and priests. Among them were Card. Jose Saraiva Martins (Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of the Saints), Card. Antonio María Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid (the diocese in which the new [...]
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Decree on the heroic virtues of the Servant of God. April 9, 1990

Decree on the Cause of Canonization of the Servant of God Josemaria Escriva, Priest, Founder of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei (1902-1975) On the Question: Whether the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity towards God and neighbor, and the cardinal [...]
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