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Petition to the Pope to canonize the founder of Opus Dei

Peroratio (Concluding Speech) Holy Father, our Holy Mother Church asks your Holiness to inscribe Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer on the canon of Saints that he may be invoked as a Saint by all the Christian faithful. Blessed Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January [...]
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Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, Vicar General of Opus Dei. Rome, October 10, 2002

La narrazione della prima pesca miracolosa, che abbiamo letto nel Vangelo, culmina con la chiamata di Pietro e di alcuni suoi compagni a lasciare tutto per seguire Cristo (Cfr. Lc 5, 10). San Josemaría contemplò più volte questa scena, considerando, tra l'altro, che il Signore [...]
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Escrivá a Source of Inspiration for the Modern World

"Opus Dei marked a decisive intervention by God in the life and the work of many individuals and of the Church at large." An article in memory of saint Josemaria by the Archbishop of Tuam, was published in The Irish Catholic. "Eaten bread," they say, "is [...]
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Czech Republic

Homily by Mons. Karel Otčenášek for participants from Chequia. Saint Clemente. Rome, October 8, 2002 Duc in altum, et laxate retia vestra in capturam! Zajeď na hlubinu a spusťte sítě k lovení! Právě jsme slyšeli, co řekl nᚠPán sv. Petrovi, když po celonoční marné [...]
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Holland

Introductory speech by H. E. Msgr. François Bacqué (Dutch)for participants from Holland. Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare. Rome, October 8, 2002 Woord ter inleiding vitgesproken door Mons. François Bacqué Broeders en Zusters, Op 6 oktober hebben wij met grote vreugde en onder dankzegging aan God de ceremonie van [...]
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Interview with Franz Cardinal König

Franz Cardinal König says that the Founder of Opus Dei "now belongs to the Church's treasury; he's welcomed to the multitude of saints." For Franz Cardinal König, Vienna's retired archbishop, the news that nothing stands in the way of the canonization of Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei's [...]
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Decree recognizing a miracle. December 20, 2001

DECREE SUPER MIRO (on the miracle) of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer Blessed Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro (Spain) on January 9 1902. In 1925 he was ordained a priest in Zaragoza. On October 2 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei, opening up [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, October 10, 2002

These unforgettable days of the canonization of Saint Josemaria Escriva are about to come to an end. In a few moments, his venerable remains will be placed once again in the Prelatic Church of St. Mary of Peace, after having been present for the veneration [...]
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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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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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