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Declarations on the Upcoming Canonization

- Card. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna (Vienna Cathedral, January 9, 2002) “God has given man the power to shape reality. Blessed Josemaria took this fundamental message to task: work, understood not only as a means of self-fulfillment, but also of sanctity”. - [...]
Tags: Canonization, Church, Holiness

Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei, on the First Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Josemaría. Rome, October 6, 2003

Dear brothers and sisters, A year has gone by since the happy day of the canonization of Saint Josemaría Escrivá. I cannot fail to recall how, in the long months of spiritual preparation for that grace-filled event, my thoughts dwelt especially on one point: that the [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Canonization, Conversion, Opus Dei prelate

The work that Escrivá did not want to found. The story of a priest who became a saint

It was October 6, 2002, and St Peter’s Square, which has seen so many crowds, had never seen one quite so vast. I have a privileged memory of it all, at least the visuals, because I was helping Giuseppe De Carli with the television transmission. [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Priesthood

Archbishop Oscar Romero: Letter to the Pope on Escriva's death

A letter written to the Pope by El Salvadorean Bishop Oscar Romero on July 12, 1975, requesting the opening of a cause for St Josemaria’s canonization. Bishop Romero was killed while celebrating Holy Mass in 1980. "Most Blessed Father, I regard the still-recent day of the death [...]
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Msgr. Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei. St. Peter Square, October 7, 2002

Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Ps 116/117:1). Praise the Lord, all you nations. The invitation of the Responsorial Psalm, which resounded a few moments ago, constitutes an excellent summary of the sentiments that overflow from our hearts today: Deo omnis gloria! To God be [...]
Tags: Canonization, Javier Echevarria

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 [...]
Tags: Canonization, culture