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Serving the Church as she wishes to be served

Angela Solferino: I started to get more involved with Opus Dei in 1988 when I enrolled in the Faculty of Canonical Law in the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. I realized while attending the classes there that everything in reference to the doctrine and [...]
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Cardinal Franz König, Archbishop Emeritus of Vienna

I met Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer in Rome during the Second Vatican Council. I had been told that he fostered the role of laity in everyday life, in the world of work. He wanted the Church to be active in the world through the laity, [...]
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Escriva showed me that there is freedom in the Catholic Church

Escriva showed me something that I would have never believed, that there is freedom in the Catholic Church. What I thought before about the Catholic Church was the usual clichés: coercion, narrow-mindedness, “you must…” Through Escriva’s writings and video films of get-togethers I perceived what [...]
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His exemplary commitment to the Church

I had the grace to know Msgr. Escriva de Balaguer and to talk to him on different occasions, feeling the warmth of his sincere friendship and his exemplary commitment to the Church until the moment when God called him to His presence
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Detailed chronology of the Cause of the Canonization of St Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer

The Cause of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei, concluded on October 6, 2002 when His Holiness Pope John Paul II canonized him in a solemn ceremony. The following account tracks the main steps in this canonical process, through official documents alone. 1) Preparation February 2, [...]
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St Peter’s Square

The majestic façade of St Peter’s Basilica was completed in 1614, when the thirteen statues of the risen Christ, St John the Baptist, and eleven Apostles were placed on the balustrade surmounting the edifice. The square in front of it, however, did not yet have [...]
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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”. - [...]
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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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The Message of St. Josemaría: Particularly Relevant Ideas for Today’s Society

The following article was written by Fr Martin Rhonheimer, Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and a priest of Opus Dei. It was presented at the Corporate Communication Professional Development Seminar, Pontifical University of the [...]
Tags: Church, Freedom, Responsibility, Work, Unity of life, Ordinary life
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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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