Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am pleased to welcome you on the occasion of the theological symposium on the teachings of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá, which has been taking place these past days at the Roman Atheneum of the Holy Cross, a little more than a year [...]
Tags: Church, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Work, Ordinary life
St Josemaria is a good guide to the many places in Rome that he himself visited to draw faith from the witness of the early Christians. The aim of the articles gathered under the heading Places in Rome is to reveal the main traces of [...]
Tags: Church, Places in Rome, Pope
The Kerryman, a local newspaper in Ireland, published an article after the canonization with the different impressions and experiences of a few local businessmen from the area. Liam O'Connor and other friends recall the canonization and conclude that it was 'an experience of a lifetime'. [...]
Tags: Canonization, Citizenship, Church, Holiness
The following is a selection of press comments from around the world, after the news of the death of St Josemaría in the morning of June 26, 1975.
“Mgr. Escrivá était un homme de Dieu dans toute l’acceptation du terme. D’une intelligence directe, plein d’humeur, il [...]
Tags: Citizenship, culture, Church
- 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
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 [...]
Tags: Canonization, Faith, Church
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
The following is an interview of Msgr. Echevarría, the Prelate of Opus Dei, carried out by Paulina Lo Celso (Argentina) on January 6 of this year, three months after the canonization.
At the three-month mark, how would you assess the significance of Josemaría Escrivá’s canonization for [...]
Tags: Canonization, Church
Download St Peter’s Basilica in pdf format.
St Peter was martyred during the persecution of Christians that took place under Nero following the great fire of Rome in 64 AD. St Peter had come to Rome a few years earlier, following our Lord’s command as recorded [...]
Tags: Church, Places in Rome, Pope, Early Christians