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Andorra remembers St Josemaria Photo gallery

Photo gallery of the 75th anniversary celebrations of St Josemaria's journey through Andorra in 1937. Over a thousand people took part in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of St Josemaria's journey through Andorra. Msgr. Joan-Enric Vives, Archbishop of Urgell and Co-Prince of Andorra, presided [...]
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Andorra remembers St Josemaria

It was the cold early morning of December 2, 1937, when a group of eight people, who had been enduring many days of cold, hunger and fear in the wooded mountains, arrived at Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra, where they were able to enter the [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Crossing the Pyrenees, Opus Dei prelate, Josemaria Escriva
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St Josemaria's route across the Pyrenees

A clip from the DVD documentary Cruzando la noche (“Crossing the night”), which traces St Josemaria’s route across the Pyrenees mountains in 1937.
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Crossing the Night

Crossing the Night In November 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, in very painful circumstances, St Josemaria had to escape from Spain in order to be able to carry on his apostolate in freedom. Like many other Spaniards he followed the route taken in peacetime by [...]
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Travelers from USA & Canada

The “Associació d’Amics del Camí de Pallerols de Rialb a Andorra” – association of friends of the Pallerols track from Rialp to Andorra – was created in 2002, centenary of the birth of St. Josemaria Escriva. Since then, they have worked to reconstruct the history [...]
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Are any of the people who trekked across the Pyrenees with St. Josemaria, such as Pedro Casciaro, still alive? Did they become Opus Dei priests?

All seven of the people who trekked across the Pyrenees with St Josemaria have now died. Pedro Casciaro and Francisco Botella were ordained as priests in 1946, and Jose Maria Albareda was ordained in 1959. For further details, see How and why did Father [...]
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How and why did Father Josemaria decide to escape across the Pyrenees Mountains?

Spain was divided into two conflicting zones by the Spanish Civil War. After living in hiding in Madrid for over a year, Father Josemaria found himself faced with a choice of staying on there without knowing how long the situation would drag on, in constant [...]
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Josemaría Escrivá in the Spanish Civil War

Saint Josemaria Escriva's experiences during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.
Tags: Suffering, Faith, Spanish Civil War, History, Crossing the Pyrenees, Franco, Forgiveness, Film
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Second “Paths to Freedom across the Pyrenees” Day Celebrated in Andorra

On December 2, 1937, St Josemaria arrived in Andorra after crossing the Pyrenees mountain range from Spain. To commemorate the anniversary of this expedition, Saturday November 22, the second “Paths to Freedom across the Pyrenees” day was held in the Auditori Rocafort at the Centre [...]
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Association of Friends of the Pallerolls-de-Rialp to Andorra Way

During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) one of the ways of getting from the Republican to the Nationalist zone of Spain was to get across the Pyrenees to France, and then enter Spain again via Hendaye. Saint Josemaria was one of many people who followed [...]
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