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St Josemaria gave me the certainty that God is a Father

The following is an interview with Maddalena Vintini from Verona, Italy. A lawyer, she and her husband Gianluca have three children. She has belonged to the Opus Dei Prelature for nearly 30 years. In 2011 she gave up her law work to become head-teacher at [...]
Tags: February 14 , Passionately Loving the World, Family and work, Formation, Upbringing, Women, Opus Dei members
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Finding God while being a wife, a mother and a doctor

I was the eldest of six children. We grew up on the island of Gotland, Sweden, which has only one Catholic church, with 200 parishioners. My parents always tried to make sure we all got a good Catholic education and that we made friends with [...]
Tags: February 14 , Marriage, Vocation, Women, calling
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A domestic problem

I would like to share with you how St Josemaria intervened in a domestic problem. In November 2012 we bought some split-system air-conditioning equipment for our house. But through a technician we learnt on January 30, 2013 that the unit inside the house did not [...]
Tags: February 14 , favours of the founder of Opus Dei
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Among the roses, kiss the Cross

On February 14, 1971, St Josemaria wrote a brief note for himself: “Among the roses, kiss the Cross.” When we feel the thorns When we Christians have a hard time of it, it is because we are not giving to this life all its divine meaning. Where [...]
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February 14: A new anniversary

"February 14, 1930 and 1943: Historic dates for Opus Dei"An historical account of A. Vazquez de PradaSpeaking about the paradoxes of the founding, saint Josemaría would say one day: “The foundation of Opus Dei happened without me; the women’s branch, against my personal opinion; and [...]
Tags: February 14 , Founding of Opus Dei, Opus Dei, Priesthood, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Priestly soul, Women
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February 14: Surprised and delighted. A new anniversary

"February 14, 1930 and 1943: Historic dates for Opus Dei"An historical account of A. Vazquez de PradaSpeaking about the paradoxes of the founding, saint Josemaría would say one day: “The foundation of Opus Dei happened without me; the women’s branch, against my personal opinion; and [...]
Tags: February 14 , Founding of Opus Dei, Opus Dei, Priesthood, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Priestly soul, Women
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February 14: Help me to give thanks

St Josemaria was surprised and delighted when, a few months after October 2, 1928, God made him realize that Opus Dei was also for women.
Tags: February 14 , Opus Dei, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Women
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No fear!

From October 2, 1928 onwards St Josemaria’s life had only one meaning: to fulfil God’s Will, to be a faithful instrument to open up the path to holiness in the middle of the world that God had entrusted to him. It was a path to [...]
Tags: February 14 , Opus Dei, Women
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How Opus Dei came into being

St Josemaria recalls the dates of Opus Dei’s founding: October 2 1928, February 14 1930, and February 14 1943.
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New discoveries on Opus Dei founding

Historical Journal Studia et Documenta: Issue 3 just published. Historians and readers interested in the history of Opus Dei and its founder will find much to occupy their studies in Issue 3 (2009) of the journal Studia et Documenta, published March 2009. The majority of the [...]
Tags: February 14 , October 2, 1928, Study, Founding of Opus Dei, History