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Any questions about Opus Dei?

Journalists asked St Josemaria... A series of questions from journalists about Opus Dei, answered by its founder St Josemaria Escriva, and published in the book Conversations with Msgr. Escriva (1968). 1- How and why did you found Opus Dei? 2- What is Opus Dei’s basic mission and what [...]
Tags: October 2, 1928, Founding of Opus Dei, Opus Dei, Politics, Vocation, calling, Opus Dei's foundational charisma
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Opus Dei’s First Steps in Madrid

On finishing the spiritual retreat during which he had received the light to found Opus Dei, St Josemaria returned to his many activities in Madrid. At the same time, he started to look for people with whom he could begin the new apostolate that God [...]
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St Josemaria Escriva in Madrid: the founding of Opus Dei

Fr Josemaria Escriva moved to Madrid in April 1927. He once said, “It was in Madrid that I received my mission, and for that and other reasons I feel that I have full right to call myself ‘a person of Madrid’.” Download this article and a [...]
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Did Josemaria have the vision of Opus Dei just like it comes in the movie?

It was substantially the same, according to the account left by St Josemaria. It happened on October 2, 1928, while he was doing a spiritual retreat. There, alone in his room, he saw what God wanted of him, and Opus Dei was born as a [...]
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St Josemaria websites in Croatian and Dutch

Websites in two new languages have been added to the eight currently available. Now the St Josemaria website is also accessible in Croatian and Dutch. Spoken by over 27 million people all over the world, Dutch is a West Germanic language. Most native speakers live [...]
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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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St Josemaria and the meaning of suffering

St Josemaria often recalled that at the start of Opus Dei he had no resources at all humanly speaking, and relied on supernatural resources: prayer and suffering offered to God.
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Founding of Opus Dei, Madrid
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Early Days in Madrid

In mid-April 1927 Father Josemaria moved to Madrid, to study for a doctorate in law while working as assistant priest at the church of St Michael. Having almost no contacts there, he first stayed in modest lodgings, but soon transferred to a residence for priests [...]
Tags: October 2, 1928, Founding of Opus Dei, Madrid, Prayer, Poverty, Priesthood
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What kind of people did Father Josemaria Escriva work with in Opus Dei’s early years?

As a priest, Father Escriva ministered to all sorts of different people. He was chaplain to the “Foundation for the Sick”, a religious institution for women who dedicated their lives to the poorest of the poor in the slums of Madrid. One of these women, [...]
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