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With the Family at Nazareth

In the Footprints of our Faith The town of Nazareth has about 70,000 inhabitants today, but in our Lord’s times it was merely a little village of about a hundred people, most of whom worked on the land. The village was situated at the foot of [...]
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The Wedding Feast at Cana

In the Footprints of our Faith The Gospel account of the miracle at Cana is astonishing in its simplicity, while never losing its richness of detail. “There was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to [...]
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Bethany: Shrine of the Raising of Lazarus

In the Footsteps of our Faith The Gospels tell us that Jesus had no place to rest his head, but they also tell us that he had many good, close friends, eager to have him stay in their homes (Christ is Passing By, 108). Outstanding [...]
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The Church of the Beatitudes at Tabgha

In the Footprints of our Faith At the beginning of his public life, Jesus “went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, [...]
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Lake Genesaret and Tabgha: the Church of the Primacy of St Peter

In the footprints of our Faith Few places in the Holy Land are so directly linked to the New Testament as Lake Gennesaret (Genesareth), also known as the Sea of Galilee and Lake Tiberias. In other places, two thousand years of history have brought dramatic changes [...]
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A village named Emmaus

In the footprints of our Faith Christ’s resurrection in the early hours of Sunday morning is a fact that the Gospels state clearly and firmly. The first testimonies to the fact of the empty tomb were offered by the holy women and the Apostles Peter and [...]
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The Temple at Jerusalem

In the footprints of our Faith “When the time came for the mother’s purification, according to the law of Moses, they took the Child to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord” (cf. Holy Rosary, fourth joyful mystery). For Christians Jerusalem, the Holy City, holds [...]
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Sixth volume of Studia et Documenta published

Sixth volume of Studia et Documenta published New historical studies on Opus Dei and its founder Over 100 articles published For the sixth year running the St Josemaria Historical Institute in Rome has brought out its regular contribution to the historiography of Opus Dei and its founder. [...]
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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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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 [...]
Tags: Founding of Opus Dei, History, Madrid