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St. Josemaria at Work before Sunrise

Since 2012, the Mass of St. Josemaría Escrivá has been an annual event at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in V&G Subdivision, Tacloban City, Philippines. In the days leading up to the mass, the parish also has the custom of praying a novena to St. [...]
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Chinasa, Nigeria

Chinasa is currently living with her husband and two lovely children in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Cooperator of Opus Dei and she works in a Bank as the Head of the Team of Banking Assistants. What is the meaning of life for you? For me, [...]
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Thomas, USA

Thomas, 21, lives in Tampa, Florida. He is studying history and literature at Harvard and this year is working for a Real Estate firm. “God keeps me grounded.” What is the meaning of life for you? To enrich the world around me and to leave the world [...]
Tags: Friendship, Youth, Sacraments, June 26, US, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Py, Taiwan

Py, 25, lives in Taipei, Taiwan. She works as a financial operator. “Life is about learning how to love.” What is the meaning of life for you? Life is about learning how to love. Why do you think life is worth living? It is worth living because [...]
Tags: June 26, happiness, Taiwan, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Sofia, Mexico

Sofia, 27, is from Monterrey, Mexico. She works as a lawyer, wife and mother. What is the meaning of life for you? It’s a time God gives us to be happy, do his Will and follow the path that will take us to Heaven at the [...]
Tags: Heaven, Jesus Christ, June 26, happiness, Mexico, Christians in the middle of the world
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Martin-Endje, Equatorial Guinea

Martin-Endje Ngonde Maguga was born in Bomudi (Equatorial Guinea), and is 81. He is married to Naty Oma Bokamba and they have three children. He met St Josemaria several times, including in April 1969, when he had the chance to talk with him in Rome [...]
Tags: Vatican II, June 26, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Dasum, Corea

Dasom is studying for a Master’s in public administration in Seoul, South Korea. She became a Catholic two years ago. “I tell my friends I don't know everything about God, but one thing is clear - He is generous!” What is the meaning of life for [...]
Tags: Study, June 26, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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Mass of St Josemaria in Dubai

As in other places around the world, a Mass in honour of St Josemaria was celebrated in Dubai, on June 15, 2014. Caterina is Italian and was staying in Dubai on Sunday June 15. She heard that Mass in honour of St Josemaria was being celebrated [...]
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St Josemaria’s death as related by Alvaro del Portillo

On June 26, 1975, the last day of his earthly life, the Father arose at his usual hour. Assisted by Fr. Javier Echevarría, he celebrated holy Mass, a votive Mass in honor of our Lady, shortly before 8:00, in the oratory of the Most Holy [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Alvaro del Portillo, Heaven, Church, June 26, Pope Paul VI, Josemaria Escriva
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Gaëlle, France

Gaëlle is French, currently studying on a Year Abroad in Rome. She was converted two years ago and is getting married next year. “Yes, I’ll go to Mass on June 26 for the feast of St Josemaria. That day is also my birthday, and I’m [...]
Tags: Conversion, Faith, Unity of life, June 26, France, Christians in the middle of the world