On July 26, 2011, I was flying to Poland, changing flights in Amsterdam. I was half-asleep, listening to music. A man was sitting on my right and a girl on my left who was upset about a problem with her luggage. The man said “Wow, [...]
Tags: Madrid, Opus Dei, God, There be Dragons
It is now 40 years since Saint Josemaria's visit to Madrid during his catechetical trip in Spain and Portugal, in 1972. In Madrid he revisited the places where he had begun Opus Dei's apostolate in the 1930s.
During the catechetical trip that St Josemaria made to [...]
Tags: Madrid, Opus Dei, Catechetical trips
St Josemaria understood that suffering has a place in the plan of the Redemption. At the same time, he often said, “If it’s possible to get rid of physical pain, it should be got rid of. There’s enough suffering in life already! And when it [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Madrid
Many years ago, before any of these districts even existed, I used to go to the King's Hospital, many, many years ago, over forty, where were you all then...?
And I remember that by the bedside of a woman with tuberculosis, - because tuberculosis was [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Madrid, Opus Dei
For St Josemaria, Madrid was the place where he found God’s will for his life. Below are the summaries of four suggested tours, which focus on significant episodes in his life and message, including divine sonship, the sanctification of work, and apostolate. Finally there is [...]
Tags: Youth, Madrid, Josemaria Escriva
This tour of some streets in Madrid highlights some events in St Josemaria’s life. A notable aspect was his experience of divine sonship – the fact of having God for his Father – expressed in trust in God’s providence, simplicity in talking to God, a [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Divine sonship, Madrid, sick
August 8, 2011. (Romereports.com) During the Angelus, in the pope's summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, Benedict XVI asked all faithful to pray for the upcoming World Youth Day in Madrid, to be held from August 18th to 21st.
"As we approach the celebration of the [...]
Tags: Youth, Madrid, Pope Benedict XVI
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
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’.”
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Tags: Founding of Opus Dei, Madrid