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The Entire Church Rejoices with your Priestly Ordination

On May 9, in Rome, Bishop Javier Echevarría conferred priestly ordination on 32 faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei. The ceremony took place in the basilica of San Eugenio. The new priests come from 14 countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, United [...]
Tags: Love of God, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Sacraments, Vocation, Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei members

St Josemaria’s favorite virtue? Sincerity.

Pippo (short for Giuseppe) Corigliano is from Naples, Italy, where he did a degree in engineering. In the 1970s he moved to Milan, Italy, and started to work in the media. From 1980 to 2011 he was in charge of the Opus Dei information office [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Sincerity, Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei members

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

By chance?

I am from South Korea, and have lived in Kyoto, Japan, since my marriage. I have three children. The oldest is Hikaru (Japanese for “light”), four years old; her Christian name is Anna Maria. Then comes Kaoru (“perfume”). He is two, and when he was [...]
Tags: Faith, Grace, family, Opus Dei members, calling, Japan

Everyday Holiness: The Life of Fr. Joseph Muzquiz

Father Muzquiz is the priest who began Opus Dei in the United States. His cause of canonization opened in Boston in June 2011. Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley said that “we are blessed that the cause of sainthood for Father Joseph Muzquiz, the priest who brought Opus [...]
Tags: Canonization, US, Opus Dei members

2012 Holds Multiple Anniversaries for Opus Dei

By JIM GRAVES, published by National Catholic Register The beginning of each of the past three decades has brought about a significant event for Opus Dei, whose mission is to promote holiness among laypeople as they go about their daily work. In 1982, Pope John Paul II [...]
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Who can belong to Opus Dei?

Venezuela, February 1975. "Father, for those who already know but haven’t heard you saying it directly, and for the many people here: who can belong to Opus Dei?"
Tags: Opus Dei, Opus Dei members, calling

Fishmonger and revolutionary

Carlos Martinez was a fishermonger. By the age of ten, he had joined the local communist cell. When he was 34, he learned from St Josemaria how to find God in his work. He thought this discovery needed to be written down. His notes have [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Opus Dei members, Associate

In water up to the neck

In the midst of financial pressures By the middle of 1952, the financial situation was to all appearances hopeless. There seemed to be no way of reducing the debt, searching for new loans and gifts produced no results, and—to add insult to injury—there was a recurrence [...]
Tags: Suffering, Opus Dei, Poverty, Opus Dei members, Consecrations of Opus Dei

The Beginnings of Kibondeni College, Nairobi

Kibondeni College is a corporate work of Opus Dei in Kenya, East Africa. This article's focus is the pre-history, the initial stages and the development of the school which started as a service unit alongside Strathmore and Kianda Colleges. The article seeks to highlight the [...]
Tags: Youth, school, Women, Kenya, Opus Dei members