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1928-1930: The birth of Opus Dei: social, economic and political background in Spain

Father Josemaria Escriva, born in Barbastro, north-east Spain, in 1902, was ordained a priest in Saragossa in 1925. In mid-April 1927 he moved to the capital, Madrid, to study for a doctorate in law while working as assistant priest at the church of St Michael. [...]
Tags: Founding of Opus Dei, Spanish Civil War, History, Madrid, Isidoro Zorzano, Opus Dei name, Opus Dei's foundational charisma