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Prelate’s Audience with Pope Francis

The Prelate wished to manifest to the Pope the affection and unity of intentions of all the Prelature’s faithful. At present, the Prelature has 90,000 faithful, of whom 2,051 are priests, and the rest are men and women who strive to attain holiness in the [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarria: “Pope Francis will feel Benedict XVI’s spiritual strength and companionship”

Interview with Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, published March 24, 2013 in the Spanish daily La Razon. The new Pope, says Bishop Echevarria, “will often find support in the rich, ever-relevant teachings of Benedict XVI.” LR: How did you receive the news that we [...]
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Statement by the Prelate of Opus Dei on the Election of Pope Francis

This is a moment of great joy for Catholics all over the world. Pope Francis is the 265th successor of Peter. From the moment the white smoke was first seen we have welcomed him with great thanks. And now, following the example of Benedict XVI, [...]
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I Will Not Leave You Orphans

An article published in ABC in Spain, written by Bishop Javier Echevarria, about Benedict XVI and his teachings. “I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18), Christ told his Apostles. He promised to send them the Holy Spirit, who would make them more fully children [...]
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Reading The Way in Afghanistan

A Portuguese girl tells the Prelate of Opus Dei about a wounded soldier reading The Way, and asks how to make the most of this book.
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Andorra remembers St Josemaria

It was the cold early morning of December 2, 1937, when a group of eight people, who had been enduring many days of cold, hunger and fear in the wooded mountains, arrived at Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra, where they were able to enter the [...]
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What drives development is a Christian heart

The Christian heart and social development. Reflections on St Josemaria's teachings. A paper given by Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, for the Study Day in commemoration of Harambee’s tenth anniversary, October 5, 2012. Dear friends of Harambee-Africa, The tenth anniversary of your association leads us directly [...]
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10 questions for Bishop Javier Echevarria about St Josemaria

Did St Josemaria ever get tired of serving God? How did he react to his failures? And to difficulties? What was his secret for staying faithful and in love with God? These and other questions are answered by Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, [...]
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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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I'm about to make my First Holy Communion

Every year many young people go to Rome to spend Holy Week close to the Pope in the centre of Christianity. The Prelate of Opus Dei took part in an informal gathering with a group of girls, and Andreia, Brazilian, who is about to make her [...]
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