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Pope Paul VI Letter to St Josemaria

Part of a letter written by the Holy Father, Pope Paul VI, to Msgr Josemaria Escriva, in 1964: “In your words we can see the vibrancy of the ardent, generous spirit of the whole Institution, which was born in our times as an expression of the [...]
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What have you done with your brother?

Pope Francis is continually calling on us to realize the importance of Christians being more concerned about the people who are sometimes left “on the periphery of our hearts”. His message is received loud and clear at Les Ecoles hall of residence for students in Paris, [...]
Tags: Charity, Generosity, Opus Dei, Solidarity, happiness, France, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis: St. Josemaria is a precursor of Vatican II

On the occasion of the International Symposium on "Saint Josemaria Escriva and Theological Thought," organized at the end of the Year of Faith by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, an academic institution inspired by him, the Supreme Pontiff Pope Francis addresses his affectionate [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Spain, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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St Josemaria and the Archangels

On Thursday, October 6, 1932, while St Josemaria Escriva was praying in the chapel of Saint John of the Cross during his retreat at the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Segovia, he was for the first time inwardly moved to invoke the three archangels and the [...]
Tags: Angels, Apostolate, Opus Dei
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Secret of Opus Dei: Fall in Love with Jesus

This interview, by J.Q. Tomanek for Ignitum Today, was published on July 10 2013 and was also mentioned in the National Catholic Register on July 24, 2013. Ms. Elia Rivera is the Executive Director of the St. Josemaria Institute in Woodridge, IL which is [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life, Josemaria Escriva
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Opus Dei makes the Gospel come alive

“With Opus Dei, my religion has become concrete and immediate” Know how St. Josemaria Escriva and his Opus Dei helped turn one Filipino priest’s faith of the gospel and Christ alive everyday in an interview online between journalist Ronald Reyes and Opus Dei priest and [...]
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“A Home from Home” in the UK

In an interview of 7 January 1967 with Tad Szulc of the New York Times, St Josemaría spoke about the work of Opus Dei in some Englishspeaking countries. He mentioned the work carried out by university halls of residence run by Opus Dei, providing “not [...]
Tags: Youth, Opus Dei, UK
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10 Questions about the St. Josemaria Institute

The St. Josemaria Institute was founded in the United States in 2006 to help people discover and explore the life and teachings of St. Josemaria, the “patron saint of ordinary life”, who has become a spiritual guide for thousands of people around the world. Elia [...]
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Forever in thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is part of Christian life, as we realize how much God has done for us and for others. St Josemaria developed gratitude as a virtue throughout his life, as those who lived with him recall. In December 1972 St Josemaria wrote, "There will come [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Gratitude, Alvaro del Portillo, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei
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The same cooking-pot

One recipe for everyone St Josemaria used to explain that he had “just one cooking-pot for everyone”, and the recipe was the search for holiness amidst everyday occupations. From that one cooking-pot comes nourishment for everyone: fathers, mothers, engineers, lawyers, workmen, and also priests… As Father [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Priesthood, Holiness, Vocation, Argentina