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Statement regarding Opus Dei, Saint Josemaria Escriva, and Roland Joffe's film "There Be Dragons"

The U.S. communications office of Opus Dei has received some media inquiries about the upcoming movie "There Be Dragons," directed by Roland Joffe. Opus Dei’s founder, Saint Josemaria Escriva, is one of the main characters in the film. At the request of the film’s producers, the [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Film, There be Dragons

Who was Josemaria Escrivá

A brief bio of Saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei.
Tags: Opus Dei, life, Film

The late Josefina Magno, MD, hero to terminally sick patients and their families

Probably the most renowned woman in Opus Dei in the United States was the late Josefina Magno, M.D., widely regarded as one of the founders of the hospice movement in the United States. Hospice care gives patients with terminal illnesses and their families the support [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Opus Dei, Work, Women, US, supernumerary

New research on the history of Opus Dei

The fourth number of Studia et Documenta (2010), a journal written mainly in Spanish and Italian about the history of Opus Dei and its founder St Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, has just come out. The theme of one section of this issue is educational initiatives [...]
Tags: Study, History, Madrid, Opus Dei, Devotion, Australia, US, Italy

Josemaria Escriva, a man of contrasts

When I started work on a biography of Josemaria Escriva (El Hombre de Villa Tevere / “The Man of Villa Tevere”, 1995), the most troubling question in my mind was whether or not there was a “man” to write about; whether, now that the living [...]
Tags: History, books, Opus Dei, Rome

Putting Down Roots

Putting Down Roots is the exciting story of the beginnings of Opus Dei in the U.S. It tells how Fr. Joseph Muzquiz -one of the first three priests of Opus Dei- came to America in 1949 to begin Opus Dei. At the time, only a [...]
Tags: books, Opus Dei

Faculty of Communication at the University of Navarre

More than fifty years’ work and 5,500 alumni prove the value of the teaching done by the Faculty of Communication at the University of Navarre, Spain, which is a reference point in the world of communications and the media. A persistent characteristic throughout these years is [...]
Tags: culture, Opus Dei, University, Communication

A Way Through the World

Un cammino attraverso il mondo (“A Way Through the World”), published at the end of 2008 by Lindau in Italy (www.lindau.it), is an anthology of texts taken from the writings of St. Josemaria Escrivá. It includes extracts from his books, homilies, interviews, letters and diaries, [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, culture, History, books, Opus Dei

The birthday of "alternative" feminism?

St Valentine’s Day is an important day for most people but this year it is especially important. Why? Is it going to be particularly chocolate-filled? Will there be a mountain of roses? No. It will be the 80th anniversary of the start of the women’s [...]
Tags: Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei, Vatican II, Women

February 14: Help me to give thanks

St Josemaria was surprised and delighted when, a few months after October 2, 1928, God made him realize that Opus Dei was also for women.
Tags: February 14 , Opus Dei, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Women