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We started calling him Father

I remember that I met the Father – that was what we called St Josemaria – after the end of the Spanish Civil War. He used to come to Valladolid with some other people in Opus Dei, and began to meet university students, among them my [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Retreat
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"Opus Dei: Decoding God’s Work," a new documentary from Salt + Light Television (Canada)

Salt + Light Television is a Canadian Catholic television network, which broadcasts a variety of programming, including original documentaries. Salt + Light is endorsed by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, and has no connection with Opus Dei. Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., C.E.O., of the [...]
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Scott Hahn’s latest book: his ‘spiritual journey’ in Opus Dei

Scott Hahn, the popular Catholic author and speaker, has published a book about Opus Dei and the theological background to the teachings of St Josemaría Escrivá. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA, and author of Rome Sweet Home and many [...]
Tags: books, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life
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About the Opus Dei's message

People have sometimes said that Opus Dei was organised internally along the lines of secret societies. What is to be thought of such a statement? Could you give us, with this in mind, your own idea of the message you wanted to address to men [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Holiness, Ordinary life
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Celebration for Africa on Madison Avenue

Harambee, a charitable foundation established on the occasion of the canonization of the founder of Opus Dei, held a fundraising event in Manhattan on May 15. Opus Dei members and others helped organize a fundraising event for HarambeeUSA on May 15. More than 200 people attended [...]
Tags: Canonization, Charity, Education, Opus Dei, Solidarity
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How and Why Did You Found Opus Dei?

Would you describe how and why you founded Opus Dei and the events that you consider the major milestones in its development? Why? The only explanation for things that are born of God's will is that He has wanted to use them as an expression of [...]
Tags: Founding of Opus Dei, Opus Dei
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Film Showing the Real Opus Dei Released

A new video showing the real Opus Dei will be released in New York on April 19 by the St. Josemaría Institute, with the title "Passionately Loving the World: Ordinary Americans Living the Spirituality of St. Josemaría." April 17, 2006 The new program features Opus [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Opus Dei, Ordinary life
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Work and people in Opus Dei

The vocation to Opus Dei in no way changes or modifies a person’s condition or state in life. And since man’s condition, his lot, is to work, the supernatural vocation to holiness and apostolate according to the spirit of Opus Dei confirms this human vocation [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Work, Vocation
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Why Opus Dei?

Interview with Peter Forbarth (Time) given on 15 April 1967 1. Would you explain the central mission and objectives of Opus Dei? On what precedent did you base your ideas for the Association? Or is Opus Dei something unique, totally new within the Church and Christianity? [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, History, Opus Dei, Ordinary life
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The influence of Opus Dei in Spain

Some people, precisely because of the presence of laymen of Opus Dei in influential positions in Spanish society [in 1967], speak of the influence of Opus Dei in Spain. Can you explain what this influence is? Opus Dei’s influence in civil society is not of a [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Citizenship, Opus Dei, Politics