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Women of courage

In a gathering with Chilean girls in Santiago, July 7, 1974, St Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, talked about the holy women who appear in the Gospel. There is a woman, my daughters, whom we all love a lot, the Mother of Jesus, and our [...]
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The future of Opus Dei

In a gathering with thousands of people in Barcelona, Spain, November 26, 1972, St Josemaria was asked: Father, does Opus Dei contain the necessary dynamism to continue fulfilling people's needs in the future? My son, Opus Dei has just one thing, the desire to fulfill God's will [...]
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St Josemaria and my work as a painter

Ana Maria Balmaceda is a Chilean painter. She met St Josemaria in Santiago de Chile in 1974. She learned from him to fill her work with faith, to "blaze a trail to God through colors." "Keeping on painting when I don't feel like it.... that's [...]
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Meeting with St Josemaria Escriva in Peru

St. Escriva: Questions & Answers in Cañete, Peru (July, 9 1974) These are only excerpts of the question and answer portion of the meeting. It shows the fraternal and jovial nature of St. Escriva. In July 1974, Saint Josemaría Escrivá was in Peru, where he had several [...]
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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 [...]
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Any questions about Opus Dei?

Journalists asked St Josemaria... A series of questions from journalists about Opus Dei, answered by its founder St Josemaria Escriva, and published in the book Conversations with Msgr. Escriva (1968). 1- How and why did you found Opus Dei? 2- What is Opus Dei’s basic mission and what [...]
Tags: October 2, 1928, Founding of Opus Dei, Opus Dei, Politics, Vocation, calling, Opus Dei's foundational charisma
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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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How can I have patience with the public?

- Father, I work in the security section of a big company. How can I have patience with the public? How can I attend to everyone with Christian charity, with a permanent smile, while not weakening when I have to ensure that they keep the [...]
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Winning the last battle

- Why have you recently been laying so much stress on winning the last battle? - My daughter, it's not only recently -- I've always said the same! Because everyone longs for peace and no body wants to fight. Or rather, they want to make war [...]
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New "Chair of St. Josemaría Escrivá" Created

At the School of Theology´s request, on December 12, 2011 the University Rector of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome decreed the creation of a new Chair of St. Josemaría Escrivá within the Spiritual Theology Department. The Chair will not only focus on [...]
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