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The top 11 of 2011

Here are the 11 most viewed 2011 articles of this website: a film, a song, a prayer, a city, an event, a testimony, a letter, a documentary, a videoclip, a book and a game. 1 A film Interview With Roland Joffe in Rome There Be Dragons. [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Video-clip, mp3, Video, Audio

Suffering, a Caress from God

Many years ago, before any of these districts even existed, I used to go to the King's Hospital, many, many years ago, over forty, where were you all then...? And I remember that by the bedside of a woman with tuberculosis, - because tuberculosis was [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Madrid, Opus Dei

Devotion to St Josemaria in Hong Kong

During the past year, the machines in our laundry had been needing repair quite frequently. The repair man, who is mature and rather loud-voiced, would come punctually to our house to fix the machines. Each time he comes, he would ask for some prayer [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Devotion, prayer-card, Work of God

There Be Dragons in Australia

There Be Dragons, Roland Joffé’s fiction film based on real events in the life of St Josemaria, is going on show in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for limited runs in December 2011. The film, starring Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley and Olga Kurylenko, will be shown [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, There be Dragons

Who can belong to Opus Dei?

Venezuela, February 1975. "Father, for those who already know but haven’t heard you saying it directly, and for the many people here: who can belong to Opus Dei?"
Tags: Opus Dei, Opus Dei members, calling

Powering expansion

August 17, 2011. Madrid, Spain. Over a million young people homed in on Madrid to celebrate the 27th World Youth Day with Pope Benedict XVI. Around 12,000 of them came to Vistalegre to meet Bishop Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei and second successor of its [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Administration, assistant numerary

What does "Administration" mean in Opus Dei?

Sveta, from Russia, has asked to be admitted to Opus Dei as an Assistant Numerary. Bishop Echevarria reminds her to trust St Josemaria in all her apostolate.
Tags: Opus Dei, Administration, assistant numerary

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

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

Fishmonger and revolutionary

Carlos Martinez was a fishermonger. By the age of ten, he had joined the local communist cell. When he was 34, he learned from St Josemaria how to find God in his work. He thought this discovery needed to be written down. His notes have [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Opus Dei members, Associate