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Speech given by John Paul II for the Centennial of St Josemaria's birth. January 12, 2002

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to meet you at the end of the Conference held on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the Blessed Founder of Opus Dei. I greet the Prelate, Bishop Javier Echevarría, and I cordially thank him [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Pope John Paul II, Unity of life, Ordinary life
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The right kind of anti-clericalism

Interview with Msgr Fernando Ocariz, Vicar General of Opus Dei, on Christians and politics as seen by Founder of Opus Dei. Msgr Ocariz outline the scope of Saint Josemaria’s words on the relationship between Opus Dei, the Church, and the world of politics, clarifying what [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Citizenship, culture, Naturalness, Responsibility, Holiness, Vatican II, Ordinary life
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The Colosseum

The Colosseum In 1972 St Josemaría said in a homily, “I venerate with all my strength the Rome of Peter and Paul, bathed in the blood of martyrs, the centre from which so many have set out to propagate throughout the world the saving word [...]
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Homily of John Paul II. May 17, 1992

"Through many tribulations we must enter the Kingdom of God." To the two disciples walking along the road to Emmaus Jesus said: "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" Moreover, the first reading has enabled us [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, Divine sonship, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Work, Ordinary life, Beatification
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Homily pronounced by the Holy Father in the Canonization. October 6, 2002

"All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. With docility he allowed [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation
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Seeking God through ordinary work

John Paul I was elected Pope on August 26, 1978 and instantly gained everyone’s affection. Since his unexpected death on September 28, having been Pope for just thirty-three days, he has always been remembered as “the smiling Pope”. A few months before his election he [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Work, Unity of life, Ordinary life, Pope John Paul I
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The Message of St. Josemaría: Particularly Relevant Ideas for Today’s Society

The following article was written by Fr Martin Rhonheimer, Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and a priest of Opus Dei. It was presented at the Corporate Communication Professional Development Seminar, Pontifical University of the [...]
Tags: Church, Freedom, Responsibility, Work, Unity of life, Ordinary life