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The use of Sacred Scripture in the writings of Saint Josemaria

In a certain sense we can fully understand the accomplishments of St. Josemaría, or the graces he received, when we come to understand his use of the Scriptures. For, in Opus Dei, he worked out a thoroughly biblical spirituality; and he himself saw the institution [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Passionately Loving the World, Contemplation, Gospel, Church, Vatican II, writings of the founder of Opus Dei, Sacred Scripture
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Faith and Life in St Josemaria Escriva

For the Year of Faith we publish an article by Giulio Maspero, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, forthcoming in no. 55 of Romana, Bulletin of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. Download the full text of the article in PDF here 1. Introduction: [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Faith, Unity of life, Josemaria Escriva, Year of Faith
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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
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A shared life

Our life, whether considered in its purely natural aspect or in its supernaturally oriented spiritual dimension, that is, particularly our Christian life, is by definition a shared life. I think we need to be reminded of this fundamental truth about ourselves, since there are now many [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Generosity
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The Human Realism of Sanctity

"In the twentieth century, we have witnessed a clarification of the role of the ordinary Christian in the Church". According to an article published in L’Osservatore Romano, Navarro Valls affirms that since the foundation of Opus Dei in 1928, Josemaria Escriva's contribution to this new [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Holiness, Work, Vocation
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Africa, its people and the message of Josemaria Escrivá

The goal which I propose to you – better still the goal that God sets for you - is holiness. This message of saint Josemaria came to Africa almost 50 years ago. The following article highlights the reception of saint Josemaria’s message as something personal, [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Responsibility, Holiness, Solidarity
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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 Early Days of Opus Dei in Boston as Recalled by the First Generation (1946-1956)

This is a documentary account of the first trips members of Opus Dei made to Boston and Cambridge, Mass. (U.S.) and the subsequent development of the apostolate there, primarily among students and professors at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It covers the period [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Citizenship, Youth, Optimism, Opus Dei, University
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A deeply human book

In late 1932, the founder of Opus Dei, a young Spanish priest named Josemaría Escrivá, ran off on a primitive mimeograph machine a 15-page pamphlet entitled Spiritual Considerations, which he distributed among people to whom he was giving spiritual advice. It contained 262 numbered considerations. [...]
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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