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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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Inaugural message at the Opening Ceremony of the symposium “Holiness and the World”

‘A song of praise to God arises from this vale of tears. Around God’s throne there is a growing choir of the redeemed, whose lives are now a selfless progress of love and glorification. Not only in heaven are these voices heard; they rise from [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Citizenship, Pope, Holiness
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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. [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, books
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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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The Universality of the Church

A summary of the article by Msgr. Ocariz, vicar general of Opus Dei, in which he unpacks St Josemaria’s many references to the universality of the Church. When St Josemaria spoke and wrote about the Church he explained how she is one, holy, catholic and [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Church, Opus Dei, Pope, Vatican II
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Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, Vicar General of Opus Dei. Rome, October 10, 2002

La narrazione della prima pesca miracolosa, che abbiamo letto nel Vangelo, culmina con la chiamata di Pietro e di alcuni suoi compagni a lasciare tutto per seguire Cristo (Cfr. Lc 5, 10). San Josemaría contemplò più volte questa scena, considerando, tra l'altro, che il Signore [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Canonization, Interior life
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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