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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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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 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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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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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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Loving the world in God and for God

Bishop Javier Echevarria’s contribution to a symposium on the history of the Church in Spain and Latin America, held in Seville, Spain, 2002 and entitled “Witnesses of the 20th century, teachers of the 21st”. Bishop Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, said that the seed that [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Love of God, God’s glory, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate