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Andorra remembers St Josemaria

It was the cold early morning of December 2, 1937, when a group of eight people, who had been enduring many days of cold, hunger and fear in the wooded mountains, arrived at Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra, where they were able to enter the [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Crossing the Pyrenees, Opus Dei prelate, Josemaria Escriva
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Crossing the Night

Crossing the Night In November 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, in very painful circumstances, St Josemaria had to escape from Spain in order to be able to carry on his apostolate in freedom. Like many other Spaniards he followed the route taken in peacetime by [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Crossing the Pyrenees
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Two new books in English about St Josemaria

Two very different books have just appeared in English about Opus Dei founder St Josemaria. One is the second volume in a series by William Keenan entitled ‘St Josemaria Escriva and the Origins of Opus Dei’. The other is a translation of the vivid biographical [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, books, Opus Dei, Character, difficulties
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St. Josemaría Escrivá, Civil War and Forgiveness

By Jesús Colina ROME, JAN. 1, 2011 (www.zenit.org) This Spring, a movie will be released that will feature as one of the leading characters St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei, with themes of war, love and forgiveness. ZENIT spoke with Roland Joffe, the director of [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Forgiveness, Film, There be Dragons
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New Video Biographies of Saint Josemaría

Two new videos have been added to the Saint Josemaria YouTube channel. The videos (two short video biographies of Saint Josemaría) were prepared with the help of Professor John Coverdale, author of the first biography of Saint Josemaria written in the US. The first, [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Video-clip
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Fiesta for the Finding of the Rose

Sunday November 22, 2009 the traditional Fiesta of the Finding of the Rose was held in Pallerols de Rialp, in the Pyrenees mountains, Spain. The fiesta is organized every year by the Association of the Friends of Pallerols, in memory of the time when St Josemaria [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, History, Our Lady
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Second “Paths to Freedom across the Pyrenees” Day Celebrated in Andorra

On December 2, 1937, St Josemaria arrived in Andorra after crossing the Pyrenees mountain range from Spain. To commemorate the anniversary of this expedition, Saturday November 22, the second “Paths to Freedom across the Pyrenees” day was held in the Auditori Rocafort at the Centre [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Crossing the Pyrenees
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Association of Friends of the Pallerolls-de-Rialp to Andorra Way

During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) one of the ways of getting from the Republican to the Nationalist zone of Spain was to get across the Pyrenees to France, and then enter Spain again via Hendaye. Saint Josemaria was one of many people who followed [...]
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Pallerols commemorates the Rose of Rialp

About 200 people took part in the Holy Mass celebrated in the church at Pallerols on 21 November 2004 to commemorate the day when Saint Josemaría Escrivá found a rose at Rialp. The Association of Friends of the Pallerols-Andorra Way organised a celebration for the second [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Crossing the Pyrenees