Videoclip documentary about Opus Dei and its founder, St Josemaria. It starts with the voice of St John Paul II on the day of St Josemaria’s beatification, May 17, 1992.
Msgr. Joaquin Alonso recalls a meeting in Rome in 1974 between Archbishop Oscar Romero and Saint Josemaria, which gave him the opportunity to get to know the future Blessed quite well.
Questions & Answers
On the feast of Pentecost, the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Who is the Holy Spirit? What was the descent of the Holy Spirit like? How does He act in the lives of Christians? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?
The Novena to the Holy Spirit is a long-standing custom through which the Church encourages the faithful to prepare for the descent of the Holy Spirit in the best possible way.
Some prayers to the Holy Spirit, in preparation for Pentecost, are downloadable here in pdf and epub format.
Lucy and her family are Mexican. For the past 15 years, they have spent every Holy Week participating in a Family Rural Project. They have discovered that vacations are primarily family activities and therefore an ideal opportunity to grow together as a family, or in other words, that after their vacations they should each be a slightly better person.
Marian month of May
Saint Josemaría visited Portugal frequently, and never omitted a stop at Fatima. On one of those occasions, April 14, 1970, as he arrived on Portuguese soil, he gave the reason for his trip.
In the month of May, which is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, pilgrimages are frequently organized to her shrines, to visit her and honour her as our Mother.
Talking to God
The Catholic faith sees Mary as a sign of God's special love. God calls us his friends; his grace acts in us, winning us from sin, enabling us to reflect in some way the features of Christ. We start wanting to speak to her, who is also our mother.
Bishop Alvaro del Portillo
The feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo will be celebrated for the first time on May 12, 2015. He was beatified on September 27, 2014, in Madrid, Spain, the city where he was born. St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, chose Alvaro when he was a very young man to be the person who worked mostly closely with him for the rest of his life.
The theme of the monographic study section of Volume 9 of the journal Studia et Documenta
is Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, beatified on September 27, 2014 - the centenary year of his birth. Four articles, preceded by an Introduction, analyze several aspects of the life of St. Josemaría's first successor at the helm of Opus Dei.
A publication from the St. Josemaria Institute, based on Saint Josemaria's writings is available in pdf and printed format. Intended for both married and engaged couples, it presents the sacrament of marriage as a "true path to holiness, an image of Christ's spousal love for his Church."
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
Once again Saint Josemaria has interceded for us in our needs. I began the Novena for work for someone in my family to find a job that he could combine with his family life and his physiotherapy course.
As I have received a favour from St Josemaria I want to tell about it here because I think that if I have asked him for something and he has granted it to me, it is only fair to put it in writing. I am a university lecturer, and as I don’t earn enough to support my family (three children), I set up courses independently to boost my income.
I am a doctor and I came to Germany alone. Getting a work permit was a huge task. I put my trust in God and prayed hard to St Josemaria. Result: I have residency in Europe, a job for several years and a permit to practice medicine for two years.
I want to thank God, through St Josemaria’s intercession, for granting one of the many favours I have been asking of him for some time now through the Novena for Work.