Video. 2015 marks the 40th anniversay of the inauguation of the Shrine at Torreciudad, which opened in July 1975. In 1972, St. Josemaria spoke about the construction of this Marian shrine, during a large get-together in Barcelona.
Aug 4: Feast day of St John Mary Vianney, the Curé d’Ars
St Josemaria always had recourse to the intercession of the Curé of Ars, who is the patron of secular clergy, with great faith. His first journey to the town of Ars, to see the place where St John Marie Vianney worked as a priest and to pray at his tomb, was in 1953.
Articles and studies
St Josemaría learned the first lessons of Christian life, of joyful service to others, in his life with his parents: José Escriva and Dolores Albas.
On St Josemaría's feast, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston noted that "St. Josemaría left everything, casting aside fear and followed God's plan." We offer some excerpts of the homily given on June 20, 2015, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston.
Talking to God
Divine filiation is at the foundation of St. Josemaria's teachings. We offer some texts to meditate on God's love for each person. "I do not know how it strikes you…, but I feel I must tell you how moved I am whenever I read the words of the prophet Isaiah: I have called you, you are mine! It is enough to make one go mad with Love!"
Gina Garcia danced ballet professionally for years and is now a home-maker, a part-time ballet teacher, and also teaches Parenting Education courses as a volunteer. On raising kids, she says, "The greatest challenge is in reminding ourselves that these are the children we taught to think and encouraged to express their ideas. We need to listen to their ideas and open our own minds to different perspectives"
Articles and studies
St Josemaría Escrivá personally encouraged the setting up of Netherhall House in the 1950s as a residence for students from all over the world. He spent several summers in Britain between 1958 and 1962, and considered London a "crossroads of the world" where different cultures could enrich one another and work together for building a better society. Read here the article "Netherhall House, London: The Commonwealth dimension".
Questions & Answers
Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy, and asks the faithful to practise the works of mercy during this year. What are they? Download pdf, epub and kindle.
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
Thank you very much, St Josemaria, because through your blessed intercession I received a favor that was very special for me and my daughter. I am infinitely grateful to God and the Blessed Virgin for always being there for me and helping me.
I am a historian. More than a year ago I sent several articles to different academic journals to be considered for publication. Some weeks ago I began to pray to Saint Josemaria.
I did the Novena for Work, praying through St Josemaria’s intercession for a job for my brother-in-law, who was unemployed. Today, just as I was beginning a new Novena, to finish on 26th June (St. Josemaria’s feastday).