The Seven Sundays of St. Joseph is a devotion to the patron of the universal Church. On the seven Sundays preceding his feast, March 19, the faithful have traditionally contemplated seven sorrows and joys in his life. Illustrated leaflet downloadable in pdf.
Feb 11 - Our Lady of Lourdes
St Josemaria went to Lourdes, France several times. The book “At God’s Pace”
by François Gondrand contains a brief account of one of his visits to the Grotto at Lourdes on October 3, 1972.
"As always when in Lourdes, he stopped to drink the spring water. Then he went towards the site of the apparitions, where a ceremony was about to start. As soon as he saw the statue of the Virgin of the Rosary, he knelt on the ground."
Jubilee of Mercy
In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy”.
Read the full message here.
Have recourse to divine mercy: this is one of the things that the Prelate of Opus Dei suggests in the Pastoral Letter he has written about the Year of Mercy.
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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.
Talking to God
Written by Fr Francisco Faus, is available in pdf, epub and Kindle formats, in which, while meditating on texts by St Josemaria, we ask God through his intercession for the grace of learning to forgive.
Talking to God
How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost! Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy
Saint Josemaria Escriva was born in Barbastro, Spain, on 9 January 1902. He was ordained to the priesthood in Saragossa on 28 March 1925. On 2 October 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei.
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
St. Josemaria is always there for our family, keeping us company, and guiding us. I want to give thanks for two big favours that God granted us through his intercession. I needed an improvement at work and on the seventh day of the Novena for Work
, it was granted.
I want to express my gratitude that my friend’s son, who has been unemployed for several years, found a job. After praying the Novena for Work
several times he has got a good job.