December 12, the anniversary of one of her apparitions, is a national holiday. From the evening before, people from all over the country, and Mexicans who normally live abroad, wait outside the doors of the Basilica all night in order to be among the first to go in and greet her. St Josemaria's first trip to Latin America in May 1970.
Talking to God
No matter how much you may love, you will never love enough.
The human heart is endowed with an enormous coefficient of expansion. When it loves, it opens out in a crescendo of affection that overcomes all barriers.
Anna Riina is from Finland. I was received into the Catholic Church three years ago. What struck her most about the St Josemaria's message is that she can offer everything she does to God: work, study, time with her friends, everything.
Many thousands of Romans lined the streets of Rome when Pope Francis prayed before the statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
Articles and studies
Bethlehem and its surroundings occupy a gently undulating landscape. Terraces have been cut into the sloping sides of some of the ridges, and planted with olive-trees...
Christmas 1947 was approaching. In a students’ hall of residence in Madrid, Spain, St Josemaria suggested to some young men in Opus Dei to compose or choose some popular carols they could sing in family get-togethers.
Wishing people a happy Christmas is a long-standing custom and very natural thing to do. Here are some downloadable Christmas cards with photographs of St Josemaria, taken during Christmases 1968 and 1969.
Pope Francis has issued his first Apostolic Exhortation on Tuesday, Evangelii Gaudium, translated into English as The Joy of the Gospel. The 224-page document outlines the Pope’s vision for a missionary Church, whose “doors should always be open”.
Projects from around the world
Las Gravileas, a training center for women, has worked for sixteen years running intensive technical and business training programs for destitute women.
Questions & Answers
The word “Church” means a convocation or an assembly. It designates the assemblies of the people, usually for a religious purpose. Why was the Church born? How does the Church continue Christ’s mission through history? What is the mission of the Church?
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
Twice I have got a job after saying the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. Both times I received a job offer within one month.
At the Easy Coach Bus stage in Nairobi when, as I was assisting a mama with a child to put label tags on her luggage. In the confusion someone took my precious bag and disappeared into one of the buses.
I have planned to treat my parents to a Beyond I do seminar for married couples. I have proposed to my father several times but it seems that he is not interested.