Talking to God
Dear Lady, Mother of God and my Mother, not in the remotest way do I wish that you may ever be anything less than Mistress and Empress of the whole of creation.
August 23, 1971
So we know little about the extraordinary graces that he received. But we do know some of them: for instance, that of August 23, 1971, in Caglio, northern Italy.
In the Footprints of our Faith
“And immediately, while he was still speaking, a cock crowed. The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:60-62).
The part of Jerusalem where this episode took place was on the eastern slope of Mount Sion, not far from the Cenacle (the room of the Last Supper). In the time of Jesus this was a residential district, looking over the Cedron and Hinnom valleys.
The new prayer card of Saint Josemaria en Turkish has just come out.
In the download section of the website, we offer the prayer card of the Founder of Opus Dei in more than 75 languages, such as in Tamil (India), Kazakh, Armenian, etc.
Alvaro del Portillo's Beatification
Official Website of the Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo
All the information about the Beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria, is available in www.alvaro14.org: registration and tickets, program, volunteers, press, etc.
Special timetable for the Beatification
A place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Bishop Alvaro.
Video. A teacher, a father, a man of God, a faithful man... these are the memories different people who met Bishop del Portillo.
Bishop Alvaro del Portillo
Video. Harambee Africa International, in conjunction with the organizing committee for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo.
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
The possibility arose that I might move to a different workplace still with the same company. It would be closer to home and with different responsibilities. A friend gave me the Novena for Work...
I want to bear witness to a favor from Saint Josemaria that has been granted to me today. I suffer from severe lactose intolerance, and since I could hardly eat anything on offer, I decided not to pay the charge for the university campus restaurant.
Reading the favors published on the internet encouraged me to invoke St Josemaria too. I was suffering from attacks of fever and cardiomuscular problems.
I am an architect working in Switzerland and in November of last year was told that I was being laid off after working almost 10 years with a company. I was heart-broken as they had become like my family but business was not good and it was a difficult decision - even for them - to make.
Py, 25, lives in Taipei, Taiwan. She works as a financial operator. “Life is about learning how to love.”
Chinasa is currently living with her husband and two lovely children in Lagos, Nigeria: "God is My Friend. He lives in my heart in grace."
Thomas, 21, lives in Tampa, Florida. He is studying history and literature at Harvard and this year is working for a Real Estate firm. “God keeps me grounded.”
Questions & Answers
In Christian usage, the word “church” designates the liturgical assembly, but also the local community or the whole universal community of believers. These three meanings are inseparable. “The Church” is the People that God gathers in the whole world.