When Josemaría was very little, his parents and grandparents taught him short, simple prayers to say during the day. Saint Josemaria never forgot them. He went on saying them for the rest of his life.
Here is a short collection of prayers for children, downloadable in pdf or epub format.
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.
Our Lady of Peace
A place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Blessed Alvaro Del Portillo.
Special timetable for the Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo.
Talking to God
The God of our faith is not a distant being, who contemplates our fate indifferently. He is a Father who loves his children ardently – a Creator God who overflows with love for those whom he creates. And he grants us the great privilege of being able to love, and so transcend the limits of what is temporary and passing.
On February 17, 1949, Fr. Joseph Muzquiz, a young Spanish priest, arrived in Chicago to start Opus Dei’s activities in the United States. His cause of canonization was opened in Boston in 2011.
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
I would like to testify that, thank God, through St Josemaria’s intercession, when we finished a novena my daughter got the job she was praying for so much. Blessed and praised be Thou O Lord for hearing my prayer!
I have been praying to God through St. Josemaria’s intercession for some time to get a scholarship in an important institution which offered the chance of a challenging career. In 2010 I applied to it without success.
I spent about three years looking for work, but unsuccessfully. On the internet I found the novena to St. Joseph and one to St. Josemaria. After less than a month of praying, I obtained the job I wanted.