Josemaría Escrivá visited Loreto for the first time on January 3 and 4, 1948. But the reason for his feeling especially indebted to Our Lady of Loreto referred to a different visit at a time of grave need. The 1950s were a time of severe suffering for St Josemaría because of misunderstandings and conflicts. Amidst these difficulties he decided to go to Loreto and entrust himself anew to our Lady’s protection.
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. She was converted to Catholicism 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.
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.
Talking to God
English audio of the homily on "The Christian Vocation", given by St Josemaria on December 2 1951, First Sunday of Advent.
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
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.
The favor granted through St. Josemaria’s intecession was confirmation of a job for which I asked his help to get it. Three days after I prayed for this I got the job.
For a long time my daughter wanted to move Bogota to work but she couldn’t find a way. I prayed to Saint Josemaria with great faith and he found her a job and a place to live.