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Advent

Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! — He is about to arrive!

Audio

Advent Homily: The Christian Vocation

English audio of the homily on "The Christian Vocation", given by St Josemaria on December 2 1951, First Sunday of Advent. Download pdf.

Biography

A brief biography

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

The prelatic church of Opus Dei

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.

Multimedia

How to make an Advent Wreath

Instructions for making a simple Advent Wreath, to help the family prepare for Christmas.

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Prayer

The prayercard of St Josemaria in English and in other languages.

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Mexico

A job for my daughter

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!

Argentina

A grant

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.

Poland

Work

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.

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