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Masses Around the World on the Occasion of the Feast of St Josemaría Escriva

Just one month away from June 26, the day when the Church commemorates the feast of St Josemaria Escriva, an interactive map is available with information about the Masses to be celebrated on or around his feast-day. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Opus Dei founder's death in Rome on June 26, 1975, and for the first time a Mass of St Josemaria will be celebrated in Athens, Greece.

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The Blessed Trinity

The Feast of the Blessed Trinity is on the first Sunday after Pentecost. St Josemaria teaches us to praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit: "Learn to have a special devotion to the Blessed Trinity..."

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The Visitation

On May 31 the Church celebrates the feast of the Visitation of our Lady. "Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb! And how have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" (Luke 1:42)

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The Message of Saint Josemaria

Videoclip documentary about Opus Dei and its founder, St Josemaria. It starts with the voice of St John Paul II on the day of St Josemaria’s beatification, May 17, 1992.

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Bishop Romero was a Man of God

Msgr. Joaquin Alonso recalls a meeting in Rome in 1974 between Archbishop Oscar Romero and Saint Josemaria, which gave him the opportunity to get to know the future Blessed quite well.

Questions & Answers

Who is the Holy Spirit?

On the feast of Pentecost, the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Who is the Holy Spirit? What was the descent of the Holy Spirit like? How does He act in the lives of Christians? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

Testimonies

A very special kind of family vacation

Lucy and her family are Mexican. For the past 15 years, they have spent every Holy Week participating in a Family Rural Project. They have discovered that vacations are primarily family activities and therefore an ideal opportunity to grow together as a family, or in other words, that after their vacations they should each be a slightly better person.

Marian month of May

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Saint Josemaria, a Pilgrim at Fatima

Saint Josemaría visited Portugal frequently, and never omitted a stop at Fatima. On one of those occasions, April 14, 1970, as he arrived on Portuguese soil, he gave the reason for his trip.

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What is a Pilgrimage? How do You do One?

In the month of May, which is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, pilgrimages are frequently organized to her shrines, to visit her and honour her as our Mother.

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May, the Month of Mary

The Catholic faith sees Mary as a sign of God's special love. God calls us his friends; his grace acts in us, winning us from sin, enabling us to reflect in some way the features of Christ. We start wanting to speak to her, who is also our mother.

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St Josemaria speaks about Alvaro del Portillo

The feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo will be celebrated for the first time on May 12, 2015. He was beatified on September 27, 2014, in Madrid, Spain, the city where he was born. St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, chose Alvaro when he was a very young man to be the person who worked mostly closely with him for the rest of his life.

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Novena for a
Happy and Faithful Marriage

A publication from the St. Josemaria Institute, based on Saint Josemaria's writings is available in pdf and printed format. Intended for both married and engaged couples, it presents the sacrament of marriage as a "true path to holiness, an image of Christ's spousal love for his Church."

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Spain

A Job for My Daughter

I live in Murcia. I am the father of three daughters: A., 25, is a doctor; L, 23, qualified as a dental hygienist last December with high marks; and C., 15, is still at school. L. received a favor from St Josemaria which I want to relate here.
As everyone knows, in Spain at present it is especially hard for young people to get jobs when they have no work experience and need to start work.

El Salvador

A Special Favour

Thank you very much, Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. Ever since I was small, whenever I needed a favor I have appealed to you for help and you always helped me.