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Feast of St Josemaria in Greece

June 27, 2015, the Mass for the feast of St Josemaria was celebrated for the first time in Greece, in St Paul’s Church, Kokinakki Street, Athens. Families came for the Mass from different parts of the country including the Peloponnese and Thessaloniki.

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A New Biography of
St Josemaría

To the Ends of the Earth, by William Keenan, is the final volume of a compelling biography of St Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei.

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St Josemaria and the Marian Year for Families

Vídeo. Opus Dei is living a special year of prayer for families. June 26, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the death of Saint Josemaria, marks the halfway point of the year. Bishop Javier Echevarría recalls some advice from Saint Josemaría for families.

Testimonies

"Never Stop Working on Making Your Marriage Better"

Emily Marcucci, a Harvard grad from Massachusetts, has been married for 15 years and is mother to 8 children. "I would tell newly married couples to never stop working on making your marriage better and stronger with each passing day… It should be a daily concern to find ways to give yourself generously to your spouse."

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St. Josemaria Taught Me How to Work with Love

On June 26th, 1975, Ana Lorente happened to be in Opus Dei's central headquarters and on that day, she took a series of final photos of St. Josemaria, for posterity's sake.

June 26

What do Saints Work at from Heaven?

In preparation for the feast-day of St. Josemaria Escriva, Msgr. Joaquin Alonso explains how, as he promised, he is interceding for us from heaven.

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LAUDATO SI’
On Care For Our Common Home

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ first encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically reshaping our relationships with God, with our neighbours and with the natural world, he says, can we hope to tackle the threats facing our planet today. Download pdf.

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How Could I Not Bless Human Love?

Video.“I bless human love with both of my hands as a priest,” said St. Josemaría. He also recommended that spouses argue as little as possible and always make up at the end, asking one another for forgiveness.

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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."

Pray For Persecuted Christians

Tabgha: the Church of the Multiplication

Tabgha (Holy Land) was the site of a miracle worked by Jesus: the multiplication of the five loaves and two fish, with which our Lord fed five thousand men.

Questions & Answers

What are the Works of Mercy?

Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy, and asks the faithful to practise the works of mercy during this year. What are they? Download pdf, epub and kindle.

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Poland

I Kept on Praying the Novena

I prayed the Novena for Work and got a job within two months. In spite of this, I kept on praying the novena, and six months later I was given a job that was ideal in every way. I went on praying the novena to give thanks for the job, and to be able to do it well.

Spain

Renewing My Documentation

Yesterday Saint Josemaria granted me a favor: I needed to renew my National Identity Card and a friend of mine did too. To do this, we had to go to Madrid, which meant losing a morning’s work. We found a good day to go, and planned to do several other useful jobs at the same time.