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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

The mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá are contained in a casket located beneath the altar of the Church of Our Lady of Peace. Millions of people throughout the world turn to Saint Josemaría’s intercession to gain graces of every kind from God.

Downloads

Immaculate Conception Novena

Download the Immaculate Conception Novena with passages by St Josemaria in pdf, epub and kindle.

Testimonies

Because of two friends

Alice Agusto (Hong Kong) is married and has four children. She describes how receiving classes of Christian formation regularly helps her to be a better and happier person: "I can share from experience that there is always something new to learn."

Talking to God

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!

Questions & Answers

14 Questions about the Family

Answers offered by St Josemaria to questions about love in the family, family conflicts, parent-child relationships, raising children, and faith in the family.

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Poland

The perfect job for me

In October last year I lost my job. I sent my CV to lots of firms but only received three possible interviews. I was distraught. Then a friend recommended the novena to Saint Josemaria, and I began saying it that same day.

Spain

He has always answered me

Four years ago, by chance, I came across the Novena for Work. At that time I took over the management of the technical division of a big company, from a person who seemed to be irreplaceable because he had been in the job for so long. I began praying the novena every day and found that the difficulties I was faced with began to be sorted out.

Puerto Rico

Finishing the favor

A year and a half ago, I prayed to St Josemaria for a job for my dad. After several attempts he obtained a full-time permanent job. But just before Christmas the van he used for deliveries was damaged. His line manager said he could choose whether to wait for two weeks while the van was repaired or look for another job.

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