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St. Josemaria Institute

Two Loves, One Heart

I don’t know if St Josemaria took his inspiration from St Augustine on the numerous occasions when he preached this message. But whether or not the Founder of Opus Dei was inspired by the great Doctor of the Church, the echo is undeniable. Each Saint puts his finger on the tension within every Christian heart between human and divine love.

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Visit Rome, following the footsteps of St Josemaría

St Josemaria is a good guide to the many places in Rome that he himself visited to draw faith from the witness of the early Christians. This collection reveals the main traces of the history of the Catholic Church that are to be found in Rome, the Eternal City. Download in epub format.

Alvaro del Portillo's Beatification

Nigeria

An African Smile

Video. Less than a month remains for the beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria. We offer a trailer of the video: "An African smile". In this video Nigerians talk about what Don Alvaro means to them.

Special timetable for the Beatification

The prelatic church of Opus Dei

A place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Bishop Alvaro.

Personal testimonies

That's how Bishop Alvaro was

Video. A teacher, a father, a man of God, a faithful man... these are the memories different people who met Bishop del Portillo.

Official Website of the Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo

www.alvaro14.org

All the information about the Beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria, is available here.

News

Prayer card in Turkish

The new prayer card of Saint Josemaria en Turkish has just come out. In the download section of the website, we offer the prayer card of the Founder of Opus Dei in more than 75 languages, such as in Tamil (India), Kazakh, Armenian, etc.

In the Footprints of our Faith

St Peter in Gallicantu

“And immediately, while he was still speaking, a cock crowed. The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:60-62). The part of Jerusalem where this episode took place was on the eastern slope of Mount Sion, not far from the Cenacle (the room of the Last Supper). In the time of Jesus this was a residential district, looking over the Cedron and Hinnom valleys.

August 23, 1971

Adeamus cum fiducia ad thronum gloriae, ut misericordiam consequamur

So we know little about the extraordinary graces that he received. But we do know some of them: for instance, that of August 23, 1971, in Caglio, northern Italy.

Talking to God

Our Lady, Queen of Heaven

Dear Lady, Mother of God and my Mother, not in the remotest way do I wish that you may ever be anything less than Mistress and Empress of the whole of creation.

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Argentina

Change of workplace

The possibility arose that I might move to a different workplace still with the same company. It would be closer to home and with different responsibilities. A friend gave me the Novena for Work...

Germany

The campus restaurant

I want to bear witness to a favor from Saint Josemaria that has been granted to me today. I suffer from severe lactose intolerance, and since I could hardly eat anything on offer, I decided not to pay the charge for the university campus restaurant.

Germany

Attacks of fever

Reading the favors published on the internet encouraged me to invoke St Josemaria too. I was suffering from attacks of fever and cardiomuscular problems.

Questions & Answers

What is the Church?

In Christian usage, the word “church” designates the liturgical assembly, but also the local community or the whole universal community of believers. These three meanings are inseparable. “The Church” is the People that God gathers in the whole world.