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The Church is our Mother

“What consolation this certainty arouses in our hearts! The Church is truly a mother and, as a mother, she seeks her children’s good, especially of those who are furthest away and are afflicted, until she finds its fullness in the glorious body of Christ with all its members.” Pope Francis, Audience, December 11, 2013.

In the Footprints of our Faith

Jerusalem:
The Grotto of the Our Father

The exact locations of other events, however, have been preserved only in local traditions handed down through the generations of Christians in the Holy Land. This is the case of the teaching of the Our Father, which St Matthew includes in the Sermon on the Mount, while St Luke presents it as being given in a certain place (Lk 11:1) as our Lord went up to Jerusalem.

Alvaro del Portillo's Beatification

Bishop Anthony Muheria

I learnt from him the true meaning of Love for the Church

At the core of his message to all priests, after underlining the need for personal struggle for Holiness, he always spoke softly yet forcefully on the need for loyalty and Love for the Church.

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.

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

Smartphone App helps prepare for the beatification

Video. The app is called "Don Álvaro” and it provides an extensive biography of the future blessed.

Downloads

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.