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Why 40 days of Lent?

Here are some frequently asked questions about Lent, with answers that can help us understand the meaning of the liturgical season of Lent more deeply this year.

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Lent: a new conversion

Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues?

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

A place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Blessed Alvaro Del Portillo. Special timetable for the Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo.

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God Loves Us

The God of our faith is not a distant being, who contemplates our fate indifferently. He is a Father who loves his children ardently – a Creator God who overflows with love for those whom he creates. And he grants us the great privilege of being able to love, and so transcend the limits of what is temporary and passing.

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Prayer

The prayercard of St Josemaria in English and in other languages.

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Mexico

A job for my daughter

I would like to testify that, thank God, through St Josemaria’s intercession, when we finished a novena my daughter got the job she was praying for so much. Blessed and praised be Thou O Lord for hearing my prayer!

Argentina

A grant

I have been praying to God through St. Josemaria’s intercession for some time to get a scholarship in an important institution which offered the chance of a challenging career. In 2010 I applied to it without success.

Poland

Work

I spent about three years looking for work, but unsuccessfully. On the internet I found the novena to St. Joseph and one to St. Josemaria. After less than a month of praying, I obtained the job I wanted.

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