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Who was Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei?

St Josemaria Escriva was a priest who was born in Barbastro (Spain) in 1902. In 1928 he founded Opus Dei >, an institution within the Catholic Church which aims to spread the universal call to holiness through work and in everyday life. Tags: life

Where can I find the texts of the Mass of Saint Josemaría, the founder of Opus Dei?

Texts for the Mass of Saint Josemaría in English will be found by clicking on this link: (mass_eng.pdf). Tags: June 26

Is there a prayer for the intercession of Saint Josemaría, the founder of Opus Dei?

Yes. The text is as follows: O God, through the mediation of Mary our Mother, you granted your priest St. Josemaría countless graces, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily work and in the fulfillment of the Christian's ordinary duties... Tags: Prayer, prayer-card

What sort of person was the founder of Opus Dei?

St Josemaria was a saint of great humanity. All those who came in contact with him, of whatever level of education or social condition, felt him to be a father, totally dedicated to the service of others, because he was convinced that each soul is a marvelous treasure; in fact, each person is worth all the Blood of Christ Tags: Jesus Christ, Love, Character

What is the message of St Josemaria, the founder Opus Dei?

As John Paul II told those present at St Josemaria’s canonization, the Founder of Opus Dei “was chosen by the Lord to proclaim the universal call to holiness and to indicate that everyday life, its customary activities, are a path towards holiness." Tags: Holiness, Ordinary life

What are Josemaria Escriva’s published works?

His best-known book is The Way, first published in 1934, which has been translated into 45 different languages and has sold more than four and a half million copies worldwide. Tags: The Way, books, The Way of the Cross, Friends of God, Christ Is Passing By

How can I find out more about St Josemaria’s message and Opus Dei?

This website gives more details on St Josemaria’s life and message, and devotion to him throughout the world. The official Opus Dei,website offers further information on projects undertaken by the faithful of the Opus Dei prelature in the different countries where its apostolate is [...] Tags:

What have the Popes said about Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei?

John Paul II: “A clear manifestation of divine Providence is the constant presence of men and women faithful to Christ down the centuries, who with their life and their message, shed light on various periods of history... Tags: Pope John Paul II, Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul I, Pope Paul VI

For whom is the founder of Opus Dei's message intended?

His message was for all men and women. St Josemaria taught that «holiness is not something for the privileged few. God calls every one of us. He hopes for love from everyone – everyone, no matter where they are; everyone, whatever their walk in life, their job or occupation.» Tags: Vocation

Where can I find the Novena for Work and the Novena for the Sick?

The web address for the Novena for Work is: http://www.josemariaescriva.info/docs/novenaforwork.pdf The web address for the Novena for the Sick is: http://www.josemariaescriva.info/docs/novenaforthesick.pdf They are available in pdf format. Either copy and paste the following web addresses into your web browser, or click on them to follow the link Tags: Sickness, novena

Where is St Josemaria’s body buried?

St Josemaria’s mortal remains rest in the church of Our Lady of Peace, at 75 Viale Bruno Buozzi, Rome. Tags: Opus Dei prelature, Our Lady of Peace

Where can I find the Novena for Families?

The web address for the Novena for Families is: http://www.josemariaescriva.info/docs/novenaforfamily.pdf The Novena for the Family is available in pdf format. Either copy and paste the following web address into your web browser, or click on it to follow the link Tags: family, novena

How can I contribute to this website?

Your contribution is very valuable. You can help in different ways. For example: - Write to us about the favors and help you receive through St Josemaria’s intercession or from his teachings. Write with your suggestions for this website. - Pass on to friends the [...] Tags: