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JUL
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Feast of St Josemaria in Greece

June 27, 2015, the Mass for the feast of St Josemaria was celebrated for the first time in Greece, in St Paul’s Church, Kokinakki Street, Athens. Families came for the Mass from different parts of the country including the Peloponnese and Thessaloniki. Tags: June 26, Josemaria Escriva
JUL
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A New Biography of St Josemaría

To the Ends of the Earth, by William Keenan, is the final volume of a compelling biography of St Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei. Tags: books, Josemaria Escriva
JUN
19

LAUDATO SI’ – On Care For Our Common Home

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ first encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically reshaping our relationships with God, with our neighbours and with the natural world, he says, can we hope to tackle the threats facing our planet today. Download pdf. Tags: development, Dignity, lay mentality, Ecology
JUN
10

Masses Around the World on the Occasion of the Feast of St Josemaría Escriva

June 26th is the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva. This year marks the 40th anniversary of St Josemaria's death in Rome on June 26, 1975. Here there's a map with the information about the masses around the world. Tags: June 26, Josemaria Escriva
JUN
5

Find the Love of God in the Walls of your Home

The Prelate of Opus Dei this month continues his reflections on the family. "The earthly journey of Saint Josemaría is filled with his loving teaching that we need to spread constantly the holy atmosphere of the home at Nazareth." Tags: Joy, Opus Dei prelate, Holy Family, Love, family, Josemaria Escriva, Administration, home-making
MAY
19

Bishop Romero was a Man of God

Msgr. Joaquin Alonso recalls a meeting in Rome in 1974 between Archbishop Oscar Romero and Saint Josemaria, which gave him the opportunity to get to know the future Blessed quite well. Tags: Faith, Church, Pope Paul VI, Josemaria Escriva, El Salvador, Oscar Romero
MAY
11

Pope Francis pays tribute to mothers

Video. (Rome Reports). Despite high temperatures, thousands of pilgrims stood in the sun to pray the Regina Coeli with Pope Francis. The Pope discussed the Last Supper and the love that Jesus Christ has taught Christians. Tags: Love of God, Pope Francis
MAY
11

The Entire Church Rejoices with your Priestly Ordination

On May 9, in Rome, Bishop Javier Echevarría conferred priestly ordination on 32 faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei. The ceremony took place in the basilica of San Eugenio. The new priests come from 14 countries. Tags: Love of God, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Sacraments, Vocation, Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei members
MAY
6

Bring Everywhere the Atmosphere of Nazareth

Bishop Javier Echevarría advises, in his monthly letter, that we "have recourse to prayer, to mend even the smallest fissure among the members in our family." Tags: Prayer, Opus Dei prelate, Holy Family, Our Lady, family
MAY
4

Future Priests of Opus Dei

Video. Jeff, from the United States, Juan Carlos, from Ecuador; Paulo, from Brasil; José Enrique, from Spain; Javier, from Chile, and James, from Kenya, explain what they think about the service of God that they're going to provide as priests once they are ordained on May 9th. Tags: Church, Priesthood, Homily
MAY
4

Blessed Alvaro, a Key Figure in the History of Opus Dei

The theme of the monographic study section of Volume 9 of the journal Studia et Documenta is Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, beatified on September 27, 2014 - the centenary year of his birth. Four articles, preceded by an Introduction, analyze several aspects of the life of St. Josemaría's first successor at the helm of Opus Dei. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Study, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei, St Josemaria Historical Institute
APR
29

"Read the Pope's encouraging words on the family"

From an interview with the Prelate of Opus Dei published in "Paraula" on the Synod on the Family, challenges facing families today and the current state of the priesthood. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Our Lady, family, Pope Francis
APR
21

Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage

A publication from the St. Josemaria Institute, based on Saint Josemaria's writings is available in pdf and printed format. Intended for both married and engaged couples, it presents the sacrament of marriage as a "true path to holiness, an image of Christ's spousal love for his Church." Tags: Marriage, Holiness, family, engagement
APR
14

"The Way of the Cross" in Vietnamese

The 3rd book by Saint Josemaria translated into Vietnamese, it was published in Ho Chi Minh City just in time for Holy Week 2015. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, books, The Way of the Cross, Josemaria Escriva
APR
4

Incontro Romano Celebrates
25th Anniversary at Eataly

This past Tuesday (31 March 2015), the Incontro Romano celebrated it's 25th international Congress at Rome's Eataly on the theme of "The Power of Service: Empathy and Teamwork". Tags: Youth, Service, Holy Week , Administration