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NOV
13

Laura Busca, a wife on the path to holiness

Following the advice of Saint Josemaria Escriva, Laura and her husband Eduardo strove to make their family a “bright and cheerful home.” Her life was marked by an extraordinary self-giving in caring for her husband and children, and for many other people, drawing strength from her deep piety and love for God. Tags: Marriage, Holiness, Love, family
OCT
20

Prayer to St. John Paul II

On October 22, the Church celebrates St. John Paul II`s feast. Download the prayer-card to request favors through his intercession. Tags: Church, Pope John Paul II
OCT
20

"Let us ask Paul VI for all the families in the world"

"I go to the new Blessed asking him to infuse in all Catholics this same affection, both human and filled with faith, for the Vicar of Christ, now Pope Francis," says the Prelate of Opus Dei in a brief statement for the beatification of Paul VI. Tags: Gratitude, Church, Javier Echevarria, Pope, Vatican II, family, Pope Paul VI
OCT
9

Novena for the family to St Josemaria

On Sunday, Pope Francis asked the pilgrims not to forget to pray in the upcoming days for the Synod on the Family. The Novena for Families to St Josemaria can help to follow the Pope's invitation and pray for all families around the world. Tags: Marriage, family, novena
SEP
28

Contemplating Don Alvaro's holy life, we discover our Lord’s guiding hand

The multitude of people these days, the millions of people throughout the world, and so many who await us in heaven, bear witness to the fruitfulness of Don Alvaro’s life, said Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei in Mass of thanksgiving for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Javier Echevarria, family, Beatification, Homily
SEP
28

Pope Francis: Blessed Alvaro loved and served the Church with a heart devoid of any worldly interest

The beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria as head of Opus Dei, took place this morning before a massive crowd, in a ceremony presided over by the delegate of Pope Francis, Cardinal Angelo Amato. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Humility, Church, Sacraments, Holiness, Beatification
SEP
28

September 27: Pope Francis’ letter

Pope Francis’ letter to Msgr. Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, on the occasion of the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Beatification
SEP
27

Pope Francis:
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo teaches us a sure path to holiness

MADRID, 27.09.2014 | Pope Francis joined in spirit the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, Prelate of Opus Dei and first successor of Saint Josemaría, by sending a message to the current Prelate, Bishop Javier Echevarría. Pope Francis expressed his “special joy” at learning of the newly beatified’s “life of humble service to others”, which “began to take shape in the simplicity of family life, through friendship and service to others”. Tags:
SEP
3

The film about “Forgiveness and Love” goes on....

In Chinese, the title of the film is approximately “Forgiveness and Love”. The movie provided people with an opportunity to reflect on their faith and their relationship with God. Tags: Forgiveness, There be Dragons, Josemaria Escriva
AUG
5

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. Tags: Devotion, prayer-card, Josemaria Escriva
JUL
27

Pope: Stop the war, enough is enough!

Video. (Rome Reports) As the conflict continues in Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza strip, the Pope made an urgent appeal for peace during the Sunday Angelus, calling for leaders to stop the violence and work towards peace. Tags: Prayer, Peace, Rome, Pope Francis
JUL
16

St. Josemaria at Work before Sunrise

The parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Tacloban City, Philippines - an area of the country hit hard by typhoon Yolanda this past November - celebrated the feast of St. Josemaria by praying a novena to his intercession. Nida Catubao, one of the parishioners, received a special favor on the last day. Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, June 26, novena, Philippines
JUN
23

Mass of St Josemaria in Dubai

As in other places around the world, a Mass in honour of St Josemaria was celebrated in Dubai, on June 15, 2014. Caterina is Italian and was staying in Dubai on Sunday June 15. Afterwards she wrote to us about it. Tags: June 26, Our Lady of Peace, Holy Mass
JUN
11

Masses around the world on the occasion of the feast of St Josemaría Escrivá

Saint Josemaría was canonised in 2002 and his feast day is 26 June. To mark the occasion, Masses will be celebrated in different cities around the world. Tags: June 26, Josemaria Escriva
MAY
26

The eighth issue of the historical journal "Studia et Documenta" is published

The Holy Intercessors of Opus Dei is the subject chosen for the monographic study of this volume. A series of five articles introduce each of the intercessors (St. Nicholas of Bari, St. John Vianney, St. Pius X, St. Thomas More and St. Catherine of Siena) and outline the reasons why St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer entrusted Opus Dei to their protection at key moments in the history of the Work. Tags: Study, Opus Dei, St Josemaria Historical Institute