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Booklist about marriage and the family

A list of books, ranging from short booklets to long treatises, both theological and practical, on marriage and the family from the Christian perspective. Enormously helpful resources for married people, those preparing for marriage, and anyone involved in guidance and counselling. BENNETT, Art and Laraine: [...]
Tags: books, Marriage, family

Translating The Man of Villa Tevere

Translating The Man of Villa Tevere Interview with Helena Scott by the josemariaescriva.info website staff. The Man of Villa Tevere – St Josemaria Escriva: his years in Rome, by Pilar Urbano, translated by Helena Scott, published by Scepter Publishers, Inc., New York, 2011. JEI: In [...]
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The story of Yes!

Yes! The Life of St Josemaria was the first book about St Josemaria written and illustrated for children – children up to 80, as the author, Elizabeth Torra, puts it. The book has been translated into different languages, and this has given rise to many [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Education, books, For younger readers, Devotion

Josemaria Escriva, a man of contrasts

When I started work on a biography of Josemaria Escriva (El Hombre de Villa Tevere / “The Man of Villa Tevere”, 1995), the most troubling question in my mind was whether or not there was a “man” to write about; whether, now that the living [...]
Tags: History, books, Opus Dei, Rome

A magnet drawing people to Christ

Converted to Catholicism at the age of 28 after reading G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce is the author of Literary Converts and many biographies of converts and literary figures. In this recent interview for www.josemariaescriva.info he speaks of how much he was helped by St [...]
Tags: Conversion, culture, Church, books

A Way Through the World

Un cammino attraverso il mondo (“A Way Through the World”), published at the end of 2008 by Lindau in Italy (www.lindau.it), is an anthology of texts taken from the writings of St. Josemaria Escrivá. It includes extracts from his books, homilies, interviews, letters and diaries, [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, culture, History, books, Opus Dei

He inherited his passion for freedom from his French ancestors

François Gondrand is a media consultant and author of a biography of St Josemaria Escriva, At God’s Pace (London and New York: Scepter, 1989; first published in French in 1982). Interviewer: Your biography of St Josemaria recounts the successive stages in the life of the [...]
Tags: History, Freedom, books

Studies on St Josemaria and Opus Dei

Theological and historical studies on St Josemaria and Opus Dei M. Belda, J. Escudero, J. L. Illanes and P. O’Callaghan. Holiness and the World: Studies in the Teachings of Josemaria Escriva (tr. M. Adams), Princeton: Scepter; Dublin: Four Courts Press; Chicago: Midwest Theological Forum, 1997 Contains [...]
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Jose Maria Bueno Monreal, Santos Moro et al. Testimonies on Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei (ed. Benito Badrinas), Manila: Sinag-Tala, 1992. Accounts written after St Josemaria’s death by Spanish ecclesiastics who had known him for many years. As such they were privileged witnesses of the [...]
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Bibliography The following is a basic list of books about St Josemaria Escriva and Opus Dei. For more detailed enquiries, to go to the bibliographical database of the University of Navarre’s “Center of Documentation and Studies on Josemaria Escriva”. For a basic list of relevant [...]
Tags: History, books