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And finally… there was a castle!

Mr Jose Escriva was a good friend to his son Josemaria. Ever since he was very small, Mr Escriva played with him as if he had nothing else to do. He had some wooden bricks in different shapes and colours, and Mr Escriva would tell [...]
Tags: The Escriva family, books, For younger readers
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A close-up portrait

What was St Josemaria Escriva like? A new book, Dios y Audacia (“God and Daring”) by Cardinal Julian Herranz, offers a fresh, close look at the man that many people call the “patron saint of ordinary life”, or the “patron saint of work”. Cardinal Herranz says, [...]
Tags: Youth, books, Daring, God
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Cardinal Rouco recommends 'Holy Rosary' to prepare for World Youth Day

February 8, 2011. The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Rouco Varela, recommends the book “Holy Rosary” by St. Josemaría Escrivá in preparation for the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. He says it “may be an exceptional aid for young people” because it helps to examine the [...]
Tags: Youth, books, Holy Rosary
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St Josemaria on the blogosphere

In his book Furrow, at no. 263, St Josemaria provides a hard-hitting examination of conscience on humility, which has been taken up by bloggers and is arousing considerable comment. "Once you think you have me you've lost me what am I" St Josemaria’s typically mild introduction [...]
Tags: Humility, books, Furrow
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Book with exclusive interview of Pope Benedict XVI is published

The highly-anticipated book based on a rare interview with the Pope is about to make it to a bookstore near you. “Light of the World” was written by German journalist Peter Seewald, who conducted the interview in six one-hour sessions last summer. Seewald has already [...]
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First Edition of Holy Rosary in Vietnamese

“Today as in other times, the Rosary must be a powerful weapon, to enable us to win in our interior struggle, and to help all souls. Exalt holy Mary with your tongue: God asks you for reparation, and for praise from your lips." In this [...]
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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
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Best friends with Dad

Best friends with Dad In autumn the chestnut-sellers appeared. Mr Escriva used to buy a handful of hot roasted chestnuts and put them in his pocket. The minute his footsteps and the sound of the front door were heard, Josemaria rushed to greet him, shouting, “Daddy’s [...]
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"Friends of God" in Slovakia

Friends of God in Slovak The book Friends of God by St Josemaria Escriva is now available in Slovak for the first time. A Slovak translation of Christ is Passing By is currently in preparation. The writings of St Josemaria Escriva that have already been translated [...]
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Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Emeritus Archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine

What is the relevance of St Josemaria’s charisma for the Church? Jaworski: I’m currently reading a Polish translation of a book of memoirs about St Josemaria written by his successor, Bishop Javier Echevarria. I must say it’s a book that has made a deep impression on [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, books, Interior life