Newly translated from Spanish, The Man of Villa Tevere by Pilar Urbano paints a remarkably vivid portrait of the day-to-day life of St. Josemaria Escriva, “the patron saint of ordinary life.” Set in the world headquarters of Opus Dei and rich with anecdotes culled from [...]
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As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of [...]
Tags: The Way, Faithfulness, books, calling
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 [...]
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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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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“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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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
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 [...]
Tags: books, For younger readers