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New book: Favors of Saint Josemaría Escrivá

A newly published book relates many favors granted through the intercession of Saint Josemaría Escrivá. Following his previous book Cures through the Intercession of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Msgr. Flavio Capucci, in Favors of Saint Josemaría Escrivá now presents a collection of first-person accounts, often by [...]
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A Million Rosaries

During the Year of the Rosary proclaimed by Pope John Paul II in 2003, new editions of Saint Josemaría’s book Holy Rosary were published in different parts of the world. In some countries such as Uruguay, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Chile it was published for the [...]
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Lessons in Practical Chrisitanity

I like to describe his teachings as, “Lessons in practical Christianity”. He takes simple topics and backs them up with clear explanations. His approach takes the form of a conversation and leads you to make concrete resolutions; this is why his books are good guides [...]
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I began to experience great freedom in my life

When I lived in Iran, my daughter Shailani told me about Opus Dei. Saint Josemaria’s writings opened up a completely new horizon in my life. I learned that God is not a distant being: we can draw close to him as a Father. I began [...]
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I am a Hindu by religion

I am Indian, a Hindu by religion, and I am interested in everything transcendental. My connection with Opus Dei goes back to the beginnings of its presence in New Delhi, and has helped me in my search for my own spiritual path. Hearing about Josemaria [...]
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I try to finish my jobs on time so I can spend longer with my family

St Josemaria’s books have helped me to understand the riches and meaning of various aspects of our Catholic faith, with a deeper perspective. I think that the effort to spread them more widely will do good to many people by helping them come closer to God. [...]
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Finding in God the truth about himself

From an early age Josemaria Escriva wrote a lot, though he had no desire to be a literary figure. His first writings were what he called ‘Catalinas.’ These are a series of short thoughts expressing an interior experience. There is no stylistic pretension or vanity. [...]
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The sorrows and joys of St Joseph

In Torreciudad, a sanctuary of our Lady built in Spain under St Josemaria’s stimulation, there is an old track leading up to the original shrine. Along the track fourteen tiled pictures have been set up, in pairs, showing “The Sorrows and Joys of St Joseph”. [...]
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The Founder of Opus Dei - BOOK SYNOPSIS

St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, first became aware of a special mission from God while a teenager. It all started when he saw the footprints of a barefoot Carmelite monk on the snow after a snowfall. “If others can make such sacrifices [...]
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Escrivá was a "modern master in the spirituality of work"

We can humanize work when we bring God into it, because that gives our life its meaning. Cardinal Schonborn’s article proposes a “human ecology of work”, for which there have always been teachers in the life of the Church. St Josemaria was one of them. Work [...]
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