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Homily of John Paul II in the Canonization of St Josemaria Escrivá de Balaguer

1. "All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. With docility he [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Interior life, Vocation
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What drives development is a Christian heart

The Christian heart and social development. Reflections on St Josemaria's teachings. A paper given by Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, for the Study Day in commemoration of Harambee’s tenth anniversary, October 5, 2012. Dear friends of Harambee-Africa, The tenth anniversary of your association leads us directly [...]
Tags: Canonization, Charity, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate, Harambee, October 6
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A homage in flowers

An insight into the making of the floral carpet. Bessie Briones, from the Philippines, shares her experiences and simple adventures that she and other people who worked with her, have gone through. It all started with the desire of a man from Ecuador who wanted [...]
Tags: Canonization, October 6
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Patrimony for the entire Church

The following is an interview of Msgr. Echevarría, the Prelate of Opus Dei, carried out by Paulina Lo Celso (Argentina) on January 6 of this year, three months after the canonization. At the three-month mark, how would you assess the significance of Josemaría Escrivá’s canonization for [...]
Tags: Canonization, Church
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Holland

Introductory speech by H. E. Msgr. François Bacqué (Dutch)for participants from Holland. Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare. Rome, October 8, 2002 Woord ter inleiding vitgesproken door Mons. François Bacqué Broeders en Zusters, Op 6 oktober hebben wij met grote vreugde en onder dankzegging aan God de ceremonie van [...]
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Czech Republic

Homily by Mons. Karel Otčenášek for participants from Chequia. Saint Clemente. Rome, October 8, 2002 Duc in altum, et laxate retia vestra in capturam! Zajeď na hlubinu a spusťte sítě k lovení! Právě jsme slyšeli, co řekl náš Pán sv. Petrovi, když po celonoční marné [...]
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Escrivá a Source of Inspiration for the Modern World

"Opus Dei marked a decisive intervention by God in the life and the work of many individuals and of the Church at large." An article in memory of saint Josemaria by the Archbishop of Tuam, was published in The Irish Catholic. "Eaten bread," they say, "is [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Apostolate, Canonization, God’s glory, Presence of God
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Rome trip described as ‘the experience of a lifetime’

The Kerryman, a local newspaper in Ireland, published an article after the canonization with the different impressions and experiences of a few local businessmen from the area. Liam O'Connor and other friends recall the canonization and conclude that it was 'an experience of a lifetime'. [...]
Tags: Canonization, Citizenship, Church, Holiness
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Petition to the Pope to canonize the founder of Opus Dei

Peroratio (Concluding Speech) Holy Father, our Holy Mother Church asks your Holiness to inscribe Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer on the canon of Saints that he may be invoked as a Saint by all the Christian faithful. Blessed Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January [...]
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Interview with Franz Cardinal König

Franz Cardinal König says that the Founder of Opus Dei "now belongs to the Church's treasury; he's welcomed to the multitude of saints." For Franz Cardinal König, Vienna's retired archbishop, the news that nothing stands in the way of the canonization of Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei's [...]
Tags: Canonization, Faith, Church