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Homily of John Paul II in the Canonization of the founder of Opus Dei

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

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

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

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

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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Decree recognizing a miracle. December 20, 2001

DECREE SUPER MIRO (on the miracle) of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer Blessed Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro (Spain) on January 9 1902. In 1925 he was ordained a priest in Zaragoza. On October 2 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei, opening up [...]
Tags: Canonization, Sickness

Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, October 10, 2002

These unforgettable days of the canonization of Saint Josemaria Escriva are about to come to an end. In a few moments, his venerable remains will be placed once again in the Prelatic Church of St. Mary of Peace, after having been present for the veneration [...]
Tags: Canonization, Faithfulness, Javier Echevarria

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

Apostolic Brief for the beatification

Apostolic Brief Beatificacion of the Venerable Servant of God Josemaría Escrivá, Priest, Founder of Opus Dei John Paul II As an everlasting memorial. The Church, which is sent to establish the kingdom of Christ among all peoples (cf. Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium, 5), is “the universal [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Canonization, Work, Beatification

Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, Vicar General of Opus Dei. Rome, October 10, 2002

La narrazione della prima pesca miracolosa, che abbiamo letto nel Vangelo, culmina con la chiamata di Pietro e di alcuni suoi compagni a lasciare tutto per seguire Cristo (Cfr. Lc 5, 10). San Josemaría contemplò più volte questa scena, considerando, tra l'altro, che il Signore [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Canonization, Interior life