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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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Declarations on the Upcoming Canonization

- Card. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna (Vienna Cathedral, January 9, 2002) “God has given man the power to shape reality. Blessed Josemaria took this fundamental message to task: work, understood not only as a means of self-fulfillment, but also of sanctity”. - [...]
Tags: Canonization, Church, Holiness
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Speech given by John Paul II to the Participants of the Canonization of Josemaria Escriva. October 7, 2002

At the end of the Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of the Founder of Opus Dei, the Holy Father John Paul II granted an audience with the participants of the canonization. The following is the speech given by the Holy Father at the audience. Dear [...]
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Pope, Ordinary life
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Angelus with John Paul II. October 6, 2002, after the Canonization

At the end of this solemn liturgical celebration, I wish to greet cordially all the pilgrims who have come from every part of the world. I direct a special greeting to the government delegation, numerous personalities and pilgrims from Italy, where the new Saint worked [...]
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Our Lady
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Decree of Canonization

Pope John Paul II referred to St Josemaria as the patron saint of ordinary life in the audience he had with the faithful who had come to Rome for the canonization of the founder of Opus Dei. “St Josemaria,” announced the Pope, “was chosen by [...]
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei, Holiness
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Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei, on the First Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Josemaría. Rome, October 6, 2003

Dear brothers and sisters, A year has gone by since the happy day of the canonization of Saint Josemaría Escrivá. I cannot fail to recall how, in the long months of spiritual preparation for that grace-filled event, my thoughts dwelt especially on one point: that the [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Canonization, Conversion, Opus Dei prelate
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Homily pronounced by the Holy Father in the Canonization. October 6, 2002

"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 Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. With docility he allowed [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation
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From 17 May 1992 to 6 October 2002

Canonizations have always been a real feast for the Church. The people who attend canonization ceremonies are filled with joy, and it shows in their happy faces, exchanges of hugs and greetings, and their songs. As theologian José Luis Illanes says, “Every canonization begins from [...]
Tags: Canonization, Church, Pope John Paul II, Places in Rome