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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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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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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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Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Finland. Rome, October 8, 2002

Homily by H. E. the Msgr. Sigitas Tamkevicius for participants from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Finland. Saint Brigid’s Church. Rome, October 8, 2002 Sigito Tamkevičiaus SJ, Kauno arkivyskupo metropolito, Padėkos Mišių už šv. Josemaría Escrivá kanonizaciją pamokslas, pasakytas 2002 m. spalio mėn. 8 d., Romoje šv. Brigitos [...]
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Malaysians to witness canonisation of Escriva

A group of some 20 Malaysian Catholics attended the canonization of Josemaria Escriva. A Malaysian newspaper, The Sunday Star, published a brief article on the day of the canonization ceremony to commemorate the event. KUALA LUMPUR: A group of about 20 Malaysians Catholics is attending [...]
Tags: Canonization, Places in Rome, The Will of God
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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
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Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria and Philippines

Homily by H. E. Card. Francis Arinze (English) for participants from Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria and Philippines. Rome, October 8, 2002 Perhaps over the past months, since you heard the news that Blessed Josemaría Escrivá was to be canonised, you have often [...]
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A Study of International Press Coverage of the Canonization of Josemaría Escrivá

The following pages offer some reflections on the echo awakened in public opinion by the canonization of the founder of Opus Dei, as reflected in the media. Some studies have already been published (1), generally in the form of surveys of the press in a [...]
Tags: Canonization, culture