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St Josemaria and the meaning of suffering

St Josemaria often recalled that at the start of Opus Dei he had no resources at all humanly speaking, and relied on supernatural resources: prayer and suffering offered to God.
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Founding of Opus Dei, Madrid
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Early Days in Madrid

In mid-April 1927 Father Josemaria moved to Madrid, to study for a doctorate in law while working as assistant priest at the church of St Michael. Having almost no contacts there, he first stayed in modest lodgings, but soon transferred to a residence for priests [...]
Tags: October 2, 1928, Founding of Opus Dei, Madrid, Prayer, Poverty, Priesthood

Let each wayfarer follow his way

My vocation was like falling in love. Liliana Iavicoli, from Argentina, tells how the discovery of her vocation brought new light into her life.
Tags: October 2, 1928, Founding of Opus Dei, Freedom, Ordinary life, supernumerary

Life of St Josemaria Escriva

The first years, family, vocation and the founding of Opus Dei
Tags: The Escriva family, Founding of Opus Dei, Footprints in the Snow

How Opus Dei came into being

St Josemaria recalls the dates of Opus Dei’s founding: October 2 1928, February 14 1930, and February 14 1943.
Tags: February 14 , Founding of Opus Dei

What is Opus Dei?

God inspired Opus Dei in St Josemaria’s heart on October 2 1928. In several short extracts from filmed gatherings, St Josemaria explains what Opus Dei is.
Tags: Founding of Opus Dei, Opus Dei