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The Prelate urges us to prepare ourselves very well for Holy Week

In his pastoral letter for April 2014, Bishop Javier Echevarria, following the teachings of St Josemaria and Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, suggests having devout recourse to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and helping others to do so. Download pdf My dear children: may Jesus watch over my [...]
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To be fully human, we must let our light shine

By Bishop Javier Echevarria Kenya (Standart Digital News). We become fully human when we become more than human, when we let God bring us beyond ourselves in order to attain the fullest truth of our being. Here we find the source and inspiration of all [...]
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Bishop Echevarría: “A happy Coincidence”

Statement of Bishop Javier Echevarría concerning the approval of miracles attributed to John Paul II and Alvaro del Portillo, the Pope’s decision to proceed with the Canonization of John XXIII, and other canonization processes. The announcement of the forthcoming canonization of Blessed John Paul II and [...]
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June 26, Feast-day of St Josemaria, in Rome: follow it in twitter

This evening starting 7 p.m. local time, we will be twittering St Josemaria's Mass in Rome. The Mass will be at Basílica de San Eugenio (Via delle Belle Arti, 10). See the page following the link: @St_Josemaria
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Prelate’s Audience with Pope Francis

The Prelate wished to manifest to the Pope the affection and unity of intentions of all the Prelature’s faithful. At present, the Prelature has 90,000 faithful, of whom 2,051 are priests, and the rest are men and women who strive to attain holiness in the [...]
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St Josemaria and the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, talks about his memories of the Founder of Opus Dei in the book Memoria del Beato Josemaria. Among other things, he describes how St Josemaria fostered contrition by meditating on the Cross, and also his spirit of atonement, [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarria: “Pope Francis will feel Benedict XVI’s spiritual strength and companionship”

Interview with Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, published March 24, 2013 in the Spanish daily La Razon. The new Pope, says Bishop Echevarria, “will often find support in the rich, ever-relevant teachings of Benedict XVI.” LR: How did you receive the news that we [...]
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Year of Faith: Opus Dei Prelate recommends speaking of God with joy

November 1, 2012. (Romereports.com) As the Year of Faith is celebrated, the main question is: how can one fully take advantage of it? The Prelate of the Opus Dei has written a pastoral letter with a few recommendations. It includes following the example of the [...]
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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 [...]
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