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Dedication of a church to St Josemaria in Mexico DF

On July 28 2009 the first church dedicated to St Josemaria in Mexico was consecrated in Santa Fe, Mexico DF. The parish church of St Josemaria will be looked after by priests of the Opus Dei prelature, at the request of Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera. [...]
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Homily on the Feast of Saint Josemaría, 2009

Today we are offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to God in the liturgical commemoration of St Josemaria Escriva, whom God our Lord “raised up in the Church to proclaim the universal call to holiness and apostolate”. We do so in union with thousands of [...]
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Bishop Echevarria’s testimony

Bishop Echevarria met St Josemaria in 1948 and worked closely with him from 1953. In 1994 he succeeded Bishop del Portillo as Prelate of Opus Dei.
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June 26 2008 in Rome

Clips from the Mass of St Josemaria celebrated in St Eugene’s Basilica by Bishop Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate.
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August 7: Bishop Javier, Prelate of Opus Dei, celebrates his golden jubilee as a priest

“I cannot fail to recall that a few weeks from now, in August, God willing, I will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood,” said Bishop Javier Echevarria on June 25, in the homily of the Mass he celebrated in Rome for [...]
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The Way of the Cross is not a sad devotion

“The Way of the Cross is not a sad devotion. Msgr. Escrivá taught many times that Christian joy has its roots in the shape of a cross. If the Passion of Christ is a way of pain, it is also a path of hope leading [...]
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How the Founder of Opus Dei experienced the Sacrament of Reconciliation

In the book-length interview in which Bishop Javier Echevarría relates his memories of Saint Josemaría, founder of Opus Dei, Salvador Bernal says: “Meditating on the Cross also gave rise, in Msgr. Escrivá’s soul, to contrition and a spirit of atonement, culminating in his reception of [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, June 26, 2008

Dear brothers and sisters, All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God (Rom 8:14). This is the astounding truth which the second reading of today’s Mass recalls, in the words of St Paul to the Romans. It is an essential truth [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, June 25, 2005

Dear brothers and sisters, Once again we joyfully celebrate the liturgical feast-day of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, bringing it forward to June 25 this year, as tomorrow is a Sunday. This means that we are commemorating the Founder of Opus Dei on the anniversary of the ordination [...]
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Close to the Pope

When Saint Josemaría Escrivá was very young he used to dream of getting close to the Pope even for only a few moments, to have the chance of showing him his love and readiness to serve him. Msgr Javier Echevarría says: “His joy when he [...]
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