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Meet The Longest-Standing Member Of Opus Dei – Father Fernando Valenciano

By David Kerr and Alan Holdren, CNA He may be nearly 89 years old, but Father Fernando Valenciano can still recall with crystal clarity the day over seven decades ago when his life changed forever. “After the war had ended in Spain, in 1939, I met a [...]
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Lebanon, a country in continual reconstruction

My grandparents emigrated from Kfour El Arabi in Lebanon to Colombia at the beginning of the twentieth century. My parents taught us to love their former homeland, and I decided to return to the country of my forefathers in 1997. I studied architecture in Bogota, Colombia, [...]
Tags: Hope, Optimism, Peace, Supernatural outlook, numerary

My daughter, don’t take any more photos of me – pray for me!

Helena Serrano is from Cordoba, Spain. She lived and worked in Rome for over twenty years, very close to St Josemaria. During that time, with his encouragement, she developed a special aptitude for photography, and recorded part of the history of Opus Dei with her [...]
Tags: Joy, Naturalness, Opus Dei, Piety, numerary

Koichi Yamamoto and the beginnings of Opus Dei in Japan

A brief account of the beginnings of Opus Dei’s apostolate in Japan and the life of one of the first Japanese members. It shows the keen affection St Josemaría always felt for Japan, as well as the way the spirit of Opus Dei is lived [...]
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How I came to Opus Dei

José María Casciaro was born in Murcia, Spain, in 1923. He heard about Opus Dei in 1939, when he was 16, from his older brother Pedro, who had been in Opus Dei since 1935. During the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath, Pedro encouraged his [...]
Tags: Youth, Opus Dei, Vocation, numerary