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Magnanimity, faith, and “madness”

For nine centuries Torreciudad has been a meeting-point for devotion to the Virgin Mary. St. Josemaria joined in with this story: his love for our Blessed Lady led him to initiate the building of a shrine. At the time, carrying out this project seemed like [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Our Lady, Torreciudad, Josemaria Escriva

I have always known this saint

The thought of not travelling to Enugu this year to celebrate the feast of St. Josemaria at St. Michael’s parish Asata, Enugu on 27th June 2011 because exams were to start that day made a friend ask me: “What’s on your mind girl for [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, June 26, Holy Mass, Nigeria

How to become holy in everyday things

Wei Zhang talks about how St Josemaria’s message is a path for many people to find God while living in society, by trying to be better every day. My name’s Wei Zhang, I come from Beijing in China, and I’m studying History of Art in Germany, [...]
Tags: Baptism, Opus Dei, Ordinary life

Opus Dei is a path to find God in everyday life

Wei Zhang is Chinese, and is studying in Germany. She talks about how St Josemaria’s message is a path for many people to find God while living in society, by trying to be better every day.
Tags: Conversion, Opus Dei, China, Germany

Saint Josemaria Short Biography now in Chinese

The short biography of Saint Josemaria Escriva, known as the Canonization book, by Michele Dolz is now available in Chinese. Spring Publications came out with the Chinese version on June 26, 2011, in time for the Masses in honor of Saint Josemaria all over [...]
Tags: books, Opus Dei, China

Edmonton’s Faithful Celebrate St. Josemaria

On the June 2011 feast day Mass for St. Josemaria Escriva, some of Edmonton’s faithful met at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church to celebrate the Opus Dei founder’s life. And while there is no official Opus Dei centre in Alberta’s capital, there are still hundreds [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, June 26, Canada

Two new books in English about St Josemaria

Two very different books have just appeared in English about Opus Dei founder St Josemaria. One is the second volume in a series by William Keenan entitled ‘St Josemaria Escriva and the Origins of Opus Dei’. The other is a translation of the vivid biographical [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, books, Opus Dei, Character, difficulties

The Real St. Josemaria Escriva and the Film Version

John Coverdale knew St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei who is portrayed in the new Roland Joffe film There Be Dragons. Coverdale, a numerary (celibate member) of Opus Dei who teaches law at Seton Hall University, worked in the main office of Opus [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, US, There be Dragons

New information for the history of Josemaría Escrivá and Opus Dei

The fifth volume of "Studia et Documenta" (2011) has just been published. The premiere of the latest film by Roland Joffé, There Be Dragons is attracting an ever increasing interest in the life and history of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. [...]
Tags: Education, History, Opus Dei, Rome, There be Dragons

The Dragons of Life

By National Review Online. See a good movie about a good man Fr. John Paul Wauck is a professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and he was an on-set adviser to the movie There Be Dragons, a positive portrayal of religion — [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Film, There be Dragons