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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
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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 — [...]
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Opus Dei in "There be dragons"

God is to be found in daily life… people’s reactions to Josemaria in the movie There Be Dragons and in real life.
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How many people were there in Opus Dei at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War? Were any of them killed?

Biographies published so far don’t offer enough data to be able to say exactly how many people had any kind of link with Opus Dei when the Spanish Civil War broke out. There may have been around fifty men and women altogether who were connected [...]
Tags: Spanish Civil War, Opus Dei members, Opus Dei
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The St. Josemaria Institute and There Be Dragons

The St. Josemaria Institute was founded to help interested persons explore the life and mission of St. Josemaria. Located in the suburbs of Chicago, the Institute offers its services and materials to people across the country and around the world who wish to learn about [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Film, There be Dragons
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User-friendly evangelization

The head of the St Josemaria Institute sees Roland Joffé’s new movie There Be Dragons as a “user-friendly” way of evangelizing, following the recommendations of Blessed John Paul II. Why is the St. Josemaria Institute promoting the movie? The St. Josemaria Institute is a not-for-profit [...]
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Like a bridge over troubled water in Sydney: Warrane College

Abstract: This article refers to events occurred in Sydney, from 1966 to 1974, to provide some general background to the foundation of Warrane College, a university hall of residence entrusted to the spiritual care of Opus Dei and affiliated with the University of New South [...]
Tags: Youth, Opus Dei, Australia, Opus Dei members
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List of contents of St. Josemaria in the Spanish Civil War

The following is a fairly brief account of the early years of Opus Dei, together with the historical, political and social situation in Spain at the time. It is condensed from chapters 3-18 of the book Uncommon Faith: The Early Years of Opus Dei 1928 [...]
Tags: Suffering, Spanish Civil War, History, Youth, Opus Dei
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Roland Joffe, film director

The director of There Be Dragons introduced his film in Rome on March 21*, comparing St Josemaria to President Mandela in their shared love for freedom and forgiveness. The director admitted, “This story forced me to think as much as I ever have in my [...]
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Director previews ‘There Be Dragons’ in Rome

By Cindy Wooden In an interview with Catholic News Service before the screening, Joffe said writing and directing the film made “an enormous difference” in the way he thinks about religion. “It made me respect and honor people who do believe … and it taught me, in [...]
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