Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica was born in Madrid on 17 November 1913. He gained three doctorates: in Mining Engineering, Natural Science, and Theology.
He joined Opus Dei on 28 July 1935. He died in Barcelona on December 7, 1972.
He responded generously to God's specific call, and [...]
Tags: Barcelona, Sickness, Church, Priesthood, Vocation, Ireland, UK, Josemaria Escriva, Austria, Switzerland
The seventh issue of Studia et Documenta, the journal published once a year by the Instituto Historico San Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer in Rome, has now appeared, containing different studies on unpublished documents about the history of Opus Dei.
One of the Spanish-language articles about hitherto [...]
Tags: Priesthood, The DYA academy, Austria
Text of the message sent by His Eminence Cardinal Sarah to a conference for priests held in Thornycroft Hall (Manchester, UK) in March 2013. The Cardinal had been due to deliver this lecture but was unable to attend because of the Conclave.
"Since last October 11th, [...]
Tags: Church, Priesthood, Year of Faith
During his catechesis in Spain in 1972, St Josemaria spoke of the importance of the Holy Mass and the ministerial priesthood.
Tags: Eucharist, Priesthood, Holy Mass
A university lecturer asks St Josemaria about the role of priests in today's world. This was in the setting of a gathering in Brazil, June 1, 1974, when St Josemaria was in the fiftieth year of his own priesthood.
- Father, I'm a university lecturer. [...]
Tags: Priesthood, Brasil, Josemaria Escriva
What I’m going to write about began six years ago. I used to walk to work – it was just 300 meters from home. I went past the same buildings every day, saying “Good morning” or “Good evening” to the janitors working at the entrances [...]
Tags: Friendship, Apostolate, Priesthood, Sacraments, Devotion
On March 28, 1925, aged 23, St Josemaria was ordained in St Charles' Church, Saragossa, Spain. He offered his first Mass for the soul of his father, who had died 4 months before. From that day on, his life revolved around celebrating the Eucharist and [...]
Tags: Priesthood, Priestly soul
Catholic priests need to be open to everyone -- those on the left, those on the right, those in front, those behind, I like priests to be just priests, not to get mixed up in other things. To limit themselves to their spiritual mission, and [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Priesthood
One recipe for everyone
St Josemaria used to explain that he had “just one cooking-pot for everyone”, and the recipe was the search for holiness amidst everyday occupations. From that one cooking-pot comes nourishment for everyone: fathers, mothers, engineers, lawyers, workmen, and also priests… As Father [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Priesthood, Holiness, Vocation, Argentina