Video.(Catholic News Services) "St. Josemaria told me, love your family very much". James Socias, now a priest, recalls the counsel he received from Saint Josemaria after joining Opus Dei.
He was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1939. He received a doctorate in naval engineering from the [...]
Tags: Charity, Priesthood, Vocation, family
Video. Fr Ernesto Garcia lived in Rome for several years with St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei. He tells how St Josemaria was concerned when he saw him looking tired, and recommended him not only to rest, but to look cheerful, "so that other people [...]
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Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims joined Pope Francis for the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday. On the feast day of the Good Shepherd, the Pope recalled that although many people call themselves "shepherds,” only the "Risen Christ is the true Shepherd.”
He asked all Catholics [...]
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Video. Rome Reports. Promoting social programs in Africa, is one of the goals of Harambee. It's an international NGO, that was inspired by Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei. To promote its works and future projects, Rome's [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Charity, Priesthood, Service, Beatification, Harambee
Video. Rome Reports. The cold and rain weren't an obstacle for the thousands of pilgrims who filled St. Peter's Square in his weekly General Audience. Pope Francis couldn't help but notice all the umbrellas covering the square.
"I can see that you're brave...under all this [...]
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On Wednesday, January 9, 1918, Josemaría turned sixteen. The city of Logroño lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. The temperature hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit. No one went out unless they absolutely had to.
José had found work in Logroño as a sales clerk in [...]
Tags: Love of God, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Prayer, Priesthood, Holiness, The Will of God, Saragossa, calling
By CNA, Elise Harris
(Eurasiareview) During a special conference commemorating the life of deceased Opus Dei leader Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, Cardinal Julian Herranz noted the priest’s model of holiness for the Church.
“The image of Fr. Alvaro del Portillo, who appears in the Second Vatican council [...]
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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 [...]
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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, [...]
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