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St Josemaria's Feast Celebrated in India

Over this past June 26th and 27th, the feast of St. Josemaria was celebrated in Rourkela, Odisha India, in a very special fasion. We share some photos and a report from those who who took part in the festivities there. You can also check out [...]
Tags: Education, Children, Youth, Piety, Priesthood, Sacraments, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, school, Holy Communion, prayer-card, family, diocesan priests, Holy Mass, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva, India, Josemaria Escriva

The Entire Church Rejoices with your Priestly Ordination

On May 9, in Rome, Bishop Javier Echevarría conferred priestly ordination on 32 faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei. The ceremony took place in the basilica of San Eugenio. The new priests come from 14 countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, United [...]
Tags: Love of God, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Sacraments, Vocation, Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei members

Future Priests of Opus Dei

Video. Jeff, from the United States, Juan Carlos, from Ecuador; Paulo, from Brasil; José Enrique, from Spain; Javier, from Chile, and James, from Kenya, explain what they think about the service of God that they're going to provide as priests once they are ordained [...]
Tags: Church, Priesthood, Homily

"Read the Pope's encouraging words on the family"

Opus Dei is celebrating a Marian year for the family. On convoking it, you asked the members of the Work to pray to our Lady for families, thus uniting themselves to the intentions of Pope Francis. What is the present situation of the family, what [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Our Lady, family, Pope Francis

My Heart Was Asking For Something Great... and It Was Love

Video. It is 90 years since St Josemaria, having made the decision to become a priest, was ordained on March 28, 1925. This video includes clips of St Josemaria talking about his vocation to the priesthood. “Before God, I'm like a little donkey, pulling the cart. [...]
Tags: Priesthood, Service, Vocation, Heart, Josemaria Escriva

St. Josemaria helps me as a seminarian

I am a seminarian in third year theology, in the seventh year of priestly formation. The basic idea about the seminary revolves round prayer life, intense study and hard work. For a long time as a seminarian I used to wonder how to reconcile Prayer [...]
Tags: Study, Piety, Priesthood, Holiness, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Unity of life

The Way made a deeply impression in my life

"The Way, that book, made a deep impression on my life. It’s one of the few books that I read from beginning to end without leaving it, except for the meals. I read it through, all through. And I wondered, who is this man who [...]
Tags: The Way, Priesthood, Kenya, Josemaria Escriva

Pope reflects on the spiritual qualities ordained ministers should have

Video. (Rome Reports).In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church. He explained that the best way for ordained ministers to transmit the Gospel is through kindness, gentleness, patience, prudence and attention towards others. He also added that they should steer [...]
Tags: Gospel, Church, Priesthood, Rome, Pope Francis

St. Josemaria Escriva's impact

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

So that other people won't worry

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 [...]
Tags: cheerfulness, Priesthood, family, Father, Josemaria Escriva