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St. Thomas More as Intercessor of Opus Dei

An article by Andrew Hegarty, published in Studia et documenta, rivista dell’ Istituto Storico San Josemaría Escrivá n. 8 (2014), pp. 91-124. St. Thomas More appears to have been chosen as the fourth saintly Intercessor of Opus Dei in mid-1954. Means and influences (especially publications) [...]
Tags: supernumerary, St Josemaria Historical Institute

People in love don't grow old

Miguel Aranguren, Spanish author and journalist, discovered that St Josemaria was always young. "I realized that youth isn't a question of years, it's having a heart that's in love."
Tags: Youth, Love, supernumerary

Let each wayfarer follow his way

My vocation was like falling in love. Liliana Iavicoli, from Argentina, tells how the discovery of her vocation brought new light into her life.
Tags: October 2, 1928, Founding of Opus Dei, Freedom, Ordinary life, supernumerary

The late Josefina Magno, MD, hero to terminally sick patients and their families

Probably the most renowned woman in Opus Dei in the United States was the late Josefina Magno, M.D., widely regarded as one of the founders of the hospice movement in the United States. Hospice care gives patients with terminal illnesses and their families the support [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Opus Dei, Work, Women, US, supernumerary

One day I too received the gift of a vocation

I came across Opus Dei through a letter that arrived at our local school about the Zunil School of Home and Hotel Management. My daughter Mirna was interested. We went to visit the school, we liked it and she decided to study there. Then the [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Opus Dei, Ordinary life, Vocation, supernumerary

I’m a husband and a father. I have a vocation, too

Joe Keefler plays soccer to win. Not because he is especially good at it or because he is paid to do so, but because that’s how he lives his life: by throwing all his effort into his activities to offer them to God. Joe is [...]
Tags: Marriage, Vocation, supernumerary