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The Family Impact

Since 1968, UNIV has offered a profound experience to roughly 3000 young people each year, encouraging their ideas to come to life and grow, all in the context of Rome’s cultural, spiritual and artistic heritage. Year after year, our students come together and listen to leaders [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Solidarity, University, family, Josemaria Escriva

The Story of Strathmore University

Video. Strathmore College in Kenya was started in 1961, right around the time that Kenya was becoming independent. St. Josemaria encouraged those who were starting the university to resist racial tensions, and insisted that they start an inter-racial school. As he liked to put it, [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Education, Formation, University, school, development, enterprise, equality, lay, lay mentality, Video-clip, Kenya, Josemaria Escriva, first members, Video, Character, Christians in the middle of the world, Africa

"Holy Father, we bring you letters from the elderly and orphans"

On Wednesday April 16, in Rome, the 3,000 young people taking part in the 47th UNIV Forum attended Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square. At the end, the Holy Father greeted the students from the UNIV Forum, organized by the Prelature of [...]
Tags: Service, University, Love, sick, Pope Francis

General Audience, 31 March 2010

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to welcome all the English-speaking visitors present at today's Audience, especially those from England, Japan, Canada and the United States. I also greet the various student groups present, including those taking part in the annual "Univ Congress". Upon all [...]
Tags: Youth, University, Pope Benedict XVI, Furrow

Rafael Alvira: "St Josemaria was a very friendly man."

Philosophy professor Rafael Alvira recalls his first impressions of St Josemaria: his vitality, his friendliness and his simplicity. He also practised unity of life, something he always spoke of as characteristic of the spirit of Opus Dei.
Tags: Freedom, Naturalness, Unity of life, University

Pope Francis Greets UNIV 2013 Participants

The Holy Father addressed warm words of greeting to the students from UNIV at the March 27 General Audience. A Rome Reports video. "Heartfelt greetings to the English-speaking pilgrims, especially the large group of university students taking part in the international UNIV Congress here in Rome. [...]
Tags: Pope, University, Holy Week , Pope Francis

Sixth volume of Studia et Documenta published

Sixth volume of Studia et Documenta published New historical studies on Opus Dei and its founder Over 100 articles published For the sixth year running the St Josemaria Historical Institute in Rome has brought out its regular contribution to the historiography of Opus Dei and its founder. [...]
Tags: culture, History, Opus Dei, University

New "Chair of St. Josemaría Escrivá" Created

At the School of Theology´s request, on December 12, 2011 the University Rector of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome decreed the creation of a new Chair of St. Josemaría Escrivá within the Spiritual Theology Department. The Chair will not only focus on [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, University, Rome

University of the Holy Cross celebrates 25th anniversary

Twenty five years of history, twenty five years of searching and teaching the truth. That’s how the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome inaugurated the 2009-2010 academic year.
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Students pitch in to help Haiti rebuild

Students from Trinidad & Tobago, on North Hall’s Summer 2010 Haiti Outreach Program, spent a week on reconstruction work in Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince, devastated after January’s earthquake. Port au Prince, and especially the downtown area and the surroundings, was devastated by the earthquake [...]
Tags: Youth, Solidarity, University, Trinidad and Tobago