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Wife, Mother of Four and Business Owner

Mary Beth Burger is a forty-two-year-old supernumerary. She is a wife and mother of four. She is a physical therapist and owns an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in Virginia. Her oldest child, Christopher, was born blind and suffers from other handicaps, including a form [...]
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10 Questions about the St. Josemaria Institute

The St. Josemaria Institute was founded in the United States in 2006 to help people discover and explore the life and teachings of St. Josemaria, the “patron saint of ordinary life”, who has become a spiritual guide for thousands of people around the world. Elia [...]
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Love, time, and everything

Doris Cerna Peruvian, Immigrant and Child Care Provider Doris Cerna moved to the United States from Peru with her husband and two small boys in december of 1990. She has been a supernumerary member of Opus Dei since 1985. She met Opus Dei through her [...]
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How does she do it in real life?

St Josemaria's advice about families was based on his own lived experience - so people find it connects with theirs. Here: "Clutter Control Tips from Mother of 11" (Jennifer Cook Kilmer) - Good Morning America, Sept., 2011 The secret of married happiness [...]
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From Warsaw to New Jersey, with St Josemaria’s teachings

I met Opus Dei while I was studying medicine in Warsaw, Poland, around twenty years ago. Opus Dei had just started its activities and someone in the Work met my Grandmother who was a professor at the Warsaw Veterinary University. Through my Grandma, I met [...]
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The Real St. Josemaria Escriva and the Film Version

John Coverdale knew St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei who is portrayed in the new Roland Joffe film There Be Dragons. Coverdale, a numerary (celibate member) of Opus Dei who teaches law at Seton Hall University, worked in the main office of Opus [...]
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Faith: There Be Dragons: A movie about the power of forgiveness to premiere in Ann Arbor area the weekend of May 6

By Moira Cullen for annarbor.com Every once in a while, a movie comes along which stirs up in its audiences the conviction that they were meant to live extraordinary lives...lives of love, forgiveness, and surpassing beauty. This week’s premier of Roland Joffe’s There Be Dragons promises [...]
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Viewers and reviewers on There Be Dragons

Comments and reactions by people who have watched the Roland Joffé movie There Be Dragons, supplied by Mount Santa Fe Productions. “The striking portrait of an anything-but-plaster saint, There Be Dragons grippingly portrays St. Josemaria Escriva's struggle to establish his innovative spiritual movement and to live [...]
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El Mundo Interview with Charlie Cox

As we look forward to the release of There be Dragons in the United States, the movie has already become the second most viewed movie this year in Spain. Behind the untouchable Torrente, this story related to the founder of the Work has already taken [...]
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User-friendly evangelization

The head of the St Josemaria Institute sees Roland Joffé’s new movie There Be Dragons as a “user-friendly” way of evangelizing, following the recommendations of Blessed John Paul II. Why is the St. Josemaria Institute promoting the movie? The St. Josemaria Institute is a not-for-profit [...]
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