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Saint Josemaria's First Holy Communion

Saint Josemaria's First Holy Communion

Saint Josemaria made his First Communion on 23 April 1912, exactly ten years after his Confirmation. It was the feast of Saint George, patron saint of Aragon and Catalonia, and the traditional day for First Communion ceremonies.

New Year, New Struggle

New Year, New Struggle

This was the motto that Saint Josemaria set for himself at the beginning of 1972, in the face of many challenges in the Church and the world. An extract from Andrés Vazquez de Prada​​'s biography of the founder of Opus Dei.

New Anniversary of Canonization

New Anniversary of Canonization

Saint Josemaria was canonized on October 6, 2002. Here is the address Pope John Paul II gave the next day, a powerful summary of the new saint's life and message.