Number of articles: 257

“I found you on the ground”

On a cold rainy day in Chile, Manuel found a prayer card of Saint Josemaría lying on the ground, soaked and dirty. It was the beginning of a close friendship.

Personal testimonies

Seven Sorrows of Our Lady

September 15th is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, when following an ancient tradition in the Church we venerate the "seven sorrows of Our Lady." Perfectly united to her Son's sacrifice on the Cross, Mary lovingly shares in Jesus' self-giving for our redemption.

Fostering Interior Life

Saint Josemaria's Devotion to the Holy Cross

For the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on 14 September, here are some extracts from the book "Memories of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá" by Bishop Javier Echevarria.

Testimonies

Ten Tips for Starting the School Year Well

Some advice from Saint Josemaria on how to get the most out of the upcoming school year.

News

Saint Josemaria in Nigeria

The adventure of organising a Mass in honour of Saint Josemaria in Abeokuta, Nigeria. This year, over 200 Masses were celebrated in cities and towns around Nigeria.

Devotion and Favors

In DYA: Jesus' "New Commandment"

On August 23, 1932, Saint Josemaria wrote down in his ‘Intimate Notes’ that all the centers of Opus Dei should have a plaque with the words of Jesus' "new commandment": "that you love one another as I have loved you." The first place this was done was the DYA Residence in Madrid.

Stories from His Life

Homily for the Feast of the Assumption

A homily by Saint Josemaria published in "Christ is Passing By," given on the feast of our Lady's Assumption into heaven, 15 August 1961.

Documentation

Saint Josemaria and Saint James the Apostle

July 25 is the feast of Saint James the Apostle. Here is the story of several trips Saint Josemaria made to Santiago de Compostela, where the Apostle's remains are preserved, including his first pilgrimage there in 1938 during the difficult days of the Spanish civil war.

Stories from His Life

Monsignor Ocáriz: "The Lord is guiding our boat"

Homily given by the Prelate of Opus Dei on 26 June 2021, the feast day of Saint Josemaría, in the Basilica of Saint Eugene (Rome).

Publications, Interviews, and Other Messages

Saint Thomas More as Intercessor of Opus Dei

The feast of Saint Thomas More is celebrated on 22 June. An article by Andrew Hegarty published in "Studia et Documenta," vol. 8 – 2014.

Historical context