Luis Cano works at the Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer Historical Institute in Rome. In late 2020, he published a critical study of four unpublished letters that the founder wrote to members of Opus Dei past, present and future. This is a translated adaptation of an interview he gave on this volume of work.
A homily by Saint Josemaria published in "Christ is Passing By," given on 22 November 1970, the feast of Christ the King.
On 16 October 1931, Saint Josemaria, beset with many worries, deeply experienced the reality that he was a child of God, which he called a "new Mediterranean" in his life.
In the Year of St. Joseph and of the Family, Oakcrest School in Virginia has dedicated an original painting of the Holy Family for the school's chapel.
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.
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.
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.
"Letting God Work," an article by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, published in "L'Osservatore Romano" on 6 October 2002.
Audio recording and text of "Finding Peace in the Heart of Christ," a homily given by Saint Josemaria on 17 June 1966, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which the Church celebrates this Friday.
The Monday after Pentecost is now the feast of the memorial of Mary, "Mater Ecclesiae." Some texts from Pope Francis and Saint Josemaria to help us appreciate this liturgical feast.
Nine days of special preparation for the great feast of our Lady's Immaculate Conception, with some resources for growing in love for Mary Immaculate.
The Minerva publishing firm (1943-1946) was the first cultural initiative begun by faithful of Opus Dei. It was launched with great enthusiasm, under the direct encouragement of Saint Josemaría. The historical researcher Mercedes Montero recounts the origin and evolution of this project.
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 founder's life and message.
On September 29, the Church honors the Holy Archangels. A brief history of how Saint Josemaria chose them as patrons of Opus Dei.
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.
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.
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).
For the feast day of Saint Josemaria on June 26, here is a meditation he gave on Holy Thursday, 27 March 1975, eve of the 50th anniversary of his ordination and three months before his death.
Some resources for growing in love for Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, with words from Pope Francis, Saint John Paul II, Saint Josemaria and Bishop Javier Echevarria.
Some practical ways to grow in devotion to the Holy Spirit during the ten days from the Ascension to Pentecost, led by the piety of Saint Josemaria and Pope Francis.
Gerona, Hinojosa de Jarque (Teruel) and Santa María de Luneda (Pontevedra) are the starting points for three hitherto unknown testimonies of dedication to others. The historian Santiago Martínez brings us an account of three early members of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross — founded by Saint Josemaría in 1943 — to which more than 4,000 clerics around the world belong today.
On November 2, All Souls Day, the Church reminds us of the need to pray for those who have died and are now being purified.
A meditation given by Saint Josemaria in Rome on 2 October 1962, on the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels and an anniversary of the founding of Opus Dei in 1928.
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.
Some advice from Saint Josemaria on how to get the most out of the upcoming school year.
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.
The feast of Saint Thomas More is celebrated on 22 June. An article by Andrew Hegarty published in "Studia et Documenta," vol. 8 – 2014.
A recent book about Saint Josemaria, ‘The Cremades Plans’ by Msgr. Javier Cremades (1946-2021), is now available in English and can be downloaded as a free eBook.
On the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Some resources for growing in devotion to the Trinity.
In this brief video, Saint Josemaria speaks about his love for Saint Joseph, and the many virtues the Holy Patriarch possessed.