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Mary Magdalene: A Great Disciple of Christ

An article by Bishop Javier Echevarria written in 2016 when Pope Francis made the liturgical memorial of Mary Magdalene a feast, like that of the other apostles. Her feast day is July 22.

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"Thank You, Father!"

Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei from 1994 to 2016, died on December 12, 2016. "Thank you, Father" narrates in five minutes some highlights from his life.

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"Show us you are a mother!"

December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. An account of Saint Josemaria's pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, in May 1970, where he was accompanied by Msgr. Javier Echevarria and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo.

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"Everyone had a place in his heart"

For the third anniversary of the death of Bishop Javier Echevarría, here is the homily given by Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz at his funeral Mass on 15 December 2016 in Saint Eugene's Basilica.

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Don Javier's Final Days

Rafaella is a faithful of Opus Dei in Italy who, thanks to her work, witnessed the final days of Bishop Javier Echevarría. He died on December 12, 2016, after 22 years at the head of Opus Dei.

Personal testimonies

Academic Act Honoring Bishop Javier Echevarría

During a two day visit to the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz took part in an academic act honoring the former chancellor Bishop Javier Echevarría, and had a get-together with over 3,000 people in the University's sports complex.

From the Prelate

"The beauty of faith comes from abandonment in God's hands"

Homily and gallery of photos from the Mass celebrated in Rome by the Prelate on the first anniversary of the death of Bishop Javier Echevarría, his predecessor at the head of Opus Dei.

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Good Son, Good Father

"When a good person we love passes away, a thousand memories flood our heart." An article on the impact of the death of Bishop Javier Echevarría in the hearts of so many people.

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Memories of Bishop Javier Echevarría

Nicola Waite, a member of Opus Dei's Central Advisory in Rome, shares some memories of her time working with Bishop Javier Echevarria. "You could see as he talked that he was in constant conversation with God – you felt like he was talking to God, and encouraged you to do the same. And as somebody who was new to this whole world of the Catholic faith, that was very attractive. It was something that I felt...I want that!"

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In Memory of Bishop Javier Echevarría

A selection of messages of condolence received since the death of Bishop Javier Echevarría on December 12, with a 20-minute video summary of the Mass celebrated for the repose of his soul on December 15 in Rome.

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