"Sanctity is made up of heroic acts. Therefore, in our work we are asked for the heroism of finishing properly the tasks committed to us, day after day, even though they are the same tasks.” Saint Josemaría
"Sanctity is made up of heroic acts. Therefore, in our work we are asked for the heroism of finishing properly the tasks committed to us, day after day, even though they are the same tasks.”
“Isidoro 100%” is a sketch of the life of Venerable Isidoro Zorzano, based on 259 testimonies collected after his early death at the age of 41 when he was working as an engineer for the Spanish railroad system.
This Sunday is the beginning of Advent, a time to prepare for our Lord's arrival on Christmas. Some resources for drawing as much fruit as possible from this liturgical time.
Excerpt from the homily of Bishop Yanguas at the diaconal ordination of 24 faithful of Opus Dei, and also some words from the Prelate of Opus Dei after the ceremony.
May 18, 1992: two old acquaintances meet in the waiting room at Ciampino airport in Rome. The day before they had attended Josemaría Escrivá’s beatification. One was Juan Jiménez Vargas. The other was Don José Carlos Martín de la Hoz, who asked him: "Yesterday, when you saw that crowd in St. Peter's Square, what did you feel?”
Encarnación Ortega was born on May 5, 1920, just over 100 years ago. Encarnita, as everyone called her, was one of the first women in Opus Dei; she met Saint Josemaría in 1941 and soon asked to be admitted as a numerary. The historian José Carlos Martín de la Hoz, vice-postulator of the cause for canonization, recounts in this podcast some events in Encarnita's life that help us to understand her human and spiritual worth.
Father Cormac Burke, who helped begin Opus Dei's apostolic work in several countries, died on 22 November in Nairobi, after many years of faithful work in Kenya. He was also a well-known author and worked as a judge on the Roma Rota.
During this Year of the Family in the Church, which ends on June 26, 2022, this novena can help people grasp the greatness of the vocation to seek holiness in Christian marriage and family life, imitating the Holy Family.
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.
Pedro Casciaro was one of the first members of Opus Dei. He met Saint Josemaría when he was studying mathematics and architecture in Madrid. That restless, sensitive and somewhat cold young man, religiously speaking, began to form a closer relationship with God and discovered his vocation. It was the beginning of an exciting adventure and the path that led him to a full life, as José Carlos Martín de la Hoz recounts.
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.
Saint John Paul II erected Opus Dei as a personal prelature on November 28, 1982. Here is an address he gave at a workshop on the Apostolic Letter “Novo Millennio Ineunte,” on March 17, 2001, in which he outlines his hopes for the Prelature.
Dualtech Training Center in the Philippines has been educating youth and providing workers for industry since 1982.
A website, like a house, sometimes needs a bit of remodeling. The present version of Opus Dei’s website began in 2014. Now we have launched a new version that is faster and more agile, and that adds many helpful features.
The relics of Saint Severinus are preserved in Villa Tevere in Rome, where the central offices of Opus Dei are located. In the centers of the Prelature the votive Mass in honor Saint Severinus is celebrated on 8 November.
Saint Josemaría was a man with many good friends. He always valued friendship as one of the great treasures of life, and he left this message as a legacy to the faithful of the Work. Pablo Pérez, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Navarra, spoke of St Josemaría's lasting and deep friendship with Francisco Moreno and Enrique Giménez Arnau, two friends he met in his youth in Zaragoza. This is an English adaptation of that account.