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Blessed Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei

On January 9th 2002, members, cooperators and friends of Opus Dei worldwide celebrated the centenary anniversary of the birth of Blessed Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer – the founder of Opus Dei. In Nigeria today, many persons have not heard about Opus Dei. Those who have, do not know the objectives of Opus Dei and people question: Who is Josemaria Escriva? What Is Opus Dei about? In this brief write-up, we give highlights of the life of Blessed Josemaria Escriva, and the aims and objectives of Opus Dei

Commemorating the Centennial by Serving

Around the world, people are commemorating the centennial of Blessed Josemaria Escriva's birth with concrete expressions of solidarity with the poor. Here are eight examples of social initiatives in the fields of education, immigration, work, and healthcare that have been or will be put into operation in honor of the centennial

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Detailed account of the cure

In just two weeks his lesions were completely cured, he recovered the normal use of his hands, and was able to go back to doing surgery.

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Chronology of the process of the miracle

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Italy's First Euro Stamp Commemorates Josemaria Escriva

"The continuation in history of the deeds and actions of Opus Dei's founder requires that his memory remain not only in the minds of individuals but also in the public conscience," says Italy's Communications Minister. Stamps and postmarks were also issued in the Philippines, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Spain.

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Helping the sick and lonely

In Madrid, approximately 100,000 of the city's elderly live alone. They face many difficulties in their current situation. The Development and Assistance Foundation coordinates the work of hundreds of volunteers to reach out to those in need.

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Interview with Franz Cardinal König about Blessed Josemaria Escriva

Franz Cardinal König says that the Founder of Opus Dei "now belongs to the Church's treasury; he's welcomed to the multitude of saints."

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A Centennial Marked by Solidarity

At a conference at the Centro ELIS school in Rome recently, participants discussed Blessed Josemaria Escriva's teachings and heard about various social service initiatives begun in honor of the centennial of his birth.

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The Grandeur of Ordinary Life

A good many of us are often interested only in highlighting the extraordinary things in our lives while ignoring the everyday events that shape and give meaning to our lives. These ordinary things, our work, our relationship with family and friends, are really the cornerstones of our existence. These small and ordinary things around you are opportunities to show your love for God. Each person is capable of becoming a saint by sanctifying the little things we do, our work, our daily cares and also by s...

Cardinal Ruini addresses Escriva Congress

Escriva's Message Is a Service to the Universal Church and All Particular Churches.

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