"Fragments of History" is a series of podcasts that looks at different events and people in the life of Saint Josemaría and the history of Opus Dei, through interviews with various historians.
Episodes will be released weekly.
List of episodes
Episode 1: Characters in a Divine Story
Recounting the surprising story of Irene Kalpas, Pablo Pérez, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Navarra, shows how the story of Opus Dei can be told through each of the people who have found their way to God in this institution of the Catholic Church.
Episode 2: Locked in the Legation of Honduras
In March 1937, in the middle of the civil war, Saint Josemaría spent four and a half months locked up with some members of Opus Dei and a dozen families in the Legation of Honduras, a building located very close to the Plaza de Emilio Castelar in Madrid, as it had diplomatic immunity. Those months of isolation were also a period of spiritual growth for Saint Josemaría and those who accompanied him.
Episode 3: Crossing the Pyrenees: All of Them or None of Them
At the end of 1937 Saint Josemaría and some of the first members of Opus Dei and friends crossed the Pyrenees to the so-called national zone, where it was easier for Saint Josemaría to continue his priestly work. During this crossing, there were some particularly risky and difficult moments. The historian José Carlos Martín de la Hoz recounts one of them.
Listen to the original series of podcasts in Spanish: Fragmentos de historia