"Fragments of History": 10 Podcasts on the History of Opus Dei

In this podcast series, various historians speak about people and events in the life of Saint Josemaría and the history of Opus Dei. Over the next 10 weeks, a new podcast will be made available each week.

"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

Episode 2: Locked in the Legation of Honduras

Episode 3: Crossing the Pyrenees


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.

Opus Dei (English) · Characters in a Divine Story

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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.

Opus Dei (English) · Locked in the Legation of Honduras Fragments of History, episode 2

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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.

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Listen to the original series of podcasts in Spanish: Fragmentos de historia