6 October: Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Josemaría

On 6 October 2002, John Paul II canonized the founder of Opus Dei, who he called the "saint of ordinary life."

St. Peter's Square during the canonization ceremony

6 October: St. Josemaría Escrivá's canonization ceremony

Pope John Paul II's homily for the canonization of St. Josemaría Escrivá

St. Josemaría summarizes his message

In the video above, some of the Australians who travelled to Rome for the canonization speaks about their experiences and memories and how St. Josemaría's teachings are present in their lives.

Filmed and Edited by: Jonty Gardner
Produced by: Tamara El-Rahi
Filming Assistant: Gerard Rajakariar

7 October: Mass of Thanksgiving

Bishop Javier Echevarría's homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving

• Pope John Paul II greets pilgrims

Summary of events, 6-7 October

Prayer card for St. Josemaría's intercession