Number of articles: 262

"The driving force of his life was the desire to see God's will done"

Saint Josemaria was beatified on 17 May 1992. Here is the homily given by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of Josemaría Escrivá on 19 May 1992, in the Basilica of the Holy Apostles in Rome.


Saint Josemaria in Fatima

Saint Josemaria speaks about his pilgrimages to the shrine of Fatima, his friendship with Sister Lucia, and his devotion to the holy Rosary.

Pray with Saint Josemaría

Saint Catherine of Siena, Intercessor of Opus Dei

April 29 is the feast day of Saint Catherine of Siena. The story of how Saint Josemaria decided to name her an intercessor of Opus Dei. Adapted from an article published in "Studia et Documenta," vol. 8 (2014).

Stories from His Life

Saint Josemaria and Our Lady of Montserrat

On April 27th, 1954, feast of Our Lady of Montserrat, after a severe allergic reaction to insulin, Saint Josemaria was cured inexplicably (according to medical opinion) of the diabetes he had suffered from for years.

Stories from His Life

Saint Josemaria's First Holy Communion

Saint Josemaria's First Holy Communion took place on 23 April 1912, the feast of Saint George, patron saint of Aragon and Catalonia, and the traditional day for First Communion ceremonies.

Stories from His Life

The Holy Eucharist, Mystery of Love and Faith

A new video with excerpts from Saint Josemaria's preaching on the Eucharist: "Living the Holy Mass is to pray constantly, convinced that, for each of us, it is a personal encounter with God."

Pray with Saint Josemaría

Volume I of Saint Josemaría’s Letters

Volume I of the collected letters of Saint Josemaria Escriva is now available in English from Scepter Publishers.


Gathered Together in Unity

Saint Josemaria was ordained to the priesthood on 28 March 1925. Here is a meditation he gave on Holy Thursday, 27 March 1975, eve of the 50th anniversary of his ordination and three months before his death.


"The Cremades Plans" (with audio)

A recent book about Saint Josemaria, ‘The Cremades Plans’ by Msgr. Javier Cremades (1946-2021), can now be downloaded in audio format and as a free eBook. "This saint will give us everything we need to draw closer to God."


New Mediterraneans (III): "From the Wound of the Right Hand" (with audio)

A "new discovery" in Saint Josemaria's spiritual life. Contemplating our Lord’s Sacred Humanity, wounded for our sins and now risen in glory, should be for us a font of hope.

Fostering Interior Life