Pope John Paul II approved a decree on a miracle of Blessed Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. The Pope also approved, among others, miracles attributed to Padre Pio and Blessed Juan Diego.
Kam Him Centre, located on the Kowloon peninsula, is one of 18 new Opus Dei centers which began activities in the year 2001.
"God gave men the dignity of being partakers in creation." In a Mass commemorating Blessed Josemaria Escriva's birth, the Archbishop of Vienna discussed the biblical view of work and Blessed Josemaria's message of sanctification through work.
In a recent article, Cardinal Paul Shan, S.J., bishop of Kaohsiung and Taiwan's first cardinal, described Blessed Josemaria Escriva as a friend of young people and a man who loved the Church.
"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.
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