Publication of Volume 1 of St Josemaría Escrivá’s Letters

On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of St Josemaría in 1902, the publishers are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Volume 1 in the Collection of St Josemaría Escrivá’s foundational Letters.

To transmit the message of holiness in ordinary life to the members of Opus Dei, St Josemaría Escrivá made use of oral preaching and writings. Among them are Instructions and Letters, in which he explains the nature and apostolates of Opus Dei.

This volume contains the first four Letters of some 38 of a foundational nature which St Josemaría Escrivá wrote. Although they are addressed to all members of Opus Dei, they are valuable resources for everyone in the Church.

Letter 1, dated 24 March 1930, is on the call to holiness and apostolate in ordinary life.

Letter 2, dated 24 March 1931, highlights the importance of humility in one’s spiritual life.

Letter 3, dated 9 January 1932, deals with the supernatural and apostolic mission of the members of Opus Dei in the middle of the world.

Letter 4, dated 16 July 1933, explains the way of proclaiming Christian doctrine through personal apostolate.

Copies will be available from 24 January from Scepter (UK) Ltd (