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Countdown to the canonization

With a week left till the canonization of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá, a picture of the event is coming into focus. So far, 230,000 participants from 84 countries are confirmed, with more expected. And everyone's got a story.

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EWTN Canonization Coverage

A schedule of EWTN's television programming related to the canonization of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.

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Holy Father welcomes UNIV 99 participants

In the Paul VI Hall this morning, Pope John Paul welcomed 4,000 students participating in the UNIV 99 Congress, the annual Holy Week encounter in Rome promoted throughout the world by the faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei.

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Family finds strength in song and prayer

A Milwaukee paper tells the story of a remarkable family going to the October 6 canonization of Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.

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Uncommon Faith: A new book on Josemaría Escrivá

An American author who worked with Josemaría Escrivá for seven years in Rome has written a book about the early history of Opus Dei.

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Working Hard in the Bronx: the Rosedale Summer Job-Training Program

"Summer fun" for Rosedale Achievement Center’s high school girls means getting up early, working hard from 9:00 – 12:00, taking classes from 1:00 – 4:00 and going home tired, happy and with money in their pockets.

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Canonization website now available on Internet

The organizing committee for the celebration of the canonization of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá has just put a page on the web with useful information for all who want to take part in or simply know more about the ceremony which will take place in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 6th.

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New book: Cures Through the Intercession of Josemaria Escriva

A book about extraordinary cures attributed to the intercession of Blessed Josemaria Escriva has been published recently by Scepter. The author is Msgr. Flavio Capucci, the Postulator of the Cause of Canonization of Josemaria Escriva.

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Blessed Josemaría Escrivá to be canonized October 6, 2002

The Vatican has announced that Pope John Paul II will canonize Josemaría Escrivá, Opus Dei's founder, Padre Pío, Juan Diego, and 6 others this year.

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October 3 to 10 in Rome

Program of events related to the canonization of Blessed Josemaría. Additional information can be found at

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