EWTN Programs for the Feast of Opus Dei’s Founder, Saint Josemaría

EWTN will broadcast television programs about Opus Dei and Saint Josemaría Escriva on five consecutive evenings beginning June 26, the feast of Saint Josemaría.

Programs about Opus Dei and Saint Josemaria will run on EWTN during the 6:30 PM Eastern Time slot from Monday, June 26 until Friday, June 30. There will also be Opus Dei-related programming broadcast in other time slots as well.

A highlight of the series will be the EWTN debut, on June 28, of the program “Passionately Loving the World: Ordinary American’s Living the Spirituality of St. Josemaria.”  This moving documentary features interviews with people from across the United States who have found inspiration in the spirituality of Opus Dei's founder.

Here are the schedules and descriptions for the programs, as listed on the EWTN Web site:

 EWTN GALLERY MEETING JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ ~ PERU (30:00)

In this particular session, St. Escrivá explains the significance of Opus Dei, and later discusses how work is a means to holiness, beyond a means of sustenance and financial improvement.

Monday, June 26, 3:00 AM Eastern Time (12:00 AM Pacific Time)

Monday, June 26, 6:30 PM Eastern Time (3:30 PM Pacific Time)

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING THEY CALL HIM FATHER IN THE FIVE CONTINENTS (60:00)

This documentary explores the life and works of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei.

Monday, June 26, 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM Pacific Time)

 

EWTN GALLERY SOWERS OF PEACE AND JOY (30:00)

This program highlights the work of Opus Dei in spreading the Social Gospel of the Church all over the world. St. Josemaria explained that Christians working in the world should not live “a kind of double life. …There is just one life, made of flesh and spirit. And it is this life which has to become, in both soul and body, holy and filled with God.”

Tuesday, June 27, 3:00 AM Eastern Time (12:00 AM Pacific Time)

Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 PM Eastern Time (3:30 PM Pacific Time)

EWTN GALLERY PASSIONATELY LOVING THE WORLD: ORDINARY AMERICANS LIVING THE SPIRITUALITY OF ST. JOSEMARIA  (30:00)

This program explains the teachings of St. Escriva while interviewing several ordinary Catholic families who discuss and explain how they follow Catholic orthodoxy through their regular professions and everyday lives. This is a relevant and valuable program to help inform people about the true nature of Opus Dei and that people do not have to join a religious order to be a Saint, which all people are called to become.

Wednesday, June 28, 3:00 AM Eastern Time (12:00 AM Pacific Time)

Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 PM Eastern Time (3:30 PM Pacific Time)

 

EWTN GALLERY JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ: GLIMPSES OF HIS PREACHING- QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (30:00)

Saint Josemaría Escrivá at his best … preaching, questions and insightful answers for the searching Christian.

Thursday, June 29, 3:00 AM Eastern Time (12:00 AM Pacific Time)

Thursday, June 29, 6:30 PM Eastern Time (3:30 PM Pacific Time)

 

EWTN GALLERY THE SAINT OF ORDINARY LIFE: THE CANNONIZATION OF JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ (30:00)

The canonization Mass of Josemaría Escrivá on October 6, 2002 in St. Peter’s Square.

Friday, June 30, 3:00 AM Eastern Time (12:00 AM Pacific Time)

Friday, June 30, 6:30 PM Eastern Time (3:30 PM Pacific Time)