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October 22: Saint John Paul II

We offer here the homilies given by his successors at his funeral Mass, beatification Mass, and canonization.

From the Church and the Pope

Friends Until Death

Saint Josemaría was a man with many good friends. He always valued friendship as one of the great treasures of life, and he left this message as a legacy to the faithful of the Work. Pablo Pérez, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Navarra, spoke of St Josemaría's lasting and deep friendship with Francisco Moreno and Enrique Giménez Arnau, two friends he met in his youth in Zaragoza. This is an English adaptation of that account.

Recent News

"Freedom grows with love"

In his 20 October general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians, speaking about the freedom of Christians.

From the Church and the Pope

The Monthly Intention: Praying All Together

Here is the intention from 2 October 2021 to 2 October 2022, which the Prelate is suggesting to the faithful and friends of Opus Dei.

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"Saint Joseph, you do it because I don’t know how to"

During the four months his wife was in the hospital, José Ignacio says that “every day I prayed to Saint Joseph because he had to deal with much more complicated problems and was a strong support for the Holy Family.”

Personal testimonies

Pope Francis: Address to the Campus Bio-medico University in Rome

"Blessed Alvaro del Portillo encouraged you to place yourselves every day at the service of the human person in his or her entirety. I thank you for this, it is very pleasing to God." Address by Pope Francis on 18 October to respresentatives from the Campus Biomedico University in Rome.

From the Church and the Pope

“There are so many good people everywhere”

In the Year of Saint Joseph and the Family, Erick Díaz, a Peruvian supernumerary in Opus Dei, talks about how he migrated to the United States filled with dreams. There he met his wife, Sandy, and they now have five children.

Personal testimonies

Crossing the Pyrenees: All of Them or None of Them

At the end of 1937 Saint Josemaría and some of the first members of Opus Dei and friends crossed the Pyrenees to the so-called national zone, where it was easier for Saint Josemaría to continue his priestly work. During this crossing, there were some particularly risky and difficult moments. The historian José Carlos Martín de la Hoz recounts one of them.

Recent News

Christian Freedom, Universal Leaven of Liberation

In his 13 October general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians, speaking about the meaning of Christian freedom.

From the Church and the Pope

"Pray for the gift of unity"

Homily of Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, Chancellor of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, at the inaugural Mass for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. He highlights the “yearning for unity in the Church” reflected in the texts of the Mass for Pentecost.

From the Prelate