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.
"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.”
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.
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.