5 Tools to Get to Know Saint Josemaria
Saint Josemaria was born on January 9, 1902, in Barbastro, Spain. Here are a few of the ways to get to know his life, including videos of his preaching, texts from his writings, in addition to audios, testimonies, and more.
The Christian Vocation
A homily by Saint Josemaria published in "Christ is Passing By," given on 2 December 1961, first Sunday in Advent. Text and audio recording in English.
The Great Unknown
Homily given by the Founder of Opus Dei on the feast of Pentecost, 25 May 1969, and published in "Christ is Passing By."
“Seeking God Through Ordinary Work”
For the feast day of Saint Josemaria on June 26, we offer an article by Cardinal Albino Luciani (later Pope John Paul I), published in "Il Gazzettino" (Venice), July 25, 1978, one month before he was elected Pope.
The Riches of the Faith
An article by Saint Josemaria published in ABC, a Madrid daily, on November 2, 1969. In this article, the Opus Dei founder spoke of love for freedom as one of the treasures of the Christian faith.
St Josemaria and the Archangels
On Thursday, October 6, 1932, while St Josemaria Escriva was praying in the chapel of Saint John of the Cross during his retreat at the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Segovia, he was for the first time inwardly moved to invoke the three archangels and the three apostles Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, and Saints Peter, Paul, and John. From that moment on he considered them the patrons of the different fields of apostolate that would make up Opus Dei.
A Resource for Prayer
Talks and meditations by priests of Opus Dei. Recent additions include 3 talks on “Pope Francis: His Life and Papacy and the Synod on the Family,” and meditations for the Sundays in Lent.