Number of articles: 49

The Seminary Years

Why am I becoming a priest? Our Lord wants something: what is it? And in Latin — not very elegant Latin — … I kept repeating Domine, ut videam! Ut sit! Ut sit! The thing that you want, and that I don’t know — make it happen!”

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The Civil War

The Spanish Civil War breaks out, together with one of the most violent periods of religious persecution in the history of the Church

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A Christian Family

St Josemaria often recalled with gratitude how his parents introduced him step by step to the Christian way of life

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Footprints in the Snow

It may seem surprising that a little thing like some footprints in the snow was enough to make a teenager make the great decision to give his life to God. But that is the language God often uses to call people, and that is how generous souls who seek God sincerely are capable of responding, with faith.

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The Founding of Opus Dei

“I was 26, had God’s grace and good humor and nothing else. And I had to do Opus Dei”. It was October 2, 1928, the feast of the Guardian Angels...

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The First Years of Opus Dei

1928, 1929, 1930… St Josemaria had to fulfil God’s will, but had no trained assistants, no money, and no patrons.

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Episodes from St Josemaria's Childhood

Saint Josemaria had an inkling at an early age that God had something important in store for him. This segment from an Italian animated film (with English subtitles) about St. Josemaría's early life presents some episodes from his youth.

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St. Josemaría’s Legacy on Anniversary of his Canonization: “Be holy”

St. Josemaría Escrivá was canonized on the 6th of October, 2002. From 1928 until his death in 1975, he preached that all men and women are called to holiness. His statue in the Vatican reminds thousands of Catholic faithful of this message (1:40').

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Among the Poor and the Sick

Among the poor, the sick, and the children, he sought the strength needed to set in motion the immense project that God had placed on his shoulders that day. It was a school of suffering where his soul would be tempered to its mission.

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