Saint Josemaría’s Friends: 1902-1927
An article by Constantine Ánchel published in Romana 69. It includes abundant testimonies of how Josemaria formed many friendships even from a young age, which he kept up throughout his lifetime
"The driving force of his life was the desire to see God's will done"
Saint Josemaria was beatified on 17 May 1992. Here is the homily given by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of Josemaría Escrivá on 19 May 1992, in the Basilica of the Holy Apostles in Rome.
"The Cremades Plans" (with audio)
A recent book about Saint Josemaria, ‘The Cremades Plans’ by Msgr. Javier Cremades (1946-2021), can now be downloaded in audio format and as a free eBook. "This saint will give us everything we need to draw closer to God."
Saint Josemaria's Devotion to the Holy Cross
For the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on 14 September, here are some extracts from the book "Memories of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá" by Bishop Javier Echevarria.
Simply the Father
For Saint Josemaria’s feast day on June 26th, Italian priest Fr. Andrea Mardegan offers reflections on the spiritual fatherhood of the Founder of Opus Dei, and the meaning of the phrase “every soul has his or her own path.”
"I still read 'The Way' for inspiration"
Michael Miley, drummer for the Rival Sons, discovered the Catholic faith through a friend. He says Saint Josemaria's book "The Way" motivates him to want to do his work better.
"Saint Josemaria is one of my favourite saints"
An interview with Maolsheachlann Ó Ceallaigh, who works in the library of University College Dublin in Ireland, about his recent book “Inspiration from the Saints.”
The Way: "It was love at first sight"
"I was baptized an evangelical Lutheran and even received Confirmation, but I can’t claim that I was a good Christian." Another story about how Saint Josemaria's book "The Way" has changed people's lives.
"The Way": a Joy for Clandestine Seminarians
A priest in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church speaks about the support he found as a seminarian in Saint Josemaria's book during the communist years in his country.
"How can I leave a mark?"
"I always thought that I was living as a good Catholic. Then one day I came upon a copy of 'The Way.'" José recounts how reading a book by the founder of Opus Dei helped him change his life.