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.
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.
Read these counsels slowly. Pause to meditate on these thoughts. They are things that I whisper in your ear—confiding them—as a friend, as a brother, as a father. And they are being heard by God.”
In a note to a 1950 edition of The Way, Saint Josemaría promised readers a new book —Furrow—soon to be published. The material was written and organized into chapter headings; only the numbering of the points of meditation and a stylistic revision remained
This book, a compilation of spiritual annotations of Josemaría Escrivá appearing in 1987, completes the trilogy aimed at facilitating personal prayer that began with The Way and continued with Furrow
Friends of God
A canticle to ordinary life, addressed to ordinary Christians, about the extraordinary surprise God has in store for them. This compilation was the first posthumous work of Saint Josemaría
Christ is Passing By
An audio version of "Christ's Death is the Christian's Life," from "Christ is Passing By."
One December morning in 1931, Fr. Josemaría dashed off this small book in one sitting, just after celebrating Mass. He poured into these pages an example of his way of meditating the mysteries of the life of Jesus and Mary, and of reciting the Rosary. Parting with his reader, he confides, “My friend: I have told you just part of my secret. It is up to you, with God’s help, to discover the rest. Take courage. Be faithful. Become little (...) If you say the Rosary in this way, you will learn to pray well.”
Saint Josemaria and the Role of Saint Joseph in Christian Life
An article that will appear in the forthcoming issue of "Romana" (no. 59), written by Fr. Lucas Mateo-Seco shortly before his death in February 2014. The feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated in the Church on March 19.
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.
Faith and Life in St Josemaria Escriva
“The faith of a son, which is faith in the Son, was manifested in the faith of a father, the faith that characterized St Josemaria’s life. He felt very much a son of God, and also very much a father.” For the Year of Faith we publish an article by Giulio Maspero which will shortly appear in the journal ‘Romana’
St. Josemaría, Teacher of Forgiveness (Part 1)
This study published in no. 52 of of the journal ‘Romana’, it focuses on some aspects of St. Josemaría’s teachings on forgiveness and their relevance in fostering a peaceful co-existence. Because of its length, it will be published in two parts. The founder of Opus Dei invites us to rediscover forgiveness and to learn how to love: to love God and, through him, our neighbor, also when we are offended. The words and example of St. Josemaría help us to go deeper into the beauty of forgiveness and to lear
St. Josemaría, a Teacher of Forgiveness (Part 2)
The Christian’s response, says St. Josemaría, should be “to drown evil in an abundance of good” and to open wide one’s arms to all humanity as did Jesus Christ the priest. In this second part of a study published in the journal Romana,we will consider some key ideas from the homily “Christian Respect for Persons and their Freedom” and the practice of forgiveness in contemporary society in striving to foster a culture of peace.
The use of Sacred Scripture in the writings of Saint Josemaria
By Scott Hahn. In a certain sense we can fully understand the accomplishments of St. Josemaría, or the graces he received, when we come to understand his use of the Scriptures.
Metro Achievement Center: A Legacy of St. Josemaría
Guided by St. Josemaría Escrivá’s passion for social development and the education of youth, the Metro Achievement Center opened its doors twenty-five years ago in the heart of Chicago’s inner city. Metro is one example among many social initiatives inspired by Opus Dei throughout the world.
May 17, 1992: 25th Anniversary
May 17 is the 25th anniversary of the beatification of Josemaria Escriva by Saint John Paul II. A brief video with highlights from that day
“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.
Cardinal Ratzinger's Article for Saint Josemaria's Canonization
"Letting God Work," an article by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, published in "L'Osservatore Romano" on 6 October 2002.
Homily of John Paul II at the canonization of Josemaría Escrivá
The homily given by the Pope at the canonization of the founder of Opus Dei, on October 6, 2002.
"What matters is that God believes in you"
German Yanke talks about Alberto Miguez, a firm atheist, who once went to lunch with St. Josemaria.
Cardinal O'Malley's Homily for Feast of Saint Josemaria
Complete text of the homily given by Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, for the feast of Saint Josemaría.