Number of articles: 19

Saint Josemaria and Our Lady of Fatima

Saint Josemaria is the first pilgrim to Fatima raised to the altars. The story of Fatima as it impacted his life, and also the life of Saint John Paul II.

Stories from His Life

Prelature of Opus Dei

On 28 November 1982, St. John Paul II erected Opus Dei as a Personal Prelature by means of the Apostolic Constitution "Ut sit." Here are some videos and texts on its juridical structure and apostolic mission.

Personal prelature

New Anniversary of Personal Prelature

Saint John Paul II erected Opus Dei as a personal prelature on November 28, 1982. Here is an address he gave at a workshop on the Apostolic Letter “Novo Millennio Ineunte,” on March 17, 2001, in which he outlines his hopes for the Prelature.

Recent News

October 22: Saint John Paul II

We offer here the homilies given by his successors at his funeral Mass, beatification Mass, and canonization.

From the Church and the Pope

​Reflections on the Good Samaritan

An article by Ana Marta Gonzalez published in the December 2018 issue of ‘Scripta Theologica’.

Fostering Interior Life

Saint Raphael Meditation: Feast of Saint John Paul II

For the feast of Saint John Paul II on October 22, the date on which he was canonized by Pope Francis, here is a short meditation (guided prayer) about his life.

Fostering Interior Life

100th Anniversary of Saint John Paul II's Birth

Last May 18th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. His birthplace is now a museum that brings his example of sanctity and human warmth closer to visitors.

Personal testimonies

"Enter into Christ with your whole life"

Video message of Pope Francis to young people for the centenary of Saint John Paul II's birth.

From the Church and the Pope

"Prayer is the most intimate mystery of our being"

In his 13 May General Audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on prayer. He also highlighted the feast of Our Lady of Fatima and said he would offer a special Mass on 18 May for the 100th anniversary of Saint John Paul II's birth.

From the Church and the Pope

"To you I entrust the future of the Church"

October 22 is the feast day of Saint John Paul II. Here is his moving homily at a Mass in the Shrine of Our Lady of Calvary in Poland, during his final apostolic trip to his homeland.

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