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Crossing the Pyrenees: All of Them or None of Them

At the end of 1937 Saint Josemaría and some of the first members of Opus Dei and friends crossed the Pyrenees to the so-called national zone, where it was easier for Saint Josemaría to continue his priestly work. During this crossing, there were some particularly risky and difficult moments. The historian José Carlos Martín de la Hoz recounts one of them.

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Locked in the Legation of Honduras

In March 1937, in the middle of the civil war, Saint Josemaría spent four and a half months locked up with some members of Opus Dei and a dozen families in the Legation of Honduras, a building located very close to the Plaza de Emilio Castelar in Madrid, as it had diplomatic immunity. Those months of isolation were also a period of spiritual growth for Saint Josemaría and those who accompanied him.

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"Fragments of History": 10 Podcasts on the History of Opus Dei

In this podcast series, various historians speak about people and events in the life of Saint Josemaría and the history of Opus Dei. Over the next 10 weeks, a new podcast will be made available each week.

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Characters in a Divine Story

Based on the surprising story of Irene Kalpas, Pablo Pérez, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Navarra, explains how the story of Opus Dei can be told through each of the people who have found their way to God in this institution of the Catholic Church.

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"This painting draws me to Mass every day"

In the Year of St. Joseph and of the Family, Oakcrest School in Virginia has dedicated an original painting of the Holy Family for the school's chapel.

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Monsignor Mariano Fazio in Lebanon

The Auxiliary Vicar of the Prelature traveled to Lebanon from the 9th to the 14th of September, sent by Monsignor Fernando Ocariz to express his closeness during the difficult period the country is going through.

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Mariano Fazio: "We can change the world from within"

We republish ‘Avvenire’'s interview with the Auxiliary Vicar of Opus Dei, Msgr. Mariano Fazio, in which he talks about his new book ‘Changing the World from Within’.

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July 29: Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus

To stress the family spirit of the home in Bethany where Jesus loved to stay, Pope Francis has established the memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus, replacing the previous memorial of Saint Martha.

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“Don’t forget the refugees”

Ordained last May, Pablo recently defended his doctoral thesis on the Church’s teachings regarding refugees and migrants. Pope Francis encouraged him personally to continue his concern for refugees.

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Interview with President of the Opus Dei Centenary Committee

Fernanda Lopes (Brasilia, 1986) is the president of the initial Committee set up for the centenary of the Work. She has been part of the Central Advisory in Rome since September 2020.

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