Audio recording and text of "Finding Peace in the Heart of Christ," a homily given by Saint Josemaria on 17 June 1966, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which the Church celebrates this Friday.
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
Volume One of the first in-depth history of Opus Dei, written by José Luis González Gullón and John F. Coverdale, is now available in English from Scepter Publishers.
Saint Josemaria speaks about his pilgrimages to the shrine of Fatima, his friendship with Sister Lucia, and his devotion to the holy Rosary.
Saint Josemaria's First Holy Communion took place on 23 April 1912, the feast of Saint George, patron saint of Aragon and Catalonia, and the traditional day for First Communion ceremonies.
Saint Josemaria was ordained to the priesthood on 28 March 1925. Here is a meditation he gave on Holy Thursday, 27 March 1975, eve of the 50th anniversary of his ordination and three months before his death.
A long-standing tradition in the Church is to prepare for the feast of Saint Joseph by dedicating the seven Sundays before March 19 to Saint Joseph, in memory of his seven sorrows and joys.
December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. An account of Saint Josemaria's pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, in May 1970, where he was accompanied by Msgr. Javier Echevarria and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo.
December 6 is the feast of Saint Nicholas of Bari. The story of how Saint Josemaria came to name him intercessor for the financial needs of Opus Dei.
A homily by Saint Josemaria published in "Christ is Passing By," given on 22 November 1970, the feast of Christ the King.
The story of Fernando, a nightclub doorman in Portugal who dreamed of being a soldier, and who eventually found God thanks to a movie about the founder of Opus Dei.
Some resources for growing in love for Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, with words from Pope Francis, Saint John Paul II, Saint Josemaria and Bishop Javier Echevarria.
The Monday after Pentecost is now the feast of the memorial of Mary, "Mater Ecclesiae." Some texts from Pope Francis and Saint Josemaria to help us appreciate this liturgical feast.
April 29 is the feast day of Saint Catherine of Siena. The story of how Saint Josemaria decided to name her an intercessor of Opus Dei. Adapted from an article published in "Studia et Documenta," vol. 8 (2014).
A new video with excerpts from Saint Josemaria's preaching on the Eucharist: "Living the Holy Mass is to pray constantly, convinced that, for each of us, it is a personal encounter with God."
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."
Since 1951, on the Sunday after Christmas, in Opus Dei a special petition is made to the Holy Family of Nazareth for the families of the Prelature's faithful. Here is the story of the origin of this prayer.
10 December is the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, established by Pope Francis. Saint Josemaría considered himself especially indebted to Our Lady of Loreto for a very serious need that he placed under Our Lady's mantle on 15 August 1951.
Luis Cano works at the Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer Historical Institute in Rome. In late 2020, he published a critical study of four unpublished letters that the founder wrote to members of Opus Dei past, present and future. This is a translated adaptation of an interview he gave on this volume of work.
The Minerva publishing firm (1943-1946) was the first cultural initiative begun by faithful of Opus Dei. It was launched with great enthusiasm, under the direct encouragement of Saint Josemaría. The historical researcher Mercedes Montero recounts the origin and evolution of this project.
The feast of Saint Thomas More is celebrated on 22 June. An article by Andrew Hegarty published in "Studia et Documenta," vol. 8 – 2014.
On the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Some resources for growing in devotion to the Trinity.
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.
On April 27th, 1954, feast of Our Lady of Montserrat, after a severe allergic reaction to insulin, Saint Josemaria was cured inexplicably (according to medical opinion) of the diabetes he had suffered from for years.
Volume I of the collected letters of Saint Josemaria Escriva is now available in English from Scepter Publishers.
A "new discovery" in Saint Josemaria's spiritual life. Contemplating our Lord’s Sacred Humanity, wounded for our sins and now risen in glory, should be for us a font of hope.
Some homilies, articles, videos and carols that can help us draw close to the Infant Jesus at Christmas time with the childlike piety of Saint Josemaria.
Nine days of special preparation for the great feast of our Lady's Immaculate Conception, with some resources for growing in love for Mary Immaculate.
Gerona, Hinojosa de Jarque (Teruel) and Santa María de Luneda (Pontevedra) are the starting points for three hitherto unknown testimonies of dedication to others. The historian Santiago Martínez brings us an account of three early members of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross — founded by Saint Josemaría in 1943 — to which more than 4,000 clerics around the world belong today.
On November 2, All Souls Day, the Church reminds us of the need to pray for those who have died and are now being purified.