Who Was He?
This 7-minute video describes the life of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, who spread the call to holiness in daily life and was called the "saint of the ordinary" by John Paul II. "We have to be contemplative souls in the middle of the world, who strive to turn our work into prayer," he often said. "Married people, single people, workers, intellectuals, farmers... right where they are can and should be good children of God."
Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
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.
“Saint Josemaría literally saved my life”
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.
Saint Thomas More as Intercessor of Opus Dei
The feast of Saint Thomas More is celebrated on 22 June. An article by Andrew Hegarty published in "Studia et Documenta," vol. 8 – 2014.
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
Preparing for the Feast of Corpus Christi
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.
Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
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.
"I dream — and the dream has come true — of multitudes of God’s children, sanctifying themselves as ordinary citizens, sharing the ambitions and endeavours of their colleagues and friends.”
The Message of Saint Josemaria
A documentary about Opus Dei's message and its founder. Includes a previously unpublished clip from his homily "Passionately Loving the World," given at the University of Navarra on October 8, 1967.
"The Heart of Work": Saint Josemaria's Vision
A short video with selections from Saint Josemaria's preaching that illustrate what he means by "sanctifying our work" and striving to find God in our work and daily life.
St. Josemaria: Freedom for our Children
St. Josemaría always spoke a lot about freedom: granting it, defending it, knowing how to use it. Here he is asked: “How can we harmonize freedom and authority in raising our children?” (0’55”).
“Jesus, here is John the Milkman”
When St. Josemaria was a young parish priest, there was a milkman who entered his Church every morning for a few seconds. “Jesus, here is John the milkman.” To the young priest, that prayer seemed simple and beautiful (Weekly Video: 01’21’’).
The Saint of Ordinary Life: October 6, 2002
A 23-minute video by Alberto Michelini with highlights from the canonization of Saint Josemaria Escriva.
Called to be saints
Opus Dei helps to find Christ in the work, the family and in the rest of the ordinary activities.
eScrivaLite: an App to pray about each day's Gospel
This free App enables Saint Josemaría’s writings to lead you into the Gospel passage of today’s Mass, every day. The author of the App explains what led her to produce it and how it works.
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.”
The Splendor of Charity: St. Josemaría’s Legacy
Pope's Letter to Young People of UNIV
Scott Hahn: Sacred Scripture in the Writings of Saint Josemaria
Pope Francis & Saint Josemaria: True Friendship is Deep
“We must also love our enemies”
We are not good brothers to our fellow men if we are not ready to continue behaving correctly, even when those around us may interpret our actions badly or react in an unpleasant manner. (The Forge, 460)
We grow up as children of God by practicing the new commandment. In the Church we learn to serve and not to be served, and we find we have the strength to love all mankind in a new way, which all will recognize as stemming from the grace of Christ. Our love is not to be confused with sentimentality or mere good fellowship, nor with that somewhat questionable zeal to …