Talking to God
Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet!
— He is about to arrive!
English audio of the homily on "The Christian Vocation", given by St Josemaria on December 2 1951, First Sunday of Advent. Download pdf.
Saint Josemaria Escriva was born in Barbastro, Spain, on 9 January 1902. He was ordained to the priesthood in Saragossa on 28 March 1925. On 2 October 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei.
Our Lady of Peace
A place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Blessed Alvaro Del Portillo.
Special timetable for the Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo.
Instructions for making a simple Advent Wreath, to help the family prepare for Christmas.
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
I would like to testify that, thank God, through St Josemaria’s intercession, when we finished a novena my daughter got the job she was praying for so much. Blessed and praised be Thou O Lord for hearing my prayer!
I have been praying to God through St. Josemaria’s intercession for some time to get a scholarship in an important institution which offered the chance of a challenging career. In 2010 I applied to it without success.
I spent about three years looking for work, but unsuccessfully. On the internet I found the novena to St. Joseph and one to St. Josemaria. After less than a month of praying, I obtained the job I wanted.