Opening of the process of beatification of Dora del Hoyo

“Lord, you called Dora to work at the same tasks as the Blessed Virgin Mary carried out in the home at Nazareth. Help me to find you in everyday situations, and to spread all around me the family warmth which she displayed in her cheerful, selfless work, following St Josemaria’s teachings,” says the prayer for private devotion to Dora del Hoyo. On June 18 the Prelate of Opus Dei will preside over the opening of the cause for her beatification in Rome. Tags: Rome, Administration, assistant numerary, Dora del Hoyo

Readers write us from Dubai

We are so happy and feel so blessed to have celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Josemaria here in Dubai! People from so many parts of the world, whom we didn't know, others came because they saw the announcement in the interactive map of the website of Saint Josemaria Escriva! Tags: Opus Dei, June 26, Holy Mass

The Family: Work and Celebration

The Seventh World Meeting of Families will take place from May 30 to June 3 in Milan, Italy. The theme for the meeting is "The Family: Work and Celebration". This is because the question of how to achieve a work-life balance is one that affects families throughout the world. Tags: rest, Family and work, Work, family

Audio download: The Angelus with St Josemaria

Download an audio-clip of St Josemaria saying the Angelus. Recorded on July 7, 1974, in Tabancura School, Santiago, Chile. Tags: Prayer, Our Lady, mp3, Audio

Sixth volume of Studia et Documenta published

New historical studies on Opus Dei and its founder are contained in the recently published issue no. 6 of the academic journal Studia et Documenta. Although the contents are mainly in Spanish, some are in French, Italian, German and English. The journal offers source material for all those interested in the story of St Josemaria and Opus Dei. Tags: culture, History, Opus Dei, University

Is Holiness for Everyone?

A new book by Eric Sammons asks, and answers this question. Read an excerpt from the Foreword by Scott Hahn, and some questions-and-answers with the author. "When Catholics hear mention of St. Josemaría, too many think, “Oh, he’s the Opus Dei saint,” and then relegate his life and teachings as applicable only to Opus Dei members. What a shame. As you will see in Holiness for Everyone, St. Josemaría developed over many years of work and prayer among laypeople a spirituality whose goal is the sanctity of every man and woman." Holiness for Everyone is a guidebook written by Eric Sammons which gives practical advice on how anyone can become a saint. Tags: books, Opus Dei, Holiness

About Personal Prelatures

Personal prelatures are in the news again – a good opportunity for Fr Eduardo Baura, Professor of Canon Law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross,to elucidate the nature of personal prelatures in the Catholic Church. Tags: Church, Evangelization

2012 Holds Multiple Anniversaries for Opus Dei

The beginning of each of the past three decades has brought about a significant event for Opus Dei, whose mission is to promote holiness among laypeople as they go about their daily work. Tags: Opus Dei, Opus Dei prelate, Opus Dei prelature, US, Opus Dei members

St Josemaria on Twitter and Facebook

The office St Josemaria website now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account. The aim: spreading to more people the message that ordinary life is a path to holiness. Tags: Josemaria Escriva, Facebook, social network, twitter

New "Chair of St. Josemaría Escrivá" Created

At the School of Theology´s request, on December 12, 2011 the University Rector of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome decreed the creation of a new Chair of St. Josemaría Escrivá within the Spiritual Theology Department. Tags: Opus Dei, University, Rome

Anniversary of Saint Josemaria's birthday

Where and when was St Josemaria born? What were his other names? When was he baptized? Who where his parents? What did Saint Josemaria say about them? What kind of childood did Josemaria have? Was his family well off or short of money? Questions and answers about his birth, childhood, family. The best articles, videos and photos around Saint Josemaria's birth and childhood. Tags: Barbastro, The Escriva family, family

The top 11 of 2011

Here are the 11 most viewed 2011 articles of www.josemariaescriva.info: a film, a song, a prayer, a city, an event, a testimony, a letter, a documentary, a videoclip, a book and a game. Tags: Opus Dei, Video-clip, mp3, Video, Audio

Ideas for Christmas presents

A book can make a wonderful Christmas present – and why not choose one of the many books by and about Saint Josemaria? The following is a list of books by him, and others about his life and aspects of his message. Plus DVDs about the “Patron saint of ordinary life”. Tags: books, For younger readers, Video

There Be Dragons in Australia

There Be Dragons, a fiction film based on real events in the life of St Josemaria, is going on show in Australia from December 15. Tags: Opus Dei, There be Dragons

Crossing the Night

In November 1937 during the Spanish Civil War St Josemaria had to escape to where he could carry on his apostolate. A Spanish documentary, "Crossing the Night” describes the escape. A videoclip from the documentary, with English subtitles, is available here. Tags: Spanish Civil War, Crossing the Pyrenees