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Homily of John Paul II in the Canonization of the founder of Opus Dei

1. "All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. With docility he [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Interior life, Vocation

What drives development is a Christian heart

The Christian heart and social development. Reflections on St Josemaria's teachings. A paper given by Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, for the Study Day in commemoration of Harambee’s tenth anniversary, October 5, 2012. Dear friends of Harambee-Africa, The tenth anniversary of your association leads us directly [...]
Tags: Canonization, Charity, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate, Harambee, October 6

A homage in flowers

An insight into the making of the floral carpet. Bessie Briones, from the Philippines, shares her experiences and simple adventures that she and other people who worked with her, have gone through. It all started with the desire of a man from Ecuador who wanted [...]
Tags: Canonization, October 6

Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, Vicar General of Opus Dei. Rome, October 10, 2002

La narrazione della prima pesca miracolosa, che abbiamo letto nel Vangelo, culmina con la chiamata di Pietro e di alcuni suoi compagni a lasciare tutto per seguire Cristo (Cfr. Lc 5, 10). San Josemaría contemplò più volte questa scena, considerando, tra l'altro, che il Signore [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Canonization, Interior life

Decree recognizing a miracle. December 20, 2001

DECREE SUPER MIRO (on the miracle) of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer Blessed Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro (Spain) on January 9 1902. In 1925 he was ordained a priest in Zaragoza. On October 2 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei, opening up [...]
Tags: Canonization, Sickness

Apostolic Brief for the beatification

Apostolic Brief Beatificacion of the Venerable Servant of God Josemaría Escrivá, Priest, Founder of Opus Dei John Paul II As an everlasting memorial. The Church, which is sent to establish the kingdom of Christ among all peoples (cf. Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium, 5), is “the universal [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Canonization, Work, Beatification

Detailed chronology of the Cause of the Canonization of St Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer

The Cause of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei, concluded on October 6, 2002 when His Holiness Pope John Paul II canonized him in a solemn ceremony. The following account tracks the main steps in this canonical process, through official documents alone. 1) Preparation February 2, [...]
Tags: Canonization, Church, Holiness

Escrivá a Source of Inspiration for the Modern World

"Opus Dei marked a decisive intervention by God in the life and the work of many individuals and of the Church at large." An article in memory of saint Josemaria by the Archbishop of Tuam, was published in The Irish Catholic. "Eaten bread," they say, "is [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Apostolate, Canonization, God’s glory, Presence of God

Decree recognizing a miracle. July 6, 1991

The Venerable Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January 9, 1902. His specific ecclesial charism consisted in the vigorous proclamation of the radical nature of the baptismal vocation as a call to holiness. By divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei on October 2, [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, October 10, 2002

These unforgettable days of the canonization of Saint Josemaria Escriva are about to come to an end. In a few moments, his venerable remains will be placed once again in the Prelatic Church of St. Mary of Peace, after having been present for the veneration [...]
Tags: Canonization, Faithfulness, Javier Echevarria