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Josemaría Escrivá's Cristocentrism

Cardinal George Pell explains how every aspect of St Josemaria’s teaching, like his life, was centred on Jesus Christ. The step from doctrine to asceticism in in the Christocentrism of Saint Josemaría is a movement from getting know to Christ to living like Christ. Living like [...]
Tags: Love of God, Gospel, Grace, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Unity of life
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First ordination of faithful of Opus Dei to the priesthood

The first three priests ordained from among the faithful of Opus Dei, on June 25, 1944 by the Bishop of Madrid were Father Alvaro del Portillo, Father Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica, and Father Jose Luis Muzquiz. All three of them were qualified civil or mining [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Opus Dei, Priesthood, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross
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What did you say to our Lady?

In the afternoon of January 3, 1948, St Josemaria arrived at Loreto, Italy, with Don Alvaro del Portillo, Salvador Moret Bondia and Ignacio Sallent Casas. They spent a period in silent prayer within the Holy House of Nazareth in the shrine. Afterwards, as they were [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Holy Family, Virtues, Consecrations of Opus Dei
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Koichi Yamamoto and the beginnings of Opus Dei in Japan

A brief account of the beginnings of Opus Dei’s apostolate in Japan and the life of one of the first Japanese members. It shows the keen affection St Josemaría always felt for Japan, as well as the way the spirit of Opus Dei is lived [...]
Tags: History, Opus Dei, numerary
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Álvaro del Portillo

September 15, 1975, soon after St Josemaría died and went to Heaven, Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo was chosen to succeed him by a general elective congress of Opus Dei. On March 23, 1994, Msgr. Javier Echevarría summed up Don Alvaro’s work at the head of [...]
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September 7, 1931 in Madrid: anniversary of a divine locution

“Et fui tecum in omnibus ubicumque ambulasti!” (2 Sam 7:9) – “and I have been with you wherever you went.” From the beginning, our Lord showed the founder of Opus Dei a design that was universal in scope, and catholic by nature. During the summer of [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Faith, Opus Dei
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How I came to Opus Dei

José María Casciaro was born in Murcia, Spain, in 1923. He heard about Opus Dei in 1939, when he was 16, from his older brother Pedro, who had been in Opus Dei since 1935. During the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath, Pedro encouraged his [...]
Tags: Youth, Opus Dei, Vocation, numerary
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St Josemaría arrived in Rome for the first time on June 23, 1946

On June 23, 1946 the founder of Opus Dei arrived in Rome to expedite pontifical approval of Opus Dei. This approval would enable Opus Dei, which was universal from the very start, to spread its apostolate to different countries. Pilar Urbano wrote an account of [...]
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In the hospitals and poor districts

José Manuel Doménech de Ibarra writes: “Opus Dei was born in the hospitals and poor districts of Madrid and I, albeit in a tiny way, was a witness to this fact.” Much has already been said about the Founder of Opus Dei’s abundant activity in [...]
Tags: Sickness, Opus Dei, Poverty
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St John Lateran

Click here to download the complete the tour in pdf format.St John Lateran. During the first centuries, because of persecutions, celebration of the Eucharist and instruction in the faith took place in private houses, which some Christian families – usual those who were better off and [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Baptism, Places in Rome, Opus Dei, Early Christians