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LET'S PRAY FOR 9 DAYS WITH SAINT JOSE MARIA ESCRIVA

LET'S PRAY FOR 9 DAYS WITH SAINT JOSE MARIA ESCRIVA

For 9 days, from the 18th to to the 26th of June, pray with saint Josemaria Escriva (1902-1975), « a saint of ordinary life », canonized by John Paul II, and learn (more) about him.

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Day 8 : His spirituality (part 3)/Let's pray with saint Josemaría Escrivá

The divine filiation Baptism confers the gift of the divine filiation. It restores man back to their condition of friend of God by erasing the soul's original sin, although consequences remain in the human nature, especially the tendancy to evil. Go...

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Day 7 : His spirituality (part 2) / Let's pray with Saint Josemaría Escrivá

Contemplation is the state of great intimacy of the soul, of union with God, that allows it in a way to already see God on earth, before being plunged for eternity in Heaven in the Trinity's abyss of love. This is not incompatible with a very active ...

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Day 6 : His spirituality (part 1) / Let's pray with Saint Josemaría Escrivá

Holiness for everyone "Holiness is not reserved to privileged persons, each way on earth can be divine : every condition, every profession, every honest task". This is taking Christ's teaching at face value, when he recommended to his disc...

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Day 5: Beatification and canonisation

Numerous favours and recoveries are obtained by Josemaría Escrivá's intercession. Thousands of people of every condition, including more than a third of the world episcopacy, seek from the Holy See the opening of his cause to batification and canonis...

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Day 4: The last years - The divine filiation

The spiritual support of the founder In the 50's, Josemaría travels across several European countries to prepare for the arrival of the first members of the Opus Dei, or to encourage them when they are already settled in a city. It is in this way th...

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Day 3: The Opus Dei - Homily "Freedom, a gift from God" (3rd excerpt)

First developments In 1933, Father Escrivá opens a cultural centre ; then in 1934, a hall of residence. Around a hundred students find there an advanced Christian training and a studious atmosphere to prepare their exams and competitive examinations...

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Day 2: Priesthood and the sense of what is to be done -Homily (2nd excerpt)

First steps into the priesthood WHen his father dies, in 1924, Josemaría, still a seminarian, becomes the head of the family. He is ordained a priest on the 28th of March 1925. After practicing his ministry in two rural parishes near Saragossa, he s...

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Day 9 : A model for today : Let's pray with Josemaría Escrivá

A role-model for today John Paul II, when he canonised Josémaria Escriva, precised that his message had  "abundant and fruitful implications for the evangelical mission of the Church"» He strenghtens the christianisation of the world &quo...

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Day 1: Childhood and calling. Homily "Freedom, a gift from God"

Born in a staunchly Christian Spanish family, Josemaría Escrivá joined the seminary at the age of 15. As a priest, he understood gradually that he was called to open a new path: the one leading laypeople to sanctification.  By practising the Christi...

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