Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva

Pages: 202
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-59417-057-7
Binding: Paperback


These interviews, given during the life of St. Josemaria Escriva, explain the nature of Opus Dei and describe some basic aspects of its spirit and organization. The replies of Opus Dei’s founder, despite the awkwardness of the inadequate juridical terminology at the time, explain its aim to spread in all spheres of society a deep awareness of the universal call to holiness and apostolate, in the fulfillment of one’s ordinary professional work.

St. Josemaria also addressed issues of family life, education, society, and the Church. The freedom of the individual, his love of the Church, and his own supernatural outlook and human warmth are features that permeate these conversations.

St. Josemaria Escriva was born in Spain in 1902 and was ordained a priest in 1926. In 1928, he received the divine inspiration to found Opus Dei, a Catholic organization of lay people and priests who try to grow close to God through their ordinary lives. St. Josemaria died in 1975 and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002.

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