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February 14 in the Prelature of Opus Dei

February 14 in the Prelature of Opus Dei

February 14 is a celebration of two anniversaries for the Prelature of Opus Dei: the commencement of Opus Dei's apostolic work with women in 1930 and the beginning of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross in 1943.

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The Pope comments on Opus Dei's founder

The Pope comments on Opus Dei's founder

"Blessed Josemaria Escriva placed at the center of his own preaching the truth that all the baptized are called to the fullness of charity, and that the most immediate way to reach this common goal is found in the ordinary happenings of each day."

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Italy's First Euro Stamp Commemorates Josemaria Escriva

Italy's First Euro Stamp Commemorates Josemaria Escriva

"The continuation in history of the deeds and actions of Opus Dei's founder requires that his memory remain not only in the minds of individuals but also in the public conscience," says Italy's Communications Minister. Stamps and postmarks were also issued in the Philippines, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Spain.

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Commemorating the Centennial by Serving

Commemorating the Centennial by Serving

Around the world, people are commemorating the centennial of Blessed Josemaria Escriva's birth with concrete expressions of solidarity with the poor. Here are eight examples of social initiatives in the fields of education, immigration, work, and healthcare that have been or will be put into operation in honor of the centennial

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Helping the sick and lonely

Helping the sick and lonely

In Madrid, approximately 100,000 of the city's elderly live alone. They face many difficulties in their current situation. The Development and Assistance Foundation coordinates the work of hundreds of volunteers to reach out to those in need.

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A Centennial Marked by Solidarity

A Centennial Marked by Solidarity

At a conference at the Centro ELIS school in Rome recently, participants discussed Blessed Josemaria Escriva's teachings and heard about various social service initiatives begun in honor of the centennial of his birth.

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The meaning of the university

All human work, whether manual or intellectual, can be converted into a place to meet God and to serve others. Work in the university, when carried out with professional competence, is a source of harmony and solidarity among peoples.

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