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Saxum Vida De Lvaro Del Portillo

Author: John F. Coverdale
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 8490610789
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Saxum, roca. De esta forma llamaba san Josemaría Escrivá a su hijo Álvaro desde los primeros tiempos de su vocación: roca del Opus Del, roca del Concilio Vaticano II, roca ejemplar para la vida de muchas personas. John F. Coverdale, abogado e historiador, y autor de varios libros sobre la historia de la Obra, cuenta con un estilo ágil la vida de Álvaro del Portillo desde su nacimiento en Madrid hasta su muerte en Roma. Los lectores podrán conocer en profundidad al colaborador más cercano del fundador del Opus Dei durante más de treinta años, y que finalmente se convertiría en su primer sucesor. Inmensamente humano, íntegro y con una enorme sed de Dios, don Álvaro fue un hombre fiel y un trabajador incansable en servicio de la Iglesia y del Opus Dei. "Doy gracias a Dios de haber conocido a don Álvaro y me gustaría que muchos otros también le conozcan". John F. Coverdale

Saxum

Author: John F. Coverdale
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 1594172196
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Saxum—the Latin word means rock—is the nickname that St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei, bestowed on Alvaro del Portillo. Don Alvaro, as he came to be known, was for many years the founder’s closest associate as well as his successor and first Prelate of Opus Dei after it became a personal prelature—a foundational rock for this dynamic international Catholic group devoted to promoting sanctity in ordinary life. Written in anticipation of Bishop del Portillo’s September 2014 beatification—his official recognition by the Church as “blessed” and a stage on the way to his possible canonization as a saint—the book is a fact-filled biography set against the background of historic events like the Spanish Civil War and Vatican Council II. It depicts a person of powerful integrity and conviction who set aside a promising engineering career to follow the vision embodied in Opus Dei. Don Alvaro emerges in these pages as a tower of strength, reliability, and good humor in the face of a host of threats and challenges that might well have defeated a lesser man. John Coverdale, an attorney and historian, is the author of two other books detailing the early days of Opus Dei—Uncommon Faith, about St. Josemaría and his companions during and shortly after the civil war in Spain, and Putting Down Roots, about Father Joseph Muzquiz, along with Alvaro del Portillo one of Opus Dei’s first priests, who played a key role in introducing it in the United States.

Holiness For Everyone

Author: Eric Sammons
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612782213
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God intends nothing less than sainthood for you! The early Church held that all believers could achieve holiness. Over time, this conviction was largely forgotten. Sainthood seemed to be an honor only intended for a select few among the priests and religious. Eric Sammons tells how twentieth century Spanish priest and canonized saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, recovered the message of the universal call to holiness. Declared the saint of ordinary life by Pope John Paul II, St. Josemaria developed a spirituality directed toward the sanctity of every man and woman. His legacy is the belief that each of us can, by God's grace, achieve holiness through the course of our ordinary life and work. The heart of Sammons' practical guide to the spiritual life is a detailed examination of the steps in St. Josemaria's thoughtful plan for building a saintly life in spite of your hectic work and home life in a world filled with distractions and temptations. Strive for your own personal holiness as you implement your daily plan to: --Be a Contemplative in the Midst of a Busy World --Live a Life of Prayer --Recognize the Presence of God --Make a Plan of Life --Make Your Work a Way to Heaven Holiness for Everyone will inspire you as it sets your feet on the path to sainthood. "Eric Sammons shows that St. Josemaria has recovered the most powerful truth of classic Christianity and restated it in a way that is compelling for men and women of our time." ---From the Foreword by Scott Hahn

The Way

Author: Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 9781889334721
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A Man Who Knew How To Forgive

Author: Francesc Faus
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 1594171572
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Forgiving is no easy task: in fact, it may be the most difficult endeavor one can undertake. St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, said, “I didn’t need to learn how to forgive, because God has taught me how to love.” Still, even this saint struggled with the trying task of forgiving. This collection of anecdotes from his life explores his experiences in offering and accepting forgiveness. Life as a priest in the midst of the violent Spanish Civil War offered St. Josemaría countless opportunities to practice forgiveness. Owing to an attitude of prayer, mortification, and total confidence in God, he was as immediate and resolute in forgiving in dramatic situations as he was in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life. He knew when a situation necessitated silence, and was always prompt in offering an apology when he found himself in the wrong. Readers will find themselves equally amazed and humbled by the gentle charity that contributed to Josemaría’s sainthood. In addition to anecdotes from St. Josemaría Escrivá's life, this powerful introduction to forgiveness includes a biography of St. Josemaría, an explanation of the message of Opus Dei, excerpts from Pope John Paul II at the canonization of St. Josemaría and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) at the beatification of Josemaría Escrivá, as well as resources for further information in print and online.

Furrow

Author: José María Escrivá de Balaguer
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 9781889334509
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In Love With The Church

Author: Josemaría Escrivá
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 1594171076
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In Love with the Church brings together four homilies of Saint Josemaria Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. These homilies contain magnificent reflections on the Church and on the layperson's role in the Church, written in Saint Josemariá's attractive and compelling style. This book offers the reader and opportunity to grow in love for the Church and to learn how to serve her more faithfully, guided by a saint whose own love for the Church was truly remarkable.