Between 1972 and 1975, St. Josemaria Escriva embarked on journeys throughout Spain, Portugal, and Latin America to meet with his spiritual children in Opus Dei and thousands of faithful from all backgrounds. In the cities he visited, he gathered with men and women, young people, and priests speaking to them heart-to-heart about God, the meaning of ordinary life, vocation, and holiness. His intimate yet open conversations would move hearts and stir up the desire to live a deeply Christian life, faithful to Jesus Christ and His Church.
St. Josemaria’s assistant and successor, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, convinced him of the need to record the gatherings for the benefit of the members of Opus Dei around the world, present and future, and for the benefit of the millions of people who would come into contact with his life and teaching.
Now on YouTube, these videos capture the priest who was deeply in love with Christ, the Church, and with the world. He foresaw the issues of the day and he helped equip those who were open to it to respond with love and with faith, but also with a sense of daring and confidence. Also available on DVD “Meeting Saint Josemaria Escriva” includes over 200 minutes of footage from gatherings in Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Peru.
“For me, and I think for many other people, these films are a priceless treasure. It’s like meeting St Josemaria again. Every time that I watch one, I tell myself, ‘Pippo, you need to begin again,’ as though I had not yet taken a single step on the way of faith and love.”
Giuseppe “Pippo” Corigliano
Director of the Opus Dei Information Office, Rome, Italy (1980-2011)
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