Opus Dei

Pope clears seven candidates for sainthood and beatification

Pope Francis on June 8 authorized the promulgation of four decrees concerning 7 candidates for beatification and canonization. Pope Francis on Friday cleared an Italian layman for sainthood and another three from Mexico, Spain and a group martyred in Argentina were cleared for beatification. Pope Francis on June 8 received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for [...]

A new blessed

Wlodzimierz Redzioch speaks with Mons. Javier Echevarría, prelate of Opus Dei, about the beatification of St. Josemaría Escrivá’s first successor.  Echevarria in 1978 between del Portillo and John Paul II (notice a young Fr. Stanislaw Dziwisz in the background on the left). Many people remember the date of July 5, 2013: that was the [...]

A "Vatican Academy of Art"

Walking the streets of Rome and visiting its palaces, one is continually reminded of sacred art’s glorious past. From Caravaggio’s moving depictions of conversion and calling, to Bernini’s magnificent columns and his sculpture of St. Teresa in Ecstasy, to Michelangelo’s masterful portrayal of the Last Judgment, pilgrims are beckoned by some of history’s greatest artists to [...]