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The Founder of Opus Dei: The Life of Jose Maria Escriva - 3 Volume Set - hardback

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The Founder of Opus Dei: The Life of Jose Maria Escriva - 3 Volume Set - hardback by Andres Vazquez De Prada

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This three volume set on the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, consists of: Volume 1: The Life of Jose Maria Escriva: The Early Years, ISBN: 978188933425, 655 pages; Volume 2: God and Daring, ISBN: 9781889334851, 524 pages, Volume 3: The Divine Ways on Earth,

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This three volume set on the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, consists of: Volume 1: The Life of Jose Maria Escriva: The Early Years, ISBN: 978188933425, 655 pages; Volume 2: God and Daring, ISBN: 9781889334851, 524 pages, Volume 3: The Divine Ways on Earth, ISBN: 9781594170256, 574 pages. Volume 1: Saint Josemaria Escriva has been hailed as a pioneer in helping ordinary Christians find God in their daily lives. Moved as a teenager by footprints of a barefoot Carmelite priest in the snow, Josemaria felt called to greater generosity in the priesthood and in his struggles to build up Opus Dei during the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. This latest biography is the most extensively researched work on his family history, childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. The reader benefits from an enormous wealth of details in extensive notes and appendices. Accompanying them are excerpts from his correspondence, spiritual writings and testimonials from dozens of friends and acquaintances. Volume 2: covers one of the most remarkable periods of his life: from the outbreak of the civil war in 1936 to his departure for Rome in 1946. In Republican Spain fierce anti-Catholic persecution led St. Josemaria to do his priestly work in secret, fully aware that if caught, he would be executed - as were 6000 other priests. This book recounts the saint's dangerous journey across the Pyrenees to the Nationalist zone, where he could exercize his priestly ministry more freely, his tireless labors to counter (with both heroic charity and determination) the slanders that threatened to overwhelm Opus Dei, and more. Here is an unforgettable picture of the saint's activity during the years of crisis that threatened to obliterate his great gift to the church: Opus Dei. Volume 3: Dream, and your dreams will fall short, Saint Josemaria Escriva told early members of Opus Dei. This third and final volume of the most extensively researched work on the founder of Opus Dei covers his years in Rome, from 1946 until his death there in 1975. It describes how Opus Dei overcame major obstacles and blossomed from a handful of members in Spain into a worldwide institution, with more than 60,000 members of 80 nationalities. Andres Vazquez de Prada, a Spanish diplomat, writer, and historian who knew Saint Josemaria personally, narrates the story, using previously unpublished letters, diaries, and other sources from the archives of the Prelature of Opus Dei.

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Product CodeB1712
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KeywordsGeneral books Spiritual Growth
AuthorAndres Vazquez De Prada
BindingHardcover.
ISBN9781889334257
Number of Pages1753
PublisherScepter