On June 28nd at 10:30am Bishop Daniel Miehm will be visiting our Parish to celebrate a Solemn Mass for the Feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva. Confessions will be heard starting at 10:00am. A light reception will follow. All are welcome to participate.
St. Josemaria Escriva was born January 9th, 1901 in Barbastro Spain. Raised in a pious family, he felt as a young man that God was preparing him for a special task. He was ordained a priest in 1925 and worked generously hearing confession, teaching catechism to children and visiting the sick. On October 2nd, 1928 on a special retreat, he saw God’s special plan for him – he saw men and women of every nation and every age seeking holiness and becoming saints in the middle of their ordinary work – professors, laborers, tradesmen and professionals. Josemaria spent the rest of his life as an instrument of God bringing this vision to reality – helping men and women find holiness without leaving their families or professions. He founded “Opus Dei” (Latin for “Work of God”) an institution in the Catholic Church dedicating to assisting laymen, women and priests to sanctify their work and be apostles to their friends and co-workers. St. Josemaria died in 1978. He was beatified in 1992 and Canonized a saint on October 6th 2002. His feast day is June 26th. You will notice a small portrait of St. Josemaria Escriva to the right of the sanctuary.
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