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October 22: Saint John Paul II

October 22: Saint John Paul II

This is the first time the Church celebrates the feast of Saint John Paul II, a Pope who guided the barque of Peter with great fidelity. We offer here the homilies given by his successors at his funeral Mass, beatification Mass, and canonization.

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Pope Francis Beatifies Paul VI

With the presence of Benedict XVI, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI, who held fast "with farsightedness and wisdom – and at times alone – to the helm of the barque of Peter, while never losing his joy and his trust in the Lord."

From the Pope
Paul VI, Defender of the Family and of Life

Paul VI, Defender of the Family and of Life

The miracle that opened the way to his beatification was the cure of a Florida mother's child still in the womb. Saint Josemaria described him as a person "who loves so much, who is so concerned for the humblest."

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Pope Paul VI Opens Centro ELIS

Pope Francis will beatify Paul VI on Sunday October 19. On November 21, 1965, Paul VI officially opened Centro ELIS, a social initiative located in one of Rome's poorest districts. In his address Paul VI said that education and training were the most important way of improving the lives of young unemployed people from poor families.

From Opus Dei
Parental Authority

Parental Authority

A new article in the series on family education offers some ideas on how to help children manage their freedom.

Family life

"Helping others"

In a get-together in Nairobi in 1989, Blessed Alvaro suggested that the best service we can render the poor is to give them the skills needed to find a job.

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October 2nd, 1928

October 2nd, 1928

The founding of Opus Dei took place in Madrid on October 2, 1928. Here is a photo gallery with sites related to the founding.

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