Chinese is spoken by nearly 1.4 billion people worldwide. Now the prayer-card of St Josemaria is available in Chinese in traditional characters as well as in simplified ones. It is also now available in Thai , Vietnamese , Arabic , Bulgarian and Armenian , and other languages .
“When the Lord calls me and takes me to Heaven, from there I’ll be able to help you much more, and very effectively,” St Josemaria once said. From the day of his death, June 26, 1975, the headquarters of the Opus Dei prelature in Rome began to receive accounts of favors attributed to St Josemaria from all around the world: conversions, decisions to practise the Christian faith more fervently, cures, and material favors. They reflect a devotion that the Holy See called “a genuine manifestation of popular piety.”
It all began with a prayer
Many people have begun to pray through St Josemaria’s intercession after coming across a prayer card about him, very often by chance. Ever since the prayer card of St Josemaria was first printed, thousands of favors have been obtained through his intercession. These witness to the universal reach of his message, the fruitfulness of his life, and the trust with which people have recourse to his intercession in Heaven.
New versions on the web
The spreading of his message and devotion to him throughout the world, has made it necessary to produce versions of the prayer card in many languages. Now 6 new languages have been added, with a total of 44 available in pdf format.
The pdf format in which they are available on the St. Josemaria website means they can be more easily printed and passed on to others.