After the death of St. Josemaría in 1975, his successor, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, had an Audience with Pope St. Paul VI. Referring to the teachings of the founder of Opus Dei, St. Paul VI asked that all these be carefully collected “because they are now already a treasure which belongs to the whole Church.”
This volume contains the first four Letters of some thirty-eight of a foundational nature which St. Josemaría Escrivá wrote. Although they were addressed to all members of Opus Dei, they are valuable resources for everyone in the Church.
St. Josemaria Escriva was born in Spain in 1902 and was ordained a priest in 1926. In 1928, he received the divine inspiration to found Opus Dei, a Catholic organization of lay people and priests who try to grow close to God through their ordinary lives. St. Josemaria died in 1975 and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002.