By St. Josemaría Escrivá
Illustrations by Michael O'Brian
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- Way of the Cross reflections from St. Josemaría Escrivá
- 14 original full-color paintings by Michael O'Brian
These are perfect for parishes that are looking for beautiful and rich stations of the cross. These meditations will lead to great fruit during Lent.
St. Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January
9, 1902. He was ordained to the priesthood in Saragossa on
in 1925. On October 2, 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded
Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church that teaches
that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a
path to sanctity. He died suddenly in Rome in 1975, after a final
affectionate glance at the picture of Our Lady in the room where
he worked. At the time of his death, Opus Dei had spread to six
continents with over 60,000 members of 80 nationalities, serving
the Church with the same spirit of complete union with
the Pope and bishops that St. Josemaría had always lived. The
Holy Father John Paul II canonized the founder of Opus Dei
in Rome on October 6, 2002. His feast is celebrated on June 26.
The body of St. Josemaría rests in the Prelatic Church of
Our Lady of Peace in Rome.
Michael O’Brien is a well-known Canadian painter and
writer. He has worked as a professional artist since 1970 and
has held more than forty exhibits across North America. His
works are mainly icons in a neo-Byzantine style with a contemporary
interpretation and are found in churches all over
North America. He is the author of twelve novels that have
been translated into multiple languages. His first published
novel, Father Elijah, was a worldwide bestseller. He has written
numerous other books and essays. Michael and his wife
Sheila have six children and live in Ontario, Canada.