• A new book with writings by Saint Josemaría has been published

    This is a critical-historical edition of eleven short items – articles, interviews, papers delivered at congresses, conferences and homilies – that St. Josemaría prepared for publication over a time span of almost fifty years, between 1927 and 1974, and which until now have been scattered and difficult to locate.

  • Published issue nº 12 (2018) of “Studia et Documenta”

    As usual, the publication is made up of five parts: a monographic study, a section on studies and notes, a section dedicated to the publication of documents, a section on current news and a section on bibliography.

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  • Published “Escondidos”

    José Luis González Gullón has just published the book “Escondidos. El Opus Dei en la zona republicana durante la Guerra Civil española (1936-1939)”.

  • History of Opus Dei

    Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. It was founded in Madrid on October 2, 1928 by Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. Its mission is to spread the message of the universal call to holiness and apostolate in the world.


    A brief biography of St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer by José Luis Illanes

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    The aim of the institute is to promote historical studies of St. Josemaria’s life and Opus Dei and is also responsible for the publication of the Opera omnia of Saint Josemaria.
    The ISJE has its headquarters in Rome, in the library building of the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, in the ancient Palazzo di San Girolamo della Carità.



The Institute publishes the Collection of the Complete Works of St. Josemaría. A monograph collection, a specialized dictionary and the annual journal “Studia et Documenta” are also published. More information

Bibliographic enquiries

Our virtual library offers a useful electronic tool to perform literature searches. In addition, access is available to specialized libraries in Rome and Pamplona. More information

Our annual journal

Each year “Studia et Documenta” publishes around 500 pages of research specializing in the history of St. Josemaría and Opus Dei together with a comprehensive bibliography. More information


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To subscribe or to request back numbers please go to the following web page where you can also pay on-line and obtain further information: www.studiaetdocumenta.org

The annual subscription consists of one volume per year. The publication of each new volume is scheduled for March.

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Bibliographical enquiries

For all matters pertaining to bibliographical enquiries, the Historical Institute is supported by the Center of Documentation and Studies on Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer (CEDEJ), which has a database providing specialized bibliographical information for those researchers who request it.

On the right, other bibliographical resources on St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer and Opus Dei.