For all matters pertaining to bibliographical enquiries, the Historical Institute is supported by the Center of Studies on Josemaria Escriva (CEJE), which has a database providing specialized bibliographical information for those researchers who request it.
Every year, “Studia et Documenta” provides an exhaustive Bibliographical Index containing the bibliography of and about St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer and Opus Dei. See here the indices published so far.
The Virtual Library
This open-access digital resource provides on-line access to a database containing everything that has been published about Opus Dei, its founder, prelates and faithful. At present (2022), the Virtual Library has 14.712 bibliographic records
This Virtual Library has digitized a large part of its content; this consists mainly of book extracts and journal articles. So far, 7.657 documents are available for download in PDF format. This material which is accessible to anyone, at anytime, anywhere, provides easy access to the information and so facilitates research.
The possibility of performing a large number of searches by author, title, publisher, year and location of publication, country, language, key words, etc. is another valuable tool for the researcher and the interested public. Search
The Institute looks after the formation of bibliographical resources on St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer and Opus Dei, in Rome and in Pamplona.
These resources strive to be an exhaustive collection of the works of St. Josemaria, with their translations; biographies on St. Josemaria and other faithful of the Prelature; historical, theological, canonical and sociological studies about St. Josemaria and Opus Dei, in various languages.
In Rome, the Institute cooperates with the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, to ensure that the resources already present in the library of this university are kept up to date. Meanwhile, in Pamplona, this task is carried out by CEDEJ in collaboration with the library of the University of Navarre.
The resources in Rome consist of more than 600 books. These may be located by means of the electronic catalog of the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce.
For consultation and any other information, contact the library staff, located in Via dei Farnese 83, Rome (for more information, click here).
As of 2022, the resources in Pamplona consisted of 14.712 bibliographic recrods (books, parts of books, books in collaboration and monographs) and pamphlets, and more than 5.000 journal articles . These works may be located using the electronic catalog: Josemaría Escrivá Bibliographical Resources (FBJE).
For any consultation of the electronic database, please contact the Center of Studies on Josemaría Escrivá (CEJE) which can provide access to scholars on request.