The St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer Historical Institute has just published the book “Cronología de José María Escrivá y Albás (Madrid, 1927 – 1936)”. This marks the commencement of the “Collection of reference sources”.
This is a study of the day-to-day life of the founder of Opus Dei in the years that were spent in Madrid up until the beginning of the Civil War. It is based on events, people with whom he had dealings, places he visited, pastoral occupations, etc. All of this is based on an in-depth use of archival documentation, which makes this work a valid instrument for both research into and knowledge of St. Josemaría.
José María Escrivá arrived in Madrid in 1927, and by 1936 he was already a priest well-known in a large section of the ecclesiastical and university circles of the Spanish capital. In 1928 he founded Opus Dei.
A team of historians, scholars and archivists, including Santiago Martínez Sánchez, Inmaculada Alva, María Jesús Coma, José Luis González Gullón and Rafael Zafra Molina, has collaborated in its publication.
Cronología de José María Escrivá y Albás (Madrid, 1927 – 1936)
Madrid, Rialp, 2020, 748 pages. 160 x 240 mm. ISBN: 978-84-321-5214-6. 29.00 €