Studia et Documenta, vol. 17 – 2023
Published: March 2023
- A FIN DE QUE PERDUREN LAS IDEAS SEMBRADAS: LAS CARTAS DE SAN JOSEMARÍA
Presentación, Vicente Bosch
Las Cartas de san Josemaría. Estudio para una cronología, Francesc Castells
The first two volumes of the Letters of St. Josemaría Escrivá were published in 2020 and 2021. The preparation of the publication called for an exhaustive search in the General Archives of the Prelature in order to locate all possible documentation on the writing and distribution of these texts in the 1960s. The present article provides an account of this archival research.
Las Cartas de san Josemaría. Hipótesis sobre su cronología y su género literario, Luis Cano
In the light of the most recent research into the unpublished writings of St. Josemaría Escrivá, hypotheses are presented regarding the chronology, working method and literary style of his Letters.
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Los ojeadores. Un largo viaje en 1948 para preparar la llegada del Opus Dei a América, Santiago Martínez Sánchez
Three Opus Dei men visited six American countries between April and September 1948. They were sent by the founder to explore the possibilities of expansion in North and South America. This article describes the circumstances surrounding the origin and motivations of this journey. The article also summarizes the itinerary, funding and objectives, as well as the main highlights of the journey.
Mujeres mexicanas del Opus Dei en otras repúblicas americanas (1951-1956), Mercedes Montero
Beginning in 1951 Mexico sent women of Opus Dei to help in the commencement of the apostolic work in the United States, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, Perú and Guatemala; Furthermore, each year a group traveled to Rome to receive more intense formation in the spirit of the Work. The help of the Mexican women in the process of expansion of Opus Dei in America was invaluable, since it was very difficult to leave Spain for political and diplomatic reasons during the first half of the 1950s.
El Opus Dei en Estados Unidos (1957-1961): la región de Chicago, Federico Requena
Opus Dei began its apostolic activities in the United States in 1949 but in November 1957 a new chapter in the history of Opus Dei in the United States commenced with the establishment of two distinct circumscriptions: the Chicago region and the Washington region. This article covers the early years of the Chicago region, from the point of view of the male members of Opus Dei, from 1957 to 1961. The timeline, geography, demographics and some institutional dimensions are presented. Special attention is given to the relationship with the American hierarchy. During these four years, Opus Dei grew from approximately sixty-five members in 1957 to two hundred in 1961, in the Chicago region alone. The article also discusses the establishment of two new centers, one in Gary, In. and the other, alongside the University of Notre Dame, which were added to those already existing in Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee and St. Louis. And finally, the article outlines the first steps that would lead to the launch of the Shellbourne Conference Center in 1962.
Una etapa del Colegio Romano de Santa María: el Instituto Internacional de Ciencias de la Educación en Castel Gandolfo, María Eugenia Ossandón W.
The Roman College of Holy Mary was established by the founder of Opus Dei in 1953 to provide a better preparation for the women who would undertake tasks of formation and government in a number of different countries. From 1959 and 1962 the College was closed. The reopening took place in Castel Gandolfo in 1963, with a special feature: studies in Pedagogy. This article describes the process of the acquisition of the premises, the vision of the founder of Opus Dei, the evolution and objective of these courses in education, and the meetings of the students and lecturers with Paul VI and John Paul II.
Las semanas de trabajo en los años fundacionales, José Luis González Gullón
The founder of Opus Dei stablished the Work Weeks as an instrument of governance and hearing of the different regions of the Work. Among the six weeks he organized in his life, the last one is remarkable for the broad consultation made to people of Opus Dei.
Wokshop sobre el Opus Dei en el pontificado de Pío XII
La Carta n. 29 de san Josemaría Escrivá sobre la obra de san Gabriel. Edición crítica y anotada, Luis Cano
A critical and annotated edition of a hitherto unpublished document of St. Josemaría Escrivá: the Letter dedicated to the Work of St. Gabriel, that is, the vocation and the mission of the non-celibate members of Opus Dei as well as the collaboration of the cooperators. This Letter is also referred to by its first few words Dei amore. The letter is dated January 9 1959 and was printed for the first time in January 1966.
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Resúmenes de los primeros círculos de la obra de san Rafael (enero – mayo 1933), José Luis González Gullón
In January 1933, Josemaría Escrivá began a formation program aimed at young people. A series of weekly classes was the principal instrument of formation, which, based on a pre-established plan, explored various core aspects of the Christian life. These classes extended over five months, lasting until the commencement of the summer vacation, and were resumed the following academic year. The annotated transcript of the summaries of these classes helps us to understand how Escrivá transmitted to the students of the 1930s the message of holiness in the midst of the world characteristic of Opus Dei.
- SEZIONE BIBLIOGRAFICA
Nota bibliografica. La secularidad del Opus Dei: un comentario al segundo volumen de las Cartas de san Josemaría, Javier Sesé
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Elenchi bibliografici: Bibliografía sobre el Opus Dei, itinerarios vitales e iniciativas apostólicas, 2014-2017, José Mario Fernández Montes – Santiago Martínez Sánchez