Studia et Documenta, vol. 13 – 2019
Pubblicato: maggio 2019
- EL OPUS DEI EN EL CONTINENTE AMERICANO
Presentación, Fernando Crovetto (pp. 9-12)
El Opus Dei en Estados Unidos (1949-1957). Cronología, geografía, demografía y dimensiones institucionales de unos inicios, Federico M. Requena (pp. 13-93)
Between February 1949 and the fall of 1957, Opus Dei in the United States went from a small group of five pioneers, based in Chicago, to one hundred and fifty members with centers in six cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast. This article focuses on the apostolic work of the men of Opus Dei and endeavors to establish the timeline, geography, and the demographics of this period. The article also seeks to address some of the institutional dimensions of these beginnings. Three stages are observed: the beginnings (1949-1953), the first maturity (1953-1955), and the growth that gave way to the division into two Regions (1955-1957).
El centro de la Carrera cuarta. El primer centro del Opus Dei en Colombia (1952-1953), Manuel Pareja (pp. 95-126)
On October 13th, 1951, Teodoro Ruiz Jusué traveled to Bogota. He had been sent by Josemaría Escrivá in response to requests from the Papal Nuncio as well as the archbishop of the capital of Colombia for the presence of Opus Dei in that country. Some months later, on February 17th, 1952, a second member, Aurelio Mota, arrived; on that day, the first center of Opus Dei in Colombia came into being. The article focuses above all on collecting in detail the difficulties encountered and the various measures taken to obtain these premises, which would allow them to develop their apostolic activities more widely and with greater dedication.
El Instituto de Capacitación Integral en Estudios Domésticos: génesis y evolución de una escuela dirigida a promover la dignidad de la mujer y el valor del servicio, Ana María Sanguineti (pp. 127-173)
El Instituto de Capacitación Integral en Estudios Domésticos (ICIED) was set up in 1973 as an initiative of the women of Opus Dei. This study examines the first twenty years of this institution and shows the influence it has had on Argentinian society, on fostering the equal dignity of persons and jobs, on education for personal freedom and social responsibility, and on highlighting the possibilities offered to human development by training in the area of services companies.
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The Beginnings of Opus Dei in Ireland Leading to the Establishment of its First Corporate Apostolate, Nullamore University Residence, Dublin in 1954, Chris Noonan (pp. 177-241)
A documentary account of some aspects of the beginnings of Opus Dei in Ireland, up to the establishment of its first corporate apostolate, Nullamore University Residence, Dublin. The article covers the years 1947 to 1954 and outlines the life and apostolate of the members of Opus Dei during the period, the first joint annual formational courses between England and Ireland, as well as the first women members (the ‘Miracle of Ireland’). The resolution of some ecclesiastical and parental misapprehensions in Dublin is dealt with in some depth. Initial progress and then disappointment with developments in Cork, as well as preparations for the first English edition of The Way published in Cork, are dealt with. Other topics include apostolic visits to Galway, devotion to Isidoro Zorzano, the search for and setting up of a Residence and the official opening of Nullamore. The primary sources are written accounts of the period, diaries of centres, documents from the archives of the Prelature and some secondary works, which provide historical and cultural contexts.
Los primeros pasos de ls “obra de San Gabriel” (1928-1950), Alfredo Méndiz (pp. 243-269)
A history of the development of Opus Dei’s apostolic activity with people who are married or have a likely vocation to marriage, between 1928 and 1950. There is a special reference to the founder’s earliest writings on the subject as well as the establishment, development and winding-up of the Society of Intellectual Collaboration (So-Co-In), and the arrival of the first supernumeraries to Opus Dei around 1948.
Las primeras agregadas del Opus Dei (1949-1955). Una aproximación prosopográfica, María Hernández-Sampelayo y María Eugenia Ossandón (pp. 271-324)
Starting 1950, single and married people of whatever condition and situation in life can become members of Opus Dei. This article focused on the first female associates who were admitted to Opus Dei between 1949 to 1955. A brief biographical information is given for each of these first 62 women: age, place of origin, educational background, profession, etc.
José Orlandis (1918-2010): biographie et historiographie, Martin Aurell (pp. 325-360)
The historian José Orlandis (1918-2010) joined Opus Dei in 1939 and was ordained a priest ten years later. He was involved in the Spanish Civil War and he lived in Rome during the Second World War, where he was able to assist with the recognition of Opus Dei by the Holy See. Throughout his life he was in constant contact, particularly by letter, with Josemaría Escrivá. He was professor of History of Law at the Universities of Saragossa and Navarre; he is author of important work on Visigothic Spain that was well received by his medievalist colleagues, such as Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz, with whom he maintained an ongoing correspondence. He also wrote several books on the history of the Church, including recent history, as well as on spirituality, in harmony with his pastoral tasks. Likewise he wrote his memoirs. From the historiographic point of view, his work fluctuates between positivism and phenomenology depending on his audience, which could consist of specialists or be made up of a much wider group.
Una larga amistad. Correspondencia entre san Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Mons. Manuel Fernández Conde (1942-1970), Francesc Castells (pp. 363-398)
Since they first met in 1942, Josemaría Escrivá and Manuel Fernández Conde, who was Bishop of Cordoba (1959-1970), enjoyed a warm friendship. This friendship was reflected by an uninterrupted exchange of letters, especially on the occasion of birthdays, Saint’s days and other anniversaries. The correspondence between the two is detailed in this article.
Un boletín durante la Guerra Civil española: Noticias. El primer ejemplar, marzo de 1938, María Jesús Coma (pp. 399-434)
During the Spanish Civil War, St. Josemaría wrote a series of thirteen copies of “Noticias” in Burgos, the city where he lived from January 1938 until the end of the conflict. “Noticias” was a kind of family newsletter, monthly, sent to people who participated in the activities of the Academy – Residence DYA, in Madrid, with whom he could get back in touch after December 1937, when he left the republican zone of Spain. The first of this series is presented, corresponding to the month of March 1938.
Actividades del Istituto Storico San Josemaría Escrivá, (pp. 437-440)e
- SEZIONE BIBLIOGRAFICA
Recensioni (pp. 443-474) PDF | Epub | Kindle
Schede bibliografiche (pp. 475-482) PDF | Epub | Kindle
Elenchi bibliografici. Bibliografía sobre los Prelados del Opus Dei Álvaro del Portillo y Javier Echevarría, 2010-2013, José Mario Fernández Montes – Santiago Martínez Sánchez (pp. 483-511)
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