Studia et Documenta, vol. 5 – 2011
Publication: April 2011
- UNIVERSITÀ, LAVORO E IMPRESA TRA DECOLONIZZAZIONE E SVILUPPO. INIZIATIVE PROMOSSE DA SAN JOSEMARÍA NEGLI ANNI ’50 E ’60 | THE UNIVERSITY, WORK AND BUSINESS BETWEEN DECOLONIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT. INITIATIVES PROMOTED BY SAINT JOSEMARÍA DURING THE 1950’S AND 1960’S
Presentación, Fernando Crovetto (pp. 9-12) | Foreword.
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Netherhall House, London (1960-1984): The Commonwealth dimension, James Pereiro (pp. 13-51).
The 1960s projected expansion of Netherhall House, an international hall of residence for students in London, took place at a time when the British Government was particularly concerned with the formation of the intellectual and political elites of its colonies or former colonies. This was also one of the aims of Netherhall House, and the hall would attract official help for its expansion plans. The article also examines, through an analysis of its operation, to what an extent the hall achieved those objectives.
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Das Studentinnenheim Müngersdorf – eine Initiative des heiligen Josemaría: 1957-1966 , Barbara Schellenberger (pp. 53-76) | Müngersdorf Hall of Residence – an Initiative of Saint Josemaría: 1957- 1966.
The Founder of Opus Dei during his first visit to a Centre of the Women’s Section in Germany, on 24th August 1957, had recommended the setting up of a brand-new student residence in post-war Germany. Only a few months previously, on 12th October 1956, had a few young Spanish women come to Cologne in order to establish the apostolic work in Germany. They started— practically without any financial means—with the setting up of a small student residence for women in hired accommodation. The aim of this report is to emphasize how Saint Josemaría had initiated and supported the building of a residence for women students on the strength of faith and apostolic vision alone.
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The Beginnings of Kibondeni College, Nairobi. A Historical and Sociological Overview , Christine Gichure (pp. 77-129).
The theme of this article is Kibondeni College, a corporate work of Opus Dei in Kenya, East Africa. Its focus is the pre-history, the initial stages and the development of the school which started as a service unit alongside Strathmore and Kianda Colleges. The article seeks to highlight the role of the teaching, faith and vision of St. Josemaría Escrivá with respect to hospitality work as a noble career for women, and how several ladies of Opus Dei implemented it at a difficult moment in Kenya’s history.
Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y la misión del IESE en el mundo de la empresa, Antonio Argandoña (pp. 131-162) | Saint Josemaría Escrivá and the Mission of IESE in the World of Business
The IESE—Business School of Management which forms part of the University of Navarre—was created in 1958 at the initiative of Josemaría Escrivá. The task entailed a mission which the school has maintained and developed to this day. This article investigates the continuity between the initiative of Escrivá and the response—in tune with the spirit of Opus Dei—of Antonio Valero and those who collaborated with him.
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- STUDI E NOTE | STUDIES
Alcuni incontri di san Josemaría Escrivá con personalità ecclesiastiche durante gli anni del Concilio Vaticano II, Carlo Pioppi (pp. 165-228) | Some meetings of St. Josemaría Escrivá with ecclesiastic personalities during the years of Vatican II
It is common in biographies of Josemaría Escrivá to mention that he met with many participants of Vatican II, but always in a general and summary way. Based on several sources found in the General Archive of the Prelature of Opus Dei, this article is the first effort to specify who these ecclesiastic figures were that St. Josemaría met with from 1962 to 1965.
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Juan Jiménez Vargas (1913-1997), Francisco Ponz – Onésimo Díaz (pp. 229-260)
Biographical outline of one of the first members of Opus Dei. He was a medical student when he met the Founder for the first time, during the 1932-1933 academic year. He was a firm support for St Josemaría, especially during the years of religious persecution in Spain. His academic vocation led him to the chair of Physiology, firstly in the University of Barcelona and then in the University of Navarre, where he was the first dean of the Faculty of Medicine. He founded the first Spanish Magazine of Physiology.
De los Picos de Europa a la Ciudad del Tíber. Apuntes para una reseña biográfica de Dora del Hoyo, Ana Sastre (pp. 261-284) | From the Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe) to the City of the Tiber. Notes for a biographical sketch of Dora del Hoyo
Notes on the life of Salvadora del Hoyo (1914-2004), first numerary assistant in Opus Dei. The account describes her Castilian origin and her subsequent transfer to Madrid, in 1940, where she worked for a number of years as a domestic servant in the houses of the well-to-do. Next, her meeting with Josemaría Escrivá and the first women of Opus Dei is described as well as her posterior application for admission in 1946. Her move to Rome is described briefly as well as her work in centers of Opus Dei in the Eternal City where she died in 2004.
Secularización y clero en la Archidiócesis de Zaragoza durante el primer tercio del siglo XX: la percepción de Juan Soldevila y Romero, Fernando Crovetto (pp. 295-338) | Secularization and clergy in the Archdiocese of Saragossa during the first third of the twentieth century: the perception of Juan Soldevila y Romero
An analysis of the decrees issued by the Provincial Council of Saragossa together with the reports of the ad limina visits carried out by Juan Soldevila y Romero in 1917 and 1922, shows, broadly speaking, the situation of the clergy and the lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Saragossa in the first third of the twentieth century. The image presented by these sources will help us to better understand the years of study spent by Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer in the Seminary of Saragossa.
- DOCUMENTI | DOCUMENTS
Ante Pío XII y Mons. Montini. Audiencias a miembros del Opus Dei, en los diarios de José Orlandis (1942-1945), Josep-Ignasi Saranyana (pp. 311-343) | Before Pius XII and Msgr Montini. Audiences with members of Opus Dei in the diaries of José Orlandis (1942-1945)
From June 1942 until August 1945, Pius XII received five members of Opus Dei in private audience. In cronological order these were: José María Albareda, José Orlandis, Salvador Canals, Francisco Botella and Álvaro del Portillo. Pius XII obtained from them information about the nature and apostolic activities of the Work of God. Álvaro del Portillo, José Orlandis and Salvador Canals were also received by Giovanni Battista Montini, at the time Substitute of the Secretary of State, on various occasions. The investigation is based on original sources from de General Archive of the Prelature. There are eleven exclusive documents related to these audiences included in an appendix.
Notas de una romería al Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Sonsoles (mayo de 1935), Alfredo Méndiz (pp. 345-367) | An account of a pilgrimage to Sonsoles (May 1935)
Transcription and commentary of an account written by St. Josemaría and Ricardo Fernández Vallespín of a pilgrimage they made to the Marian Shrine of Sonsoles in Ávila on May 2nd 1935. The custom of the May pilgrimage was born on that day.
Lettera del card. Sebastiano Baggio a mons. Álvaro del Portillo del 17 gennaio 1983, sulle prelature personali, José Luis Illanes (pp. 369-380) | A letter from Cardinal Sebastiano Baggio to Monsignor Álvaro del Portillo dated 17th January 1983, about Personal Prelatures
Publication of a letter from Cardinal Sebastiano Baggio, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, dated 17 January 1983, addressed to Msgr Álvaro del Portillo, the Prelate of Opus Dei. In the letter, the Prefect informs the Prelate that he had been received by Pope John Paul II in an audience on 8 January 1983. He also states that on this occasion, the Pope had clarified de meaning and the scope of the change of the positioning of the canons concerning personal prelatures in de Code of Canon Law of 1983.
- NOTIZIARIO | ACADEMIC EVENTS
Panorámica sobre «Camino» como obra literaria, Alfredo Méndiz (pp. 383-386).
«Camino». Perspectiva lingüística, Carmen Sánchez Lanza (pp. 387-397).
- SEZIONE BIBLIOGRAFICA | BIBLIOGRAPHY
Recensioni | Book Reviews (pp. 401-435).
Schede bibliografiche | Book Notes (pp. 437-446).
Elenchi bibliografici | Bibliographical Index: Bibliografía general sobre el Opus Dei (II), José Mario Fernández Montes – Santiago Martínez Sánchez – José Luis González Gullón (pp. 447-533).