The Historical Institute promotes the publication of monographic studies about St. Josemaria and Opus Dei. So far, the following have been published:
Ramón Herrando Prat de la Riba
Los años de seminario de Josemaría Escrivá en Zaragoza (1920-1925), Madrid, Rialp, 2002. (The seminary years of Josemaria Escriva in Saragossa [1920-1925]). 454 pp. 160 x 240 mm. ISBN:978-84-321-3402-9. 23.00 €
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This is a documented study of the period in which Josemaria Escriva was a student and superior of the seminary in Saragossa. It focuses on the person of the young Josemaria and his immediate environment. It also addresses the historical and cultural factors characteristic of the era. The book concludes with a detailed appendix.
Jaime Toldrà Parés
Josemaría Escrivá en Logroño (1915-1925), Madrid, Rialp, 2007. (Josemaria Escriva in Logroño [1915-1925]). 328 pp. 160 x 240 mm. ISBN: 978-84-321-3644-3. 27.00 €
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This study constitutes a detailed analysis, based on existing documentary sources, of the years that the Escriva-Albas family spent in Logroño between 1915 and 1925. This period included important events in the life of the founder of Opus Dei such as the discovery of his vocation to the priesthood and the death of his father, Jose Escriva.
Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer en el Real Patronato de Santa Isabel de Madrid (1931-1945), Madrid, Rialp, 2010. 400 pp. 160 x 240 mm. ISBN: 978-84-321-3827-0. 31.00 €
This a documented study of the Patronato de Santa Isabel, or St. Elizabeth Foundation in Madrid, where St Josemaria carried out pastoral work for several years.
José Luis González Gullón
DYA. La Academia y Residencia en la historia del Opus Dei (1933-1939).
Madrid, Rialp, 2016, 576 págs. 160 x 240 mm. ISBN: 978-84-321-4604-6. 27.00 €
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Professor José Luis González Gullón, a member of the St. Josemaría Escriva de Balaguer Historical Institute, has published a monograph on the first institutional activity of Opus Dei (Rialp Publishers). DYA, the initials stand for “Law and Architecture” in Spanish, began in December 1933 with the opening of a university preparatory academy in Luchana Street in Madrid.