A founder for “The Saints”: Josemaría Escrivá

This week on “The Saints: Adventures of Faith and Courage”, we move from an actor and martyr to a writer and founder: Josemaría Escrivá!

Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás was born in 1902, the second of six in his Spanish family. He had first felt a calling to something great after seeing a monk walking barefoot through the snow, and that feeling didn’t leave him when he became a priest in 1925. He studied law, tutored, and served as a chaplain to a convent in Madrid.

In 1928, he founded Opus Dei, an organization that helps laity and religious connect to the Lord in their daily lives. The organization received papal approval in 1950 and still exists today. In fact, many Relevant Radio employees – including our Chairman and CEO, Fr. Rocky – are part of Opus Dei, sanctifying their everyday work!

St. Josemaría Escrivá’s feast day is coming this week, on June 26th. What better way to celebrate this humble and gifted founder than listening to his story on “The Saints” at thesaintspodcast.com!