The Man of Villa Tevere: St. Josemaría Escrivá : His Years in Rome

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Scepter Publishers, 2011 - 397 pages
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Newly translated from Spanish, The Man of Villa Tevere paints a remarkably vivid portrait of the day-to-day life of St. Josemaría Escrivá, "the saint of the ordinary." Set in the world headquarters of Opus Dei and rich with anecdotes culled from the Founder's contemporaries, this acclaimed biography chronicles the construction of the Roman center through Monsignor Escrivá's death there in 1975.When St. Josemaría arrived in Rome, nearly twenty years after founding Opus Dei, there was still much to be done and little was to come easily. Escrivá maintained that full canonical confirmation from the Catholic Church was imperative to the mission of Opus Dei, but he would not live to see that proclamation delivered. As a relatively young institution, Opus Dei was constantly challenged by limited funds, persecution, and St. Josemaría's physical tribulations--including fifteen minutes during which he was clinically dead.
 

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Contents

A Fulllength Portrait
1
On Board the J J Sister
5
Subletting in Città Leonina
12
The Making of Villa Tevere
25
Like a Giant
39
Why this useless murmuring?
52
Hunchbacked
73
The Communicator
101
Monsignor at Home
179
Passion for Freedom
211
The Flight of the Peregrine Falcon
232
Traveling Light
243
Clay and Grace
260
Working Summers
291
Rome How You Shine
330
A Luminous Twilight
349

When God Takes a Hand
120
Faith with Blood in Its Veins
129
He Was the Father
153
Chronology
365
Index
379
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Pilar Urbano (Valencia, 1940). Is a prestigious journalist in Spain. Her books have been bestsellers, due to the fact that she writes and investigates with the reader in mind. Her previous books published with Plaza & Janes are: Con La Venia, Indague El 23-F, El Hombre De Villa Tevere, (Josemaria Escriva), La Reina, Yo Entre En EI Cesid, Garzon: El Hombre Que Veia Amanecer.

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