Josemaria Escriva

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Birthday
9, 1902
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jun 26, 1975 (73)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1902
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jun 26, 1975 (73)

About

Spanish Roman Catholic priest who taught that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.

Before Fame

He was ordained a priest in Zaragoza in 1925.

Trivia

He founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness.

Family Life

His father was a partner in a textile firm in the Spanish town of Barbastro.

Associated With

He was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002 who said that he should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."