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Escriva de Balaguer, Josemaria
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(Jan 9, 1902, Barbastro – Jun 26, 1975, Rome), beatified, became a Catholic priest in 1925 and founded the society of Opus Dei in 1928. He remained its general president until his death and had much to do with the shaping of its characteristic profile. At the center of his work stood the notion of sanctification in everyday life and work, as well as the lay apostolate, in which respect he endeavored to win over influential social classes as multiplicators. Critics accused him of displaying an integrali…

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Unterburger, Klaus, “Escriva de Balaguer, Josemaria”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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