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Publication of the third volume of El Fundador del Opus Dei by Andres Vasquez de Prada

The final volume of Andrés Vázquez de Prada’s three volume biography of St. Josemaría Escrivá has been published in the original Spanish. This volume covers the period from 1946, when the founder moved to Rome, up to his death in 1975.

In this last stage of his life, the biography of the saint is intertwined with the Roman phase of the canonical path of Opus Dei, a process that culminated after his death when the Nuncio of His Holiness in Italy, on March 19, 1983, presented the then Prelate of Opus Dei, Alvaro del Portillo, with the Apostolic Constitution Ut Sit of Pope John Paul II, by which the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei was constituted.

This well-documented book is a reference work for anyone wishing to know about the life of St. Josemaría and the history of Opus Dei up to 1975.

Romana, No. 37, July-December 2003, p. 62-63.