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Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer at the Royal Foundation of St. Elizabeth of Madrid (1931-1945)

Beatriz Comella Gutiérrez is the author of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer en el Real Patronato de Santa Isabel de Madrid (1931-1945). This is the third work in the collection of monographs brought out by the Instituto Historico San Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer and published by Rialp.

This 408 page volume looks at the priestly work of Josemaría Escrivá as interim chaplain for the Augustinian Recollects of the Convent of St. Elizabeth between 1931 and 1934, and as Rector-Administrator of the Foundation of St. Elizabeth from 1934 to 1945. This Foundation was formed by three entities: the Convent of St. Elizabeth, a rectoral [i.e. non-parochial] Church, and the Royal College of Santa Isabel-La Asunción. The work provides historical context for St. Josemaría’s priestly activity, with many facts about the illustrious history of both the Convent and the Royal College.

Romana, No. 51, January-January 2010, p. 365-366.

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