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News of the Cause of Canonization of the Servant of God, José Luis Muzquiz

This past June 2, the Canonization Cause of José Luis Muzquiz (1912-1983) was formally opened in the pastoral center of the Archdiocese of Boston. He was one of the first three faithful of Opus Dei to receive priestly ordination, in 1944. Fr. Joseph (as many called him) laid the groundwork for beginning the activities of the Work in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Venezuela. Since his death his reputation for sanctity has grown steadily. The historian John Coverdale recently published a biographical sketch of his life under the title Putting Down Roots: Father Joseph Muzquiz and the Growth of Opus Dei, a translation of which is now available in Spanish, as mentioned below.

Romana, No. 52, January-June 2011, p. 120-121.