Saint June 26 : St. Josemaria Escriva the Founder of Opus Dei and Patron of Diabetics and Ordinary Life
Josemaria Escriva was born in Spain on January 9, 1902 and died in Rome on June 26, 1975. On 2 October 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei.
Prayer: O God, through the mediation of Mary our Mother, you granted your priest Saint Josemaria countless graces, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily work and in the fulfillment of the Christian’s ordinary duties. Grant that I too may learn to turn all the circumstances and events of my life into occasions of loving you and serving the Church, the Pope and all souls with joy and simplicity, lighting up the pathways of this earth with faith and love. Deign to grant me, through the intercession of Saint Josemaria, the favor of … (make your request). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. (Can be said as a Novena for 9 Days)