Monday, September 20, 2004

Escriv� De Balaguer, Josemar�a, Saint

In full� Josemar�a Escriv� de Balaguer y Alb�s � Spanish prelate of the Roman Catholic church, founder in 1928 of Opus Dei, a Catholic organization of laymen and priests claiming to strive to live Christian lives in their chosen professions. By the time of Escriv�'s death in 1975, its members numbered some 60,000 in 80 countries, and its critics charged it with