Josemaria Escriva was a Roman Catholic priest from Spain, and founder of Opus Dei.
SAINT JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
In October 1928, Escriva ‘saw’ Opus Dei (Work of God) as a new lay movement through
which Catholics might learn to sanctify themselves without abandoning secular life.
His best known book is ‘The Way’ which has sold more than 5 million copies in 50
languages. He and the organization have been accused of many things, including political
involvement and Opus Dei and Escriva continue to be polarizing subjects among certain
members of the Catholic Church.