Category:Josemaria Escrivá de Balaguer

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Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer (Thursday, January 9, 1902 – Thursday, June 26, 1975) (also known as Jose María or Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás, born José María Mariano Escrivá Albás) was a Spanish Catholic priest and founder of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, popularly, Opus Dei. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Saint Josemaría as "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."