Volume 11 of Studia et Documenta

The Saint Josemaría Escrivá Historical Institute has published Volume 11 of Studia et Documenta.

This issue includes a section on the founder of Opus Dei’s trips to Latin America in the years 1974-75. Carmen-José Alejos analyzes the historical and religious context in Latin America during that period. Carlo Pioppi offers an overview of the founder’s trips to Latin America. Two articles, by Alexandre Antosz and María Eugenia Ossandón, focus specifically on St. Josemaría’s trips to Brazil and Chile.

The volume contains an article by Mercedes Montero on the publisher Minerva, an initiative carried out by the first women of Opus Dei, back in the forties. Another work of research, by Alfredo Méndiz, looks at the history and origins of Villa Tevere, the building where the central offices of Opus Dei in Rome are now located.

In addition, Fernando Crovetto gives an overview of the first steps of Opus Dei in Italy through the letters exchanged between José Orlandis and Salvador Canals, sent from Rome, and the faithful of Opus Dei in Madrid during the years 1942-43.

The section Noticiario lists the conferences and studies about Opus Dei carried out in academic circles by members of the Istituto Storico San Josemaría Escrivá, as well as public presentations of the book by José Luis Gonzales Gullón on the DYA Acadamy.

Finally the reader can consult some bibliographical notes, including Josep-Ignasi Saranyana’s review of a biography of Raimon Panikkar by Maciej Bielawski.

This volume also offers analytical indexes to the first ten issues of the publication.

Romana, n. 64, January-June 2017, p. 162-163.

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