Cause for Joy: Canonization Process Begun for First American Opus Dei Priest

More cause for celebration, from the Opus Dei website:

The cause of canonization of Fr. José Luis Muzquiz, was officially opened in the Archdiocese of Boston on June 2. Father Joseph, as he was always known in the United States, was one of the first three priests ordained for Opus Dei in 1944. At the request of St. Josemaría, he came to the United States in 1949 to begin Opus Dei’s work in this country.

Fr. Bryan K. Parrish, acting as the representative for Cardinal Archbishop Sean O’Malley, presided over the ceremony. Also taking part in the ceremony were Auxiliary Bishop Emilio S. Allue, the episcopal delegate for the inquiry, and Fr. David Cavanaugh, a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, who is the Postulator of the cause.

Fr. Joseph’s biography follows. Here are some photos taken from Fr. Joseph’s life and here is a prayer card for him (for private devotion since the cause has only just begun).





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