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Putting Down Roots: Father Joseph Muzquiz and the Growth of Opus Dei, 1912-1983

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Putting Down Roots by John Coverdale (author of Uncommon Faith) is the exciting story of the beginnings of Opus Dei in the U.S. It tells how Fr. Joseph Muzquiz came to America in 1949 to begin Opus Dei with very little money and only a rudimentary command of the language. At the time, only a handful of Americans had ever heard of Opus Dei. But by the time he passed away in

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Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Scepter Publishers
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Brent
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A common characteristic of Saints is that their endeavors and goals all seem crazy from a natural perspective... and then they go on to accomplish the naturally impossible. The story of Father Joseph Muzquiz has this sense and I am confident that he will one day be canonized.

Asked by St. Escriva to bring Opus Dei to the United States, Fr. Joseph arrived in Chicago in 1949 with a picture of Our Lady, no money, speaking little English and began to work in a country where perhaps only a handful of
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Peter
May 28, 2012 Peter rated it really liked it
The first cause for canonization ever in the 200 year history of the Boston Archdiocese is Fr. Joseph, the humble Spanish priest who brought Opus Dei to the United States. John Coverdale, the foremost American historian of Opus Dei, provides a good introduction to Fr. Joseph's life and why he is very likely a saint. Fr. Joseph was in the U.S. from 1949 to 1959, returning in 1976 and remaining until his death in 1983.

I would have been curious, upon his return in 1976, to know his thoughts about
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