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Produced by John Paulson
In 1949 Fr. Joseph, a young Spanish priest, arrived in Chicago to start Opus Dei’s activities in the United States. He spoke little English, had only a few dollars in his pocket, and Opus Dei was almost totally unknown. But, encouraged by St. Josemaría Escrivá, he worked with quiet determination for many years. Through his influence many young Americans committed their lives to spreading Opus Dei’s message of finding and serving God in everyday life. With his death in 1983 there began an outpouring of testimonies from people of all ages whose lives he had profoundly shaped. In 2010 his cause for canonization was opened in the Archdiocese of Boston.
Everyday Holiness tells the inspiring story of this talented young engineer whose life was transformed when he met a saint. Produced by Emmy Award-winning John Paulson of Paulson Productions, it uses hundreds of photographs and numerous interviews with people who knew him and worked with him. The film documents his youth in pre-civil war Spain, his encounter as a student with St. Josemaría, his work as a professional engineer, his ordination as one of the first three priests of Opus Dei, and the years of intense activity that laid the foundation for Opus Dei’s apostolates in the United States, Canada, Japan and Switzerland. It also explores the revolutionary message he received from St. Josemaría and passed on to countless souls. No one who sees the example of Fr. Joseph will fail to be inspired to find God in their own everyday lives.