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Thursday June 9, 2011

Boston Archdiocese Seeks to Canonize Spanish-Born Priest and Opus Dei Leader

Boston Archdiocese Seeks to Canonize Spanish-Born Priest and Opus Dei Leader

Photo: Father Joseph Muzquiz

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The Archdiocese of Boston has just announced that it has begun the process to have Father Joseph Muzquiz canonized.  Father Muzquiz was born in Spain, ordained in 1944 and was part of the Opus Dei ministry starting in 1941. 

The process is called “opening the cause for canonization” and is the formal opening of an inquiry as to whether Father Muzqiz is worthy of canonization.  Muzquiz was critical in bringing Opus Dei to the states from Spain and worked in Boston for many years.

He was also critical in establishing Opus Dei centers in Canada, Japan and Venezuela.  He was also instrumental in getting Opus Dei founder Father Josemaria Escriva canonized. 

Father Muzquiz passed away in Boston in 1983. 

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