ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA – Patron of Diabetes
Although growing up in a suffering family, Josemaria believed he was on a mission from God and studied both civil law and the priesthood. He founded Opus Dei to serve the Catholic Church and allowed women to serve as men would. His life and actions have been subject to much controversy, but he is still recognized for both the growth of Opus Dei and his spiritual publication, The Way.
b. 1/9/1902 Barbastro, Spain d. 6/26/1975, Rome, Italy
Patronage: Opus Dei, diabetes Feast Day: June 26
Memorial Day June 26