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Biography on one of St. Josemaría Escrivá's closest collaborators published

In Rome, the book “Salvador Canals. A Biography (1920-1975),” was presented. It is the story about one of St. Josemaría Escrivá's main collaborators at the beginning of Opus Dei. 

He was one of the first members to leave Spain and arrived in Rome in 1942 to write his thesis on cinema copyright.

Salvador Canals was ordained a priest in 1948. He worked as an expert for the Second Vatican Council and was an auditor of the Roman Rota.

Author, “Salvador Canals. A Biography (1920-1975)”
“We see him in the Second Vatican Council, in which he was an expert. We see his role in the birth and development of secular institutes. We also see his important role in the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, of which he was auditor.”

He was also the author of “Asceticism Meditated.” It is a book offering spiritual advice and has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. 

Salvador Canals worked intensely for many years until the end of his life in Rome in 1975.

Author, “Salvador Canals. A Biography (1920-1975)”
“It is worth reading this book. This is because one gains a better understanding of what has been the path of the Church in this century.”
“The readers will also gain greater insight into the reality and nature of Opus Dei as well as its history.”
“It is the pulse of a biography, of a life, of a very interesting and very rich human trajectory.”

He also worked with several saints such as Pope Paul VI and St. Josemaría as well as Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. 

The author of the book says Salvador Canals was a normal person and any Christian is able to relate to him.