John Coverdale knew St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei who is portrayed in the new Roland Joffe film There Be Dragons.
Coverdale, a numerary (celibate member) of Opus Dei who teaches law at Seton Hall University, worked in the main office of Opus Dei in Rome from 1960-1968.
He has taught history at Princeton and Northwestern and is the author of Uncommon Faith: The Early Years of Opus Dei and several works on Spain’s history. There Be Dragons is set during the Spanish Civil War.
So he is in a good position to speak about the accuracy of the film’s portrayal of the founder of Opus Dei. Though it’s a fictional story, many of the details in the film, including the basic...READ MORE