The St. Josemaria Institute was founded in 2006 to promote the life and teachings of St. Josemaria Escriva. In particular, the Institute aims to help the public benefit from his teachings on the spiritual meaning of their ordinary life. Learn more about the St. Josemaria Institute.

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Passionately Loving the World

Passionately Loving the WorldA documentary about ordinary Americans living the spirituality of St. Josemaria in our times. Check out the reviews, extra clips, and order the DVD.

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St. Josemaria Feast Day Mass Kits

mass kit 2014June 26th is the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva. Celebrate the feast in your parish or find a feast day Mass in your city.


St. Josemaria Institute Digital Resource Center

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The Rome Experience

The Catholic Priest TodayIn collaboration with Midwest Theological Forum, The Rome Experience is a summer program for diocesan seminarians that is inspired by the thought and work of St Josemaria Escriva who dedicated many years of his life to caring for the spiritual and human needs of diocesan priests, and remains a spiritual guide for many priests today.

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Latest Articles

Entering the Kingdom by Violence

600-Jesus-AdulterousWoman570cropBy Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. 

If “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (Jas 4:6), then we must begin to see the contradictions and incongruities of life as coming from a God who is ever looking for an entry point into our lives. The only opening for grace in a fallen world—or even in an unfallen world—is humility, which is the truth (or reality) about ourselves. The humble person, rooted in the reality of who he is and what he needs to be saved from, is ready to accept the Providential mix of good and evil, virtue and vice, the ugly and the beautiful, as the basic ingredients of life and the stuff of sanctity. 


The Gift is not Like the Trespass: A Reflection on the Parable of the Prodigal Son

Italian Neapolitan - The Return of the Prodigal Son - Google Art ProjectcropBy Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. 

“'I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance' (Lk 15:7). To know that God values our conversion that dearly makes every detail of the parable of the Prodigal Son resonate, as though it were our life story. 'Human life is in some way a constant returning to our Father’s house,' St Josemaria agrees. Indeed, 'the story of the prodigal son repeats itself in our lives,' as often as 'every day, and even repeatedly during the twenty-four hours of the same day'" (cf. Christ is Passing By, nos. 64, 91; Friends of God, no. 214). 


You Have Prepared a Table Before Me: Finding Mercy at Matthew’s Table

jesus-summons-matthew-to-leave-the-tax-office 3By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. 

"At the beginning of Lent, this Gospel teaches us too how to become Christ’s welcome table-fellows. But the table to which He now calls us is that Table which is also an altar of sacrifice, an empty tomb, the most privileged place of our communion with God. We cannot think of Matthew’s table without also thinking of the other, because the table of sinners and the altar from which we partake of the Lord are one and the same table. It is the place where our deepest needs are met with God’s infinite bounty.


"May you seek Christ, May you find Christ, May you love Christ." - St. Josemaria Escriva

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