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St. Josemaria Escriva

The Holy Cross: Our Hope of Being United with Christ

“If you’re not struggling, it’s no use telling me that you are really trying to become more closely identified with […]

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The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy

Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, and the angels rejoice. Joy overtakes both […]

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Third Annual Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage (July 17-25, 2016)

The Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage is inspired by St Josemaria’s desire to help all married couples, and […]

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41 Years: "Helping from Heaven" - The Favors of St. Josemaria Escriva

Each year on the feast day of St Josemaria Escriva (June 26th), we especially give thanks to God for all the […]

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PODCAST | The Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva (June 26th)

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today on St. Josemaria Escriva’s Feast Day (June 26th), Fr. Javier del Castillo reflects […]

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Personal Holiness: Giving Oneself to God

“Ever since I began to preach, I have warned people against a certain mistaken sense of holiness. Don’t be afraid […]

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Our Lady

Our Lady of Sorrows | iPray with the Gospel

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary […]

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The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary | iPray with the Gospel

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she […]

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Uniting Earth to Heaven: On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“Do you want to be daring in a holy way, so that God may act through you? Have recourse to […]

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The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady | iPray with the Gospel

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, […]

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The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary | iPray with the Gospel

The angel Gabriel said, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the […]

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The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy

Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, and the angels rejoice. Joy overtakes both […]

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Marriage & Family

The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady | iPray with the Gospel

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, […]

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Third Annual Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage (July 17-25, 2016)

The Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage is inspired by St Josemaria’s desire to help all married couples, and […]

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The Virtue of Poverty

In an interview published in Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva, St. Josemaria was asked to comment on the virtue of […]

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Companions in Surrender: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Mother of God

You and I know from experience that people in love surrender themselves unhesitatingly. Their hearts beat in a wonderful unison, […]

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Raising Children in a Christian Home Video Series

The St. Josemaria Institute’s 2015 Fall Conference: Raising Children in a Christian Home video and audio collection is now available […]

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Please, Thank You, and I'm Sorry: Three Keywords for Married Couples

“Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry.” Pope Francis teaches that although these words are easier to say than to mean, they […]

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Interviews

Interview: Cody Swanson

Cody is an award-winning sculptor who has completed commissions for private and public spaces around the world, including the United […]

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Interview: "Alvaro Daily"

Arnil Paras and Ace Bonita are the developers behind the popular new app “Alvaro Daily”. Based in the Philippines, Arnil and Ace […]

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Interview: "The Saints, Young Adults and Evangelization"

We came across the work of the young graphic designer, Cassie Pease, when we saw her “poster” of St. Josemaria […]

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Interview: "You See Me, You Hear Me"

In the Preface to his new book “You See Me, You Hear Me”, Fr. Michael Giesler writes: “What an amazing […]

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Interview: "Saint Josemaria, Our Lady, and the Streets of Madrid"

In the fall of 2012, a group of pilgrims travelled to France and Spain on a special pilgrimage—“Saint Josemaria, Our […]

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Interview: The Faithful Traveler

In our latest inerview, Diana von Glahn, “The Faithful Traveler”, shares with us the inspiration behind the exciting travel program […]

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Saints

The Feast of St. Matthew | iPray with the Gospel

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said […]

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Mother Teresa: Carrier of God's Tender and Merciful Love

“I will tell you which are man’s treasures on earth so that you will appreciate them: hunger, thirst, heat, cold, […]

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Saint Monica and the Child of her Tears

Once when the Lord journeyed near the village of Nain, He was met by a particularly distressing funeral procession: “A […]

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The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy

Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, and the angels rejoice. Joy overtakes both […]

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Living in Hope: Saints Joachim and Anne

Nothing disappoints more than misplaced hope. And maybe nothing is easier to misplace than our hope. St Josemaria even considers […]

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The Proof of Love: The Martyrdom of St Maria Goretti

Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man—though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. […]

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Priesthood

PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. In today’s podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo explains why priests need our prayers and […]

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The Priestly Spirituality of St Josemaria and St Norbert

“Although the respective missions of St Josemaría and St Norbert were carried out in very different times and places, and […]

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A Priest Forever | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva

St. Josemaria Escriva, priest and founder of Opus Dei, was canonized by Blessed John Paul II in 2002 and declared […]

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Footprints in the Snow | On St. Josemaria Escriva's Call to the Priesthood

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of St. Josemaria Escriva, March 28, 1925! On January 9, 1918, Josemaria Escriva […]

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Interior Life

Personal Holiness: Giving Oneself to God

“Ever since I began to preach, I have warned people against a certain mistaken sense of holiness. Don’t be afraid […]

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Abiding Presence: Christ our Eucharistic Refuge

“I know of a young man whose loneliness was cured by a priest’s simple reminder during a Sunday homily: ‘With […]

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May You Seek Christ... Find Christ... Love Christ.

In 1933, St. Josemaria Escriva inscribed a now famous dedication in a book that many people have come to know […]

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The Virtue of Poverty

In an interview published in Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva, St. Josemaria was asked to comment on the virtue of […]

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Year of Mercy | The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Icon of all Hope

In his encyclical Dives in Misericordia, centered on the fatherhood of God, Pope John Paul II offered a thought-provoking meditation […]

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The Daily Miracle: The Power that Fills our Empty Nets

“The Sea of Tiberius had denied its fishes to Peter’s nets. A whole night in vain. Then, obedient, he lowered his […]

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Devotions

The Rich Man's Lack of Generosity | iPray with the Gospel

“There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And […]

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The Feast of St. Matthew | iPray with the Gospel

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said […]

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He Who is Faithful in a Very Little is Faithful Also in Much | iPray with the Gospel

“He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in a […]

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Our Lady of Sorrows | iPray with the Gospel

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary […]

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The Holy Cross: Our Hope of Being United with Christ

“If you’re not struggling, it’s no use telling me that you are really trying to become more closely identified with […]

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The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross | iPray with the Gospel

No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man. And as Moses lifted […]

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Work

Laboring Side by Side in the Gospel: Holy Thursday and Holy Women

“Woman is stronger than man, and more faithful, in the hour of suffering: Mary of Magdala and Mary Cleophas and Salome! With […]

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Working for Love

The new encyclical of the Holy Father Francis is closely tied to the opening pages of Sacred Scripture. God created […]

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Discovering Something Divine in the Ordinary

“God is calling you to serve him in and from the ordinary…. There is something holy, something divine hidden in […]

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In St. Joseph's Workshop | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva

The whole Church recognizes St Joseph as a patron and guardian. For centuries many different features of his life have […]

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Working for God | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva

Many people begin, but few finish. And we, who are trying to behave as God’s children, have to be among […]

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Novena for Work: An Interview

On October 10, 2009, Fr. Francisco Faus, author of the Novena for Work through the intercession of St. Josemaria Escriva, […]

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Feast Days

The Feast of St. Matthew | iPray with the Gospel

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said […]

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Our Lady of Sorrows | iPray with the Gospel

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary […]

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The Holy Cross: Our Hope of Being United with Christ

“If you’re not struggling, it’s no use telling me that you are really trying to become more closely identified with […]

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The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross | iPray with the Gospel

No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man. And as Moses lifted […]

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The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary | iPray with the Gospel

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she […]

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Uniting Earth to Heaven: On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“Do you want to be daring in a holy way, so that God may act through you? Have recourse to […]

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Lent

Commentaries on Holy Week | Holy Saturday

Today is a day of silence in the Church. Christ lies in the sepulcher while the Church meditates, marveling at […]

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Holy Saturday | iPray with the Gospel

Today the altar is left bare and no Mass is celebrated. Holy Saturday is a silent day. Creation is in […]

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Good Friday | iPray with the Gospel

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a […]

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Commentaries on Holy Week | Holy Thursday

The Holy Thursday liturgy is very rich in content. It is the great day when the Holy Eucharist was instituted, […]

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Holy Thursday | iPray with the Gospel

Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this […]

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Laboring Side by Side in the Gospel: Holy Thursday and Holy Women

“Woman is stronger than man, and more faithful, in the hour of suffering: Mary of Magdala and Mary Cleophas and Salome! With […]

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Easter

Pentecost | iPray with the Gospel

Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he […]

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The Ascension of the Lord | iPray with the Gospel

Jesus said to his disciples “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter | iPray with the Gospel

“I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they […]

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Feast of St. Catherine of Siena | iPray with the Gospel

At that time Jesus declared, ” Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter | iPray with the Gospel

When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “You will seek me; and as I said to the Jews so now […]

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Fourth Sunday of Easter | iPray with the Gospel

Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal […]

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Advent

Reverence: A Belief in God's Presence

We have very sadly gotten almost accustomed to saying God’s name in vain or hearing others do so. There is […]

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PODCAST | Gaudete Sunday

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. In this meditation for the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, Fr Javier del […]

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When Is Now: Advent and the Present Moment

For us Christians the fleetingness of our journey through life should be a spur to help us make better use […]

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PODCAST | Piety of the Magi - Feast of the Epiphany

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. In this meditation for the Feast of the Epiphany, Fr Javier del Castillo helps […]

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Faith Like That of the Magi

“We need a strong life of faith to appreciate the wonder his providence has entrusted to us—a faith like that […]

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PODCAST | The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. In this meditation for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Fr Javier del Castillo reflects […]

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Christmas

The Epiphany of Our Lord | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva

Not too long ago I saw a marble bas-relief representing the adoration of the child Jesus by the Magi. The […]

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Faith Like That of the Magi

“We need a strong life of faith to appreciate the wonder his providence has entrusted to us—a faith like that […]

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Marriage: A Christian Vocation | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva

At Christmas our thoughts turn to the different events and circumstances surrounding the birth of the Son of God. As […]

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Christ Triumphs through Humility | A Christmas Homily by St. Josemaria

“This day shall light shine upon us; for the Lord is born to us.” This is the great announcement which moves […]

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Light Shines in Darkness: The Christmas Mystery

“You must look at the Child in the manger. He is our Love. Look at him, realizing that the whole […]

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