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St. Josemaria Escriva

Decalogue for a Happy Spiritual Life Explained: A Brief Guide for Students and Young Adults

Your years spent at college are both exciting and challenging. Along with a world of new opportunities and experiences, college […]

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PODCAST | A Reflection on the Universal Call to Holiness

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today on the podcast… A Reflection on the Universal Call to Holiness Fr. Peter […]

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PODCAST | Jesus, Our Hope in Times of Trial

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today on the podcast… Jesus, Our Hope in Times of Trial Fr. Peter Armenio, […]

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PODCAST | A Reflection on the Interior Struggle of the Christian Life

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today on the podcast… A Reflection on the Interior Struggle of the Christian Life […]

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October: Month of the Holy Rosary

“Because Mary is our mother, devotion to her teaches us to be authentic sons: to love truly, without limit; to […]

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PODCAST | A Reflection on the Anniversary of the Founding of Opus Dei

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today on the podcast… A Reflection on the Anniversary of the Founding of Opus […]

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Our Lady

PODCAST | Mary, Teacher of Friendship

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… Mary, Teacher of Friendship Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of […]

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The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | 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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Feast of the Immaculate Conception | iPray with the Gospel

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you! … Do not be afraid, […]

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Fulfilling the Fiat: Responding with Mary to God’s Call

Our mother is a model of correspondence to grace. The Virgin did not merely pronounce her fiat; in every moment […]

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

And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, […]

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Blessed are you... | 2016 Novena to the Immaculate Conception

Each day of the novena we will honor our Lady by taking the time to pause, reflect, and pray for […]

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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

All Souls Day | iPray with the Gospel

And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at […]

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PODCAST | A Reflection on the Universal Call to Holiness

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today on the podcast… A Reflection on the Universal Call to Holiness Fr. Peter […]

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All Saints Day | iPray with the Gospel

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And […]

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Feast of Saints Simon and Jude | iPray with the Gospel

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God. […]

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Pope St. John Paul II: A Soul in Love with God

“I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to […]

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Feast of St. John Paul II | iPray with the Gospel

Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on […]

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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

Decalogue for a Happy Spiritual Life Explained: A Brief Guide for Students and Young Adults

Your years spent at college are both exciting and challenging. Along with a world of new opportunities and experiences, college […]

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PODCAST | The Joy of Encountering Christ

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… The Joy of Encountering Christ Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest […]

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PODCAST | The Sanctification of Work

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… The Sanctification of Work Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of […]

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PODCAST | On Eternal Truths: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… On Eternal Truths Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus […]

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PODCAST | The Beatitudes and Holiness

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… The Beatitudes and Holiness Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of […]

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PODCAST | October: The Month of the Holy Rosary

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today on the podcast… October: The Month of the Holy Rosary Fr. Peter Armenio, […]

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Devotions

PODCAST | Mary, Teacher of Friendship

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… Mary, Teacher of Friendship Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of […]

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The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | 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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Gaudete Sunday | iPray with the Gospel

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said […]

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For the Sake of Joy

“Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!” Psalm 105:3 Nothing is more bitter than getting what you […]

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Decalogue for a Happy Spiritual Life Explained: A Brief Guide for Students and Young Adults

Your years spent at college are both exciting and challenging. Along with a world of new opportunities and experiences, college […]

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception | iPray with the Gospel

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you! … Do not be afraid, […]

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Work

PODCAST | The Sanctification of Work

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… The Sanctification of Work Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of […]

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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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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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Feast Days

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | 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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Feast of the Immaculate Conception | iPray with the Gospel

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you! … Do not be afraid, […]

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Fulfilling the Fiat: Responding with Mary to God’s Call

Our mother is a model of correspondence to grace. The Virgin did not merely pronounce her fiat; in every moment […]

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PODCAST | Thanksgiving Day and Acts of Gratitude

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States, Father Javier del Castillo reminds […]

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

And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, […]

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The Feast of Christ the King | iPray with the Gospel

And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, […]

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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

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | 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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Gaudete Sunday | iPray with the Gospel

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said […]

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For the Sake of Joy

“Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!” Psalm 105:3 Nothing is more bitter than getting what you […]

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception | iPray with the Gospel

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you! … Do not be afraid, […]

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Fulfilling the Fiat: Responding with Mary to God’s Call

Our mother is a model of correspondence to grace. The Virgin did not merely pronounce her fiat; in every moment […]

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The Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness | iPray with the Gospel (The Second Sunday of Advent)

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is […]

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Christmas

Advent 2016: “Show us Lord, your love…” (Ps 85:8)

Thank you for sharing this Advent season with the St. Josemaria Institute. Advent is a prayerful and peaceful time of […]

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The Christmas Tree

The use of the Christmas tree is relatively modern. Its origins are found in the medieval mystery plays that depicted […]

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The Nativity Scene

“In its present form the custom of displaying figures depicting the birth of Jesus Christ owes its origin to St. […]

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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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