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St. Josemaria Escriva

St. Catherine of Siena: She knew how...

In November 2016, the St. Josemaria Institute with Mater Dei Tours will be hosting our first pilgrimage to Italy. Among […]

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Marian Pilgrimages in the Month of May

“If we look at the world, at the People of God, during this month of May, we will see devotion […]

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A Caress From His Heavenly Mother: Our Lady of Montserrat and St. Josemaria Escriva

If I were a leper my mother would hug me. She would kiss my wounds without fear or hesitation. —Well […]

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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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Living the Year of Mercy with St. Josemaria Escriva

WHY A JUBILEE OF MERCY TODAY? Saint Paul reminds us that we have been saved through the mystery of the […]

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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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Our Lady

Marian Pilgrimages in the Month of May

“If we look at the world, at the People of God, during this month of May, we will see devotion […]

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A Caress From His Heavenly Mother: Our Lady of Montserrat and St. Josemaria Escriva

If I were a leper my mother would hug me. She would kiss my wounds without fear or hesitation. —Well […]

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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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Year of Mercy | St. Josemaria Escriva and Our Lady of Mercy

By Marc Argemi St Josemaria Escriva was a devotee of the Blessed Virgin Mary his whole life long. Each of […]

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Year of Mercy | Finding Refuge in Our Lady

By Most Rev. Javier Echevarria The earliest prayer to Mary that has come down to us is a petition addressed […]

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The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today we bring you a homily from Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest for the […]

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Marriage & Family

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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In St. Joseph's Workshop

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

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For They Shall See God

Jesus Christ is our model, the model for every Christian. You are well aware of this because you have heard […]

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Interviews

Interview: Cody Swanson

Cody Joseph Swanson is a devoted father, husband, sculptor and teacher who resides in Florence, Italy. We contacted Cody regarding […]

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Interview: "Alvaro Daily"

By St. Josemaria Institute Arnil Paras and Ace Bonita are the developers behind the popular new app “Alvaro Daily”.  Based […]

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Interview: "The Saints, Young Adults and Evangelization"

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

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Interview: "You See Me, You Hear Me"

By St. Josemaria Institute In the Preface to his new book “You See Me, You Hear Me”, Fr. Michael Giesler […]

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

By St. Josemaria Institute In the fall of 2012, a group of pilgrims travelled to France and Spain on a […]

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Interview: The Faithful Traveler

By St. Josemaria Institute In our latest inerview, Diana von Glahn, “The Faithful Traveler”, shares with us the inspiration behind […]

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Saints

St. Catherine of Siena: She knew how...

In November 2016, the St. Josemaria Institute with Mater Dei Tours will be hosting our first pilgrimage to Italy. Among […]

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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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iPray with the Gospel | The Feast of St. Joseph

“After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; […]

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Joseph's Faith, Hope, and Love

Faith, hope, love: these are the supports of Joseph’s life and of all Christian lives. Joseph’s self-giving is an interweaving […]

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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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The Feast of All Saints: A Podcast on the Communion of Saints

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. As we celebrate the Feast of All Saints on November 1st, Fr Javier del […]

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Priesthood

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

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. “Although the respective missions of St Josemaría and St Norbert were carried out […]

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A Priest Forever

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"

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

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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Short Guide for Confession

The basic requirement for a good Confession is to have the intention of returning to God like the “prodigal son” […]

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Year of Mercy | The Spiritual Works of Mercy in the Digital World

For the 50th World Communications Day, Pope Francis issued a message titled Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter (January 24, […]

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Devotions

iPray with the Gospel | Ascension of the Lord

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

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Come, Holy Spirit: Ten-Day Devotion in Preparation for Pentecost

Enter your email below to receive the daily prayers and reflections for the 10-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit beginning […]

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iPray with the Gospel | Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

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St. Catherine of Siena: She knew how...

In November 2016, the St. Josemaria Institute with Mater Dei Tours will be hosting our first pilgrimage to Italy. Among […]

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

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

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Marian Pilgrimages in the Month of May

“If we look at the world, at the People of God, during this month of May, we will see devotion […]

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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

By Bishop Javier Echevarria The new encyclical of the Holy Father Francis is closely tied to the opening pages of […]

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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

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

“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

Come, Holy Spirit: Ten-Day Devotion in Preparation for Pentecost

Enter your email below to receive the daily prayers and reflections for the 10-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit beginning […]

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St. Catherine of Siena: She knew how...

In November 2016, the St. Josemaria Institute with Mater Dei Tours will be hosting our first pilgrimage to Italy. Among […]

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

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

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iPray with the Gospel | Divine Mercy Sunday

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

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iPray with the Gospel | Easter Sunday

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, […]

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Christ's Presence in Christians

“Christ is alive.” This is the great truth which fills our faith with meaning. Jesus, who died on the cross, […]

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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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iPray with the Gospel | Holy Saturday

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

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iPray with the Gospel | Good Friday

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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iPray with the Gospel | Holy Thursday

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

iPray with the Gospel | Ascension of the Lord

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

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iPray with the Gospel | Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

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

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

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iPray with the Gospel | Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

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iPray with the Gospel | Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

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iPray with the Gospel | Third Sunday of Easter

Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his […]

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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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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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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

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. “Our world, our families, our lives, are in a disarray that only God’s […]

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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

By St. Josemaria Escriva “Not too long ago I saw a marble bas-relief representing the adoration of the child Jesus […]

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Faith Like That of the Magi

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. “Our world, our families, our lives, are in a disarray that only God’s […]

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"Marriage: A Christian Vocation"

By St. Josemaria Escriva “At Christmas our thoughts turn to the different events and circumstances surrounding the birth of the […]

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"Christ Triumphs through Humility" (Christmas)

By St. Josemaria Escriva “This day shall light shine upon us; for the Lord is born to us.” This is the […]

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Light Shines in Darkness: The Christmas Mystery

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. “When we bow over the manger on Christmas, and pray before the Infant, […]

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