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St. Josemaria Escriva

Year of Mercy | A Man Who Knew How to Forgive

By Rev. Francesc Faus Josemaria Escriva carried on a constant interior struggle to forgive. Much more than just a determined […]

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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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St. Josemaria, Opus Dei, and the Sanctification of Work

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. In this meditation for October 2, a special anniversary in the life of St […]

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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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The Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva

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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Our Lady

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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"Stella Matutina" - The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. As we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th), Fr Javier del […]

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Blessed Are Those Who Mourn - Our Lady of Sorrows

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. “Our Lady of Sorrows is truly blessed and she is there for us.” Since […]

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As a Bride Adorned for her Husband: On the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin

“The feast of feasts awaits us in Heaven. … I assure you, and I say the same to myself, that our […]

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Marriage & Family

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

By St. Josemaria Escriva “The whole Church recognizes St Joseph as a patron and guardian. For centuries many different features […]

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For They Shall See God

By St. Josemaria Escriva “Jesus is the model for us. He himself has told us so: discite a me, learn […]

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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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Updated English Editions of the Novenas for Work, Families and the Sick

The St. Josemaria Institute is pleased to share with you the new English editions of the Novenas for Work, Families, […]

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Interview: "Formation, Freedom, and Family" (Part II)

By St. Josemaria Institute Based in London,  Father Joe Evans  has been working with young people and university students for […]

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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

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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The Praise of Men: Part 2

In the sermon The Praise of Men, [1] after indicating that ridicule is a powerful weapon used by the devil, […]

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The Praise of Men: Part 1

The Saints are men and women whom the Church sets as standards for living holy lives as children of God. […]

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Growing Young: St. Therese of Lisieux and Spiritual Childhood

Saints have the uncanny ability to startle us with their insights into the basic truths of our faith. Until a […]

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Our Accuser is Cast Out: The Feast of the Holy Archangels

“Jesus did not come to condemn us, to accuse us of meanness and smallness. He came to save us, pardon […]

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St. Junipero Serra: A Herald of the Gospel in North America

Today Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan and founder of nine of the twenty-one California missions in the 18th century, was […]

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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

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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Year of Mercy | A New Chance to Look, Convert, Believe

Pope Francis writes in Misericordiae Vultus, no. 20-21: “Prior to meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus, he [the Apostle […]

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Year of Mercy | A Man Who Knew How to Forgive

By Rev. Francesc Faus Josemaria Escriva carried on a constant interior struggle to forgive. Much more than just a determined […]

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Year of Mercy | New Novena for Forgiveness

“Forgiveness. To forgive with one’s whole heart and with no trace of a grudge will always be a wonderfully fruitful […]

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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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Discovering Something Divine in the Ordinary

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. “Just as the people of Jesus’ time had to look beyond (not disregard) […]

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Devotions

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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Introducing iPray with the Gospel on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast

We are pleased to announce that the St. Josemaria Institute has partnered with iPray with Gospel to bring the popular […]

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iPray with the Gospel | Ash Wednesday

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Beware of practising your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for […]

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What is Lent?

St Josemaria Escriva wrote: “Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in […]

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Lent: Time for Conversion

Beginning on Ash Wednesday 2016, the St. Josemaria Institute invites you to join us as we reflect on Pope Francis’ […]

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Year of Mercy | The Meaning of Mercy

“Jesus is passing by. How often have I marveled at this simple way of describing divine mercy! Jesus is headed […]

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Work

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

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. “Just as the people of Jesus’ time had to look beyond (not disregard) […]

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In St. Joseph's Workshop

By St. Josemaria Escriva “The whole Church recognizes St Joseph as a patron and guardian. For centuries many different features […]

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

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. “All of us know from experience how much a mother’s love is immediate, […]

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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 Presentation of the Lord and the Year of Consecrated Life

Traditionally a celebration of the consecrated life, the Feast of the Lord’s Presentation forms an especially meaningful moment in the […]

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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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"Stella Matutina" - The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. As we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th), Fr Javier del […]

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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 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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The Praise of Men: Part 2

In the sermon The Praise of Men, [1] after indicating that ridicule is a powerful weapon used by the devil, […]

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Lent

iPray with the Gospel | Ash Wednesday

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Beware of practising your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for […]

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What is Lent?

St Josemaria Escriva wrote: “Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in […]

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Lent: Time for Conversion

Beginning on Ash Wednesday 2016, the St. Josemaria Institute invites you to join us as we reflect on Pope Francis’ […]

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Humility

“Our wretchedness is all too evident. I am not here referring to our natural limitations, to those great ambitions that […]

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The Strength of Love

By St. Josemaria Escriva “Let us now consider the Master and his disciples gathered together in the intimacy of the […]

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Detachment

By St. Josemaria Escriva “We have only to consider a few traits of God’s Love made flesh and our souls […]

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Easter

The Feast of St. Mark

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. On April 25th we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. St. Mark […]

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The Fatherhood of God

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. The Fatherhood of God – A Special Meditation on the Anniversary of the Election […]

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Divine Mercy Sunday: A Feast of God, Our Merciful Father

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. As the Easter season continues, we encounter another great feast, Divine Mercy Sunday. We […]

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The Paschal Christ: The Living Sign of Divine Mercy

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.  “As we experience the uneasy inner tension between feelings of guilt and the […]

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Seeds in the Savior’s Hands

By Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem. We who live centuries after the historical fact of the resurrection are still […]

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Easter: True Witnesses of Christ

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. As we begin our celebration of the glorious season of Easter we invite you […]

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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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