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St. Josemaria Escriva

February 14th: 1930 and 1943

February 14th marks the day of two special anniversaries in the life of St. Josemaria Escriva and the history of […]

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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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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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Our Lady

PODCAST | To Jesus Through Mary

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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The Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God | iPray with the Gospel

And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they […]

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PODCAST | Mary, Teacher of Friendship

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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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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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 Heart at Ground Zero: St Gregory of Narek and Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart

Where does prayer come from? Especially prayer of the deepest kind with “sighs too deep for words” (Rm 8:26)? Is […]

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Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph

Join the St. Josemaria Institute for the Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph. The Seven Sundays Devotion is a long-standing […]

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The Conversion of St. Paul | iPray with the Gospel

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who […]

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Feast of St John the Apostle | iPray with the Gospel

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one […]

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Has Christ Been Born for You Yet?

God is very close to us right now. Isn’t that the promise of Christmas, God-with-us? What is the right response […]

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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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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 Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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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

"Do Not Be Anxious About Tomorrow" | iPray with the Gospel

“Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; […]

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The Heart at Ground Zero: St Gregory of Narek and Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart

Where does prayer come from? Especially prayer of the deepest kind with “sighs too deep for words” (Rm 8:26)? Is […]

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We're Hiring! Communications and Media Coordinator

Do you love what we’re doing at the St. Josemaria Institute? Join our team… We’re hiring! The St. Josemaria Institute […]

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Feast of the Chair of St. Peter | iPray with the Gospel

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that the […]

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PODCAST | Connecting With Christ Through Humility

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, shows how the Christian life is a continual […]

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"Love Your Enemies" | iPray with the Gospel (7th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to […]

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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 Heart at Ground Zero: St Gregory of Narek and Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart

Where does prayer come from? Especially prayer of the deepest kind with “sighs too deep for words” (Rm 8:26)? Is […]

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The Presentation of Our Lord | iPray with the Gospel

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for […]

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Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph

Join the St. Josemaria Institute for the Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph. The Seven Sundays Devotion is a long-standing […]

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The Conversion of St. Paul | iPray with the Gospel

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who […]

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PODCAST | Our Journey To Christ the Light

Today on the podcast… Our Journey To Christ the Light At the end of this Christmas season, Fr. Peter Armenio, […]

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The Baptism of Our Lord | iPray with the Gospel

Jesus came to John, to be baptised by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptised […]

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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

PODCAST | God's Love For Us

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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PODCAST | The Humanity of Jesus

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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The Ways of God

“All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness” Psalm 25:10 God is getting awfully close. And the […]

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She Will Bear a Son | iPray with the Gospel (The Fourth Sunday of Advent)

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

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PODCAST | Becoming Bethlehem

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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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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Christmas

PODCAST | Our Journey To Christ the Light

Today on the podcast… Our Journey To Christ the Light At the end of this Christmas season, Fr. Peter Armenio, […]

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The Epiphany of Our Lord | iPray with the Gospel

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from […]

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The Epiphany of Our Lord

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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PODCAST | To Jesus Through Mary

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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The Most Holy Name of Jesus | iPray with the Gospel

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the […]

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The Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God | iPray with the Gospel

And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they […]

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