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St. Josemaria Escriva

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

Today on the podcast…* Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the holy life of the patron saint […]

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10 Questions: Bishop Javier Echevarria on St. Josemaria Escriva

Did St Josemaria ever get tired of serving God? How did he react to his failures? And to difficulties? What […]

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Finding Peace in the Heart of Christ

God our Father has seen fit to grant us, in the heart of his Son, “infinite treasures of love,” mercy […]

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PODCAST | "St. Josemaria's Message on Work"

Today on the podcast… On June 26th, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Josemaria Escriva. In this reflection, Fr. […]

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St. Thomas More as Intercessor of Opus Dei

St. Thomas More appears to have been chosen as the fourth saintly Intercessor of Opus Dei in mid-1954. Means and […]

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On the Feast of Corpus Christi

Today, on the feast of Corpus Christi, we come together to consider the depths of our Lord’s love for us, […]

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Our Lady

St. Josemaria Escriva: A Pilgrim at Fatima

On May 13, 1917, three children, Lucia de Jesus, 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, 9 and 7, […]

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10 Quotes on the Holy Rosary from St. Josemaria Escriva

“My impression is that the Rosary is of greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at […]

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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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PODCAST | The Most Revolutionary “Yes”

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the scene of the Annunciation of the […]

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Letting God: The Annunciation & Freedom

A friend of mine once told me: “You are never freer than when you are doing God’s will, and never […]

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Imitating Mary, Our Mother

Our mother is a model of correspondence to grace. If we contemplate her life, our Lord will give us the […]

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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

St. Thomas More as Intercessor of Opus Dei

St. Thomas More appears to have been chosen as the fourth saintly Intercessor of Opus Dei in mid-1954. Means and […]

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PODCAST | On the Feast of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo (May 12)

Following the beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo in 2014, the Church designated May 12th, the anniversary of his First […]

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PODCAST | St. Joseph: Template of the Christian Vocation

Today on the podcast… On May 1st, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. To help […]

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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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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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Priesthood

The Priestly Spirituality of St Josemaria and St Norbert

When the Church sets before us the example of a Saint to admire and imitate, we can become easily discouraged […]

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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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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

PODCAST | "St. Josemaria's Message on Work"

Today on the podcast… On June 26th, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Josemaria Escriva. In this reflection, Fr. […]

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PODCAST | "The Work of the Holy Spirit"

Today on the podcast… Reflecting on the scene of the Last Supper, when Jesus is “beginning to hand the baton […]

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PODCAST | Is Christ My Passion?

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the poverty spirit we should cultivate in […]

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The Great Unknown

Having just read in the Acts of the Apostles about Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit came down on […]

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Remaining in Him

At the end of His earthly life, our Lord sought to teach His disciples how they would remain united to […]

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Peace in the Storm: Homily for Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

If you live in the presence of God, high above the deafening storm, the sun will always be shining on […]

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Devotions

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

Today on the podcast…* Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the holy life of the patron saint […]

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10 Questions: Bishop Javier Echevarria on St. Josemaria Escriva

Did St Josemaria ever get tired of serving God? How did he react to his failures? And to difficulties? What […]

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To Be Loved by a Sacred Heart

“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord God, and not rather that he should […]

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Finding Peace in the Heart of Christ

God our Father has seen fit to grant us, in the heart of his Son, “infinite treasures of love,” mercy […]

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PODCAST | "St. Josemaria's Message on Work"

Today on the podcast… On June 26th, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Josemaria Escriva. In this reflection, Fr. […]

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St. Thomas More as Intercessor of Opus Dei

St. Thomas More appears to have been chosen as the fourth saintly Intercessor of Opus Dei in mid-1954. Means and […]

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Work

PODCAST | "St. Josemaria's Message on Work"

Today on the podcast… On June 26th, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Josemaria Escriva. In this reflection, Fr. […]

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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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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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Feast Days

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

Today on the podcast…* Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the holy life of the patron saint […]

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To Be Loved by a Sacred Heart

“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord God, and not rather that he should […]

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Finding Peace in the Heart of Christ

God our Father has seen fit to grant us, in the heart of his Son, “infinite treasures of love,” mercy […]

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St. Thomas More as Intercessor of Opus Dei

St. Thomas More appears to have been chosen as the fourth saintly Intercessor of Opus Dei in mid-1954. Means and […]

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PODCAST | Corpus Christi and the Mystery of the Eucharist

Today on the podcast… Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, shares a reflection on the mystery of the […]

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On the Feast of Corpus Christi

Today, on the feast of Corpus Christi, we come together to consider the depths of our Lord’s love for us, […]

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Lent

PODCAST | Learn from Me

Today on the podcast… “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. […]

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PODCAST | Watch and Pray

Today on the podcast… During this prayerful time of Holy Week, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reminds us […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: Reflections and Prayers from St. Josemaria Escriva

The Seven Last Words is a beloved devotion of the Church that invites us to recall and meditate on Jesus’s […]

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Daily Devotional for Lent 2017 | Fifth Week of Lent

Fifth Week of Lent: Restoring All Things in Christ “What a strange capacity man has to forget even the most wonderful things, to […]

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Returning to Life

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet […]

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Are We Reachable?

One of the hardest tasks we face is the conversion of our ways. Wouldn’t we all like to walk out […]

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Easter

"Christ is Alive" | Celebrating the Easter Season (Seventh Week)

Celebrate the season of Easter with daily quotes from St. Josemaria Escriva! To help spread the joyous message of Easter throughout […]

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Longing for the Lord: The Ascension Proves our Love for Jesus

“It has always seemed logical to me that the most holy humanity of Christ should ascend to the glory of […]

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The Ascension of Our Lord

Once more the liturgy reminds us of the final moment in Jesus’ life among men, his ascension into heaven. Many […]

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Grasping the Truth of His Presence

Until now you had known that the Holy Spirit was dwelling in your soul, to sanctify it… But you hadn’t […]

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"Christ is Alive" | Celebrating the Easter Season (Sixth Week)

Celebrate the season of Easter with daily quotes from St. Josemaria Escriva! To help spread the joyous message of Easter throughout […]

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PODCAST | Remain in Me

Today on the podcast… In this reflection from Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we are invited to contemplate […]

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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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