St. Josemaria Escriva: 10 Questions about Marriage

In this article from the St. Josemaria Information Center (Rome), St. Josemaria Escriva addresses ten questions about love, marriage, engagement, faithfulness, raising children, keeping a family united, and what happens when a couple can’t have children: 1. What are the most important values in Christian marriage? “The majority of the members of Opus Dei are […]

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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 are absolutely necessary. They are part of good manners, meaning respect and the desire for the good of the other, not hypocrisy or pretense. “If a marriage is to preserve its initial charm and beauty, […]

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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, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away. […]

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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 those preparing for marriage, to find meaning and encouragement in their vocation through a commitment to daily prayer and friendship with God. Together we pray for all married couples, and those who are engaged, that […]

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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 poverty in view of increasing social awareness in society. His comments on this topic, especially addressed to mothers, are worth revisiting and reflecting upon to seek how God is asking us to live poverty in our […]

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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, with a single love. What then will the Love of God be like? Friends of God, no. 220 The gospel appointed for the Solemnity of St Joseph just might break all the rules for discipleship […]

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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 online. The St. Josemaria Institute Conference Video Collections are perfect to watch at home or to bring to your small group. You could host a viewing at your parish with families or couples preparing for […]

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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 caught the attention of believers. He was a man ever faithful to the mission God gave him. That is why, for many years now, I have liked to address him affectionately as “our father and […]

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