Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, O Holy Spirit:
enlighten my understanding 
to know your commands;
strengthen my heart 
against the wiles of the enemy; inflame my will...
I have heard your voice, 
and I don't want to harden my heart to resisting, 
by saying 'later... tomorrow.'
Nunc coepi! Now! 
Lest there be no tomorrow for me!
O, Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Spirit of understanding and counsel,
Spirit of joy and peace!
I want what you want, 
I want it because you want it,
I want it as you want it, 
I want it when you want it.



A Spiritual Retreat In the Footsteps of St. Paul

RetreatsThe Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul (January 25) is an appropriate moment to reflect on the conversion of this great apostle and to ask ourselves: What could happen if I convert?


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The St. Josemaria Institute is a non-profit organization located near Chicago dedicated to promoting the life and teachings of St Josemaria Escriva.  We are currently accepting applications for the select positions.


"Retreats" on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast


We are happy to announce a new segment on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast—“Retreats”.


St. Josemaria Institute 2015 Conference - Pope Francis: His Life and Papacy and the Synod of the Family

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The St. Josemaria Institute invites you to join us for our 2015 inaugural conference with Father Mark Mannion who will speak about Pope Francis’ life and papacy, his teachings on poverty and conversion, and the recent developments of the Synod on the Family.


Saxum in the Holy Land


The St. Josemaria Institute is proud to join the global campaign in support of Saxum in the Holy Land.


Spiritual Reading for Your Interior Life

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Advent is an ideal time of the year “to create a culture of silence and interiority.” In this talk by Fr Javier del Castillo for the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast, he reflects on St John the Baptist to show how, like the saint, “we can become active listeners of the Word in our hearts.”


Novena to the Immaculate Conception 2014


For the nine days leading up to the feast day, we will be sharing with you daily readings and offerings to Mary we’ve selected from the Handbook of Prayers.


Advent 2014 with the St. Josemaria Institute


Join us this Advent as each Sunday we share the day’s Gospel, a reflection, anecdotes from the life of St Josemaria, and points for reflection and prayer.


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, and the Sick through the intercession of St Josemaria.


#GivingTuesday 2014

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This year, on December 2nd, the St. Josemaria Institute is happy to be a part of #GivingTuesday.

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, on #GivingTuesday we have the opportunity to raise awareness about global causes and initiatives that are important to each of us and to give back to those organizations that are working to make a difference in the world.


"May you seek Christ, May you find Christ, May you love Christ." - St. Josemaria Escriva

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