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.
- ST. JOSEMARIA
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
“When the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.” (Mt 17:8)
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
“He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry.” (Mt 4:1-2)
"Our Lord, who during this Lent is asking us to change, is not a tyrannical master or a rigid and implacable judge: he is our Father."
St. Josemaria Escriva
On March 12 to 14, 2014, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome will be hosting "Centennial of Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo: Vir fidelis multum laudabitur", an International Conference that will examine three broad areas of his life and work: Opus Dei, love for the Church, and his spiritual message.
PILGRIMAGES WITH THE ST. JOSEMARIA INSTITUTE
Alvaro and Josemaria:
Beatification of Venerable Alvaro del Portillo &
Pilgrimage "In the Footsteps of St. Josemaria Escriva"
September 20 to 30, 2014
COMING SOON (February 2014): A new biographical documentary, Everyday Holiness: The Life of Fr. Joseph Muzquiz, spiritual son of St Josemaria Escriva and priest of Opus Dei.
The Board and Staff of the St. Josemaria Institute wish you and family a blessed and joyful Christmas!
On this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12th) we remember the prayers and pilgrimage of St. Josemaria Escriva to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in May 1970.
We are pleased to share the 2013 edition of "Saint Josemaria Today" published by the Office for the Causes of Saints of the Prelature of Opus Dei (New York).
"All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8, 14). These words of the Apostle Paul... help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. With docility he allowed himself to be led by the Spirit, convinced that only in this way can one fully accomplish God's will." (Homily from the Canonization of Josemaria Escriva, October 6, 2002)
"May you seek Christ, May you find Christ, May you love Christ." - St. Josemaria Escriva
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