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.

- ST. JOSEMARIA

News

Saxum in the Holy Land

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

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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.”

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Novena to the Immaculate Conception 2014

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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.

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Advent 2014 with the St. Josemaria Institute

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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.

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Updated English Editions of the Novenas for Work, Families and the Sick

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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.

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#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.

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"The Way": A Starting Point for Prayer

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Beloved by millions, The Way is St. Josemaria Escriva’s spiritually rich collection of 999 points for meditation and prayer. Each point was inspired by his deep Christian experience and by his desire “to help people to become God’s friends, to love Him, and to serve all men and women.”

 

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2014 Novena - Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo

NOVENA IN ANTICIPATION OF THE BEATIFICATION OF ALVARO DEL PORTILLO

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“To give glory to God is the most important activity we can and ought to carry out in our lives. It is also the only goal to which our thoughts, our intentions, our desires and our actions must tend. Only in this way will we be able to attain the goal for which we have been created, and only in this way will we be truly happy."

 

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Towards Holiness (#TowardsHoliness)

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“In order to bring peace, genuine peace, to souls; in order to transform the earth and to seek God Our Lord in the world and through the things of the world, personal sanctity is indispensable." And, “there is only one way to become more familiar with God, to increase our trust in him. We must come to know him through prayer; we must speak to him and show him, through a heart to heart conversation, that we love him.”

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2014 “Novena for a Happy & Faithful Marriage”

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“Those who are called to the married state will, with the grace of God, find within their state everything they need to be holy, to identify themselves each day more with Jesus Christ, and to lead those with whom they live to God" (Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva, no. 91).

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

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