"Blaze a trail ..."

The St. Josemaria Institute was founded in 2006 to promote the life and teachings of St Josemaria Escriva, a Spanish priest who founded Opus Dei and developed a spirituality through which people can form personal friendships with God through their everyday lives in the midst of the world.

“Don’t let your life be sterile. Be useful. Blaze a trail. Shine forth with the light of your faith and of your love.” (The Way, 1)

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St. Josemaria Escriva


About St. Josemaria

St. Josemaria Escriva, priest and founder of Opus Dei, taught us that ordinary life can be holy.

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Read the personal reflections of St. Josemaria Escriva on holiness and Christian life.

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Prayer Requests

Share your prayer request through the intercession of St. Josemaria Escriva.

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Feast Day

On June 26th, the Church celebrates the liturgical feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva.

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Recent Posts

Your Mercies Cover Me: St Charles de Foucauld

In view of St. Charles' recent canonization, we share with you an excerpt from "Home Again" by Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.

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To Jesus through Mary | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva

If we look at the world, at the People of God, during this month of May, we will see devotion to Our Lady taking the form of many old and new customs practiced with great love.

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PODCAST | Mary, My Mother

In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio shares a reflection on embracing Mary as our spiritual Mother.

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Marian Pilgrimages in the Month of May

St. Josemaria desired to show an outward expression of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary during the month of May, which the Church traditionally dedicates to her.

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