"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

The Archangels: The Devotion of St. Josemaria Escriva

St. Josemaria Escriva's devotion the Archangels is well-known in Opus Dei as he entrusted the apostolates of its members to their protection. However, his devotion is also an example for all the faithful.

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PODCAST | The Universal Call to Adoration

In this podcast, Fr. Donncha Ó hAodha reflects on how the universal call to adoration is the source of our happiness and the source of our true human flourishing and maturing.

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Jesus Nourishes Us

It is no accident that Jesus chooses to have the Passover meal with his closest friends before he is to suffer the greatest pain of his life on earth.

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"Under the Gaze of Our Lady of Mercy": The Marian Devotion of St. Josemaria Escriva

The title of “Our Lady of Mercy” came to hold a special place in St. Josemaria’s memory and heart.

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