"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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In this podcast, Fr. Eric Nicolai helps us reflect on the times when our faith and trust in God may seem quite fragile, even weak.

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