"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

Breaking Point

Does everyone have a breaking point? A point beyond which too much pressure causes collapse?

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St. Josemaría Escrivá, The Last of the Romantics

With the meaningful expression “last romantic,” coined by St. Josemaría himself, Msgr. Mariano Fazio titles his book, St. Josemaría Escrivá: The Last of the Romantics.

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PODCAST| The Humanity of Holiness

In this meditation, Fr. Donncha Ó hAodha reflects on how the saints are those who best radiate Jesus Christ in the world. It is through their humanity and personalities that we can see and touch the humanity and the personality of Jesus.

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