A Spiritual Toolkit on the Vocation of Marriage
The St. Josemaria Institute is pleased to share this Spiritual Toolkit offering a curated selection of resources on the vocation of marriage.
“The purpose of marriage is to help married people sanctify themselves and others. For this reason they receive a special grace in the sacrament which Jesus Christ instituted. 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.
That is why I always look upon Christian homes with hope and affection, upon all the families which are the fruit of the Sacrament of Matrimony. They are a shining witness of the great divine mystery of Christ’s loving union with His Church which St. Paul calls sacramentum magnum, a great sacrament (Eph 5:32). We must strive so that these cells of Christianity may be born and may develop with a desire for holiness, conscious of the fact that the Sacrament of Initiation — Baptism — confers on all Christians a divine mission that each must fulfill in his own walk of life” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Conversations, no. 91).
PRAYERS & DEVOTIONS
- Novena for a Happy & Faithful Marriage | St. Josemaria Institute
- Prayer for the Family | St. Josemaria Institute
- Prayer for a Married Couple | USCCB
READ & REFLECT
- Don’t Laugh: Marriage as a Vocation | An Article by Rev. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.
- Please, Thank You, I’m Sorry: Three Keywords for Married Couples | St. Josemaria Institute
- Marriage: A Christian Vocation | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva
- When Love is Strengthened | A Homily by Bishop Javier Echevarria
- Teaching the Faith in the Family | Guidelines from St. Josemaria Escriva
- Ten Questions About Marriage | An Interview with St. Josemaria Escriva
- The Vocation of Marriage | An Article by Msgr. Cormac Burke
- “Familiaris Consortio” | Apostolic Letter, Pope John Paul II
- Living in Hope: Saints Joachim and Anne | An Article by Rev. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.