A Time for Hope: Advent with St. Josemaria Escriva

“Advent is here. What a marvelous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! — He is about to arrive!”

The Forge, no. 548

This Advent season, the St. Josemaria Institute invites you to join us in preparing our hearts and homes for coming of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the celebration of his nativity.

Inspired by St. Josemaria Escriva, in the company of Our Lady, we want to “try to imagine how she spent these months, waiting for her Son to be born.” We especially want to seek Our Lady’s help in our: vigilant listening, reading, reflection, personal prayer, and charity towards others.

“This time of Advent is a time for hope. These great horizons of our Christian vocation, this unity of life built on the presence of God our Father, can and ought to be a daily reality” (Christ is Passing By, no. 11).


Looking to wake up to Christmas feeling truly prepared and excited to welcome the Baby Jesus?

Tune in to the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast, each week of Advent we will be sharing a new meditation to help inspire your resolutions and conversation with God to make yourself ready for Christmas. The meditations are preached by a priest of Opus Dei in the spirit of St. Josemaria:

Plus, subscribe to our email list to receive our weekly meditation and suggested activities, readings, and journal/reflection questions directly in your inbox! Prepare to go deeper and experience a peaceful Advent season filled with hope.


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