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St. Josemaria Escriva

PODCAST | "The Incarnation of Mercy"

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 For an example of what perfection could […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Seventh Word

The Seventh Word “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Lk 23:46) Gospel It was now about noon and darkness […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Sixth Word

The Sixth Word “It is finished.” (Jn 19:30) Gospel When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Fifth Word

The Fifth Word “I thirst.” (Jn 19:28) Gospel After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Fourth Word

The Fourth Word “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mk 15:34) Gospel At noon darkness came over the […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Third Word

The Third Word “Woman, behold, your son.”… “Behold, your mother.” (Jn 19:26-27) Gospel Standing by the cross of Jesus were his […]

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Our Lady

Blessed are you... | 2017 Novena to the Immaculate Conception

  Each day of the novena we will honor our Lady by taking the time to pause, reflect, and pray […]

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October: Month of the Holy Rosary

“Because Mary is our mother, devotion to her teaches us to be authentic sons: to love truly, without limit; to […]

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PODCAST | Mary, Our Hope

  In this meditation, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, invites us to reflect upon Mary, especially in light […]

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, […]

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Homecoming for the Children of God

Seeing how so many Christians express their affection for the Virgin Mary, surely you also feel more a part of […]

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St. Josemaria Escriva: A Pilgrim at Fatima

On May 13, 1917, three children, Lucia de Jesus, 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, 9 and 7, […]

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Marriage & Family

St. Josemaria Escriva: 10 Questions about Marriage

In this article from the St. Josemaria Information Center (Rome), St. Josemaria Escriva addresses ten questions about love, marriage, engagement, […]

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Please, Thank You, and I'm Sorry: Three Keywords for Married Couples

“Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry.” Pope Francis teaches that although these words are easier to say than to mean, they […]

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Marriage: A Christian Vocation

At Christmas our thoughts turn to the different events and circumstances surrounding the birth of the Son of God. As […]

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The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady | iPray with the Gospel

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, […]

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Third Annual Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage (July 17-25, 2016)

The Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage is inspired by St Josemaria’s desire to help all married couples, and […]

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The Virtue of Poverty

In an interview published in Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva, St. Josemaria was asked to comment on the virtue of […]

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Interviews

St. Josemaria Escriva: 10 Questions about Marriage

In this article from the St. Josemaria Information Center (Rome), St. Josemaria Escriva addresses ten questions about love, marriage, engagement, […]

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Interview: Cody Swanson

Cody is an award-winning sculptor who has completed commissions for private and public spaces around the world, including the United […]

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Interview: "Alvaro Daily"

Arnil Paras and Ace Bonita are the developers behind the popular new app “Alvaro Daily”. Based in the Philippines, Arnil and Ace […]

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Interview: "The Saints, Young Adults and Evangelization"

We came across the work of the young graphic designer, Cassie Pease, when we saw her “poster” of St. Josemaria […]

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Interview: "You See Me, You Hear Me"

In the Preface to his new book “You See Me, You Hear Me”, Fr. Michael Giesler writes: “What an amazing […]

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Interview: "Saint Josemaria, Our Lady, and the Streets of Madrid"

In the fall of 2012, a group of pilgrims travelled to France and Spain on a special pilgrimage—“Saint Josemaria, Our […]

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Saints

Prayer and Prerequisites

To recollect oneself in prayer, in meditation, is so easy! Jesus doesn’t make us wait.                 He doesn’t leave us […]

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, […]

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PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

Today in the podcast… Fr. Javier del Castillo explains why priests need our prayers and reflects on the four characteristics […]

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PODCAST | "A Joyful Affirmation"

“Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). In this meditation, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest […]

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Discovering Something Divine in the Ordinary

“God is calling you to serve him in and from the ordinary…. There is something holy, something divine hidden in […]

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Homecoming for the Children of God

Seeing how so many Christians express their affection for the Virgin Mary, surely you also feel more a part of […]

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Priesthood

PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

Today in the podcast… Fr. Javier del Castillo explains why priests need our prayers and reflects on the four characteristics […]

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The Priestly Spirituality of St Josemaria and St Norbert

When the Church sets before us the example of a Saint to admire and imitate, we can become easily discouraged […]

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PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. In today’s podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo explains why priests need our prayers and […]

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A Priest Forever | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva

St. Josemaria Escriva, priest and founder of Opus Dei, was canonized by Blessed John Paul II in 2002 and declared […]

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Footprints in the Snow | On St. Josemaria Escriva's Call to the Priesthood

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of St. Josemaria Escriva, March 28, 1925! On January 9, 1918, Josemaria Escriva […]

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Interior Life

PODCAST | "LOVE FOR THE LITURGY"

Today in the podcast…. Love For The Liturgy When we attend Mass do we really envision the joining of heaven […]

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PODCAST | "GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY"

Today in the podcast…. GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY . . . Do not be afraid or terrified with fear […]

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PODCAST | "PASSIONATELY LOVING THE WORLD"

Today in the podcast…. Passionately Loving The World In a homily given by St. Josemaria Escriva in the 1960’s he […]

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PODCAST | "UNITY OF LIFE"

Today in the podcast…. Unity Of Life Fr. Peter Armenio, an Opus Dei priest, is quoted in this podcast saying, […]

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PODCAST | "NO ORDINARY LIGHT"

Today in the podcast…. No Ordinary Light Fr. Peter Armenio, an Opus Dei priest, reminds us that St. Josemaria was […]

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The Gospel for the Down-and-Out

Another fall, and what a fall! Must you give up hope? No. The Way, no. 711 “Having no hope and […]

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Devotions

PODCAST | "The Incarnation of Mercy"

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 For an example of what perfection could […]

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PODCAST | Watch and Pray in Gethsemane

     “My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness, I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Seventh Word

The Seventh Word “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Lk 23:46) Gospel It was now about noon and darkness […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Sixth Word

The Sixth Word “It is finished.” (Jn 19:30) Gospel When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Fifth Word

The Fifth Word “I thirst.” (Jn 19:28) Gospel After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Fourth Word

The Fourth Word “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mk 15:34) Gospel At noon darkness came over the […]

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Work

PODCAST | The New Commandment

Today on the podcast…. The New Commandment Fr Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the New Commandment […]

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PODCAST | Turning Work into Prayer

“Each and every event of this life, without exception, must be steps which take you to God, which move you […]

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Role Models and Christian Identity

“Tell me who your friends are…” “Being children of God transforms us into something that goes far beyond our being […]

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Discovering Something Divine in the Ordinary

“God is calling you to serve him in and from the ordinary…. There is something holy, something divine hidden in […]

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PODCAST | "St. Josemaria's Message on Work"

Today on the podcast… On June 26th, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Josemaria Escriva. In this reflection, Fr. […]

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PODCAST | The Sanctification of Work

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… The Sanctification of Work Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of […]

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Feast Days

Prayer and Prerequisites

To recollect oneself in prayer, in meditation, is so easy! Jesus doesn’t make us wait.                 He doesn’t leave us […]

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Blessed are you... | 2017 Novena to the Immaculate Conception

  Each day of the novena we will honor our Lady by taking the time to pause, reflect, and pray […]

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October: Month of the Holy Rosary

“Because Mary is our mother, devotion to her teaches us to be authentic sons: to love truly, without limit; to […]

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PODCAST | Mary, Our Hope

  In this meditation, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, invites us to reflect upon Mary, especially in light […]

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, […]

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Lifting Up Our Eyes: The Transfiguration of the Lord

“And having lifted up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only” (Mt 17:8). The saying goes that most […]

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Lent

PODCAST | Watch and Pray in Gethsemane

     “My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness, I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Seventh Word

The Seventh Word “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Lk 23:46) Gospel It was now about noon and darkness […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Sixth Word

The Sixth Word “It is finished.” (Jn 19:30) Gospel When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Fifth Word

The Fifth Word “I thirst.” (Jn 19:28) Gospel After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Fourth Word

The Fourth Word “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mk 15:34) Gospel At noon darkness came over the […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Third Word

The Third Word “Woman, behold, your son.”… “Behold, your mother.” (Jn 19:26-27) Gospel Standing by the cross of Jesus were his […]

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Easter

PODCAST | "The Incarnation of Mercy"

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 For an example of what perfection could […]

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"Christ is Alive" | Celebrating the Easter Season (Seventh Week)

Celebrate the season of Easter with daily quotes from St. Josemaria Escriva! To help spread the joyous message of Easter throughout […]

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Longing for the Lord: The Ascension Proves our Love for Jesus

“It has always seemed logical to me that the most holy humanity of Christ should ascend to the glory of […]

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The Ascension of Our Lord

Once more the liturgy reminds us of the final moment in Jesus’ life among men, his ascension into heaven. Many […]

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Grasping the Truth of His Presence

Until now you had known that the Holy Spirit was dwelling in your soul, to sanctify it… But you hadn’t […]

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"Christ is Alive" | Celebrating the Easter Season (Sixth Week)

Celebrate the season of Easter with daily quotes from St. Josemaria Escriva! To help spread the joyous message of Easter throughout […]

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Advent

PODCAST | God's Love For Us

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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PODCAST | The Humanity of Jesus

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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The Ways of God

“All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness” Psalm 25:10 God is getting awfully close. And the […]

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She Will Bear a Son | iPray with the Gospel (The Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, […]

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PODCAST | Becoming Bethlehem

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | iPray with the Gospel

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she […]

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Christmas

PODCAST | Our Journey To Christ the Light

Today on the podcast… Our Journey To Christ the Light At the end of this Christmas season, Fr. Peter Armenio, […]

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The Epiphany of Our Lord | iPray with the Gospel

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from […]

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The Epiphany of Our Lord

Not too long ago I saw a marble bas-relief representing the adoration of the child Jesus by the Magi. The […]

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PODCAST | To Jesus Through Mary

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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The Most Holy Name of Jesus | iPray with the Gospel

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the […]

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The Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God | iPray with the Gospel

And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they […]

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