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St. Josemaria Escriva

10 Quotes on the Holy Rosary from St. Josemaria Escriva

“My impression is that the Rosary is of greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at […]

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October: Month of the Holy Rosary

On October 7th, the Church celebrates the feast day of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary. The feast day was […]

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Letting God Work: Pope Benedict XVI on St. Josemaria Escriva

By Pope Benedict XVI L’Osservatore Romano October 06, 2002 – On the Occassion of the Canonization of St. Josemaria Escriva […]

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PODCAST | 90th Anniversary of Opus Dei

Ninety years ago, on October 2nd, God showed Opus Dei to the young St. Josemaria Escriva. It happened in an […]

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St Josemaria and the Guardian Angels

Opus Dei was founded in 1928 on October 2nd– the feast day of the Guardian Angels. St Josemaria’s devotion to […]

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Why Opus Dei?

On April 15, 1967, in an interview with Peter Forbarth of Time Magazine, St. Josemaria Escriva explained the why and […]

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Our Lady

10 Quotes on the Holy Rosary from St. Josemaria Escriva

“My impression is that the Rosary is of greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at […]

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October: Month of the Holy Rosary

On October 7th, the Church celebrates the feast day of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary. The feast day was […]

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PODCAST | Our Lady of Sorrows

In September the Church celebrates the feasts of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14th) and Our Lady of Sorrows […]

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PODCAST | Mary, The Most Sweet Name

On September 12th the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On today’s […]

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PODCAST | Interior Silence

Today on the podcast… We contemplate how the renewal of the Church many years ago began in the monasteries with […]

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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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Marriage & Family

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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Fifth Annual Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage (July 17-25, 2018)

Join the St. Josemaria Institute for our Fifth Annual Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage on July 17-25, 2018.  […]

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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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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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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

Our Accuser is Cast Out: The Feast of the Holy Archangels

“Jesus did not come to condemn us, to accuse us of meanness and smallness. He came to save us, pardon […]

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The Feast of St. Matthew | iPray with the Gospel

September 21st is the liturgical feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. As Jesus passed on from there, he saw […]

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As a Bride Adorned for her Husband: On the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin

“The feast of feasts awaits us in Heaven. … I assure you, and I say the same to myself, that our […]

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The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy | A Homily on the Solemnity of the Assumption

“Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, and the angels rejoice.” Joy overtakes both […]

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PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

In this podcast, as we celebrate the liturgical feast of St. John Vianney (August 4), Fr. Javier del Castillo explains […]

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PODCAST | St. Joseph The Worker

Today on the podcast… On May 1st, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. “…Behold, an angel […]

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Priesthood

PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

In this podcast, as we celebrate the liturgical feast of St. John Vianney (August 4), Fr. Javier del Castillo explains […]

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A Priest Forever | A Homily by St. Josemaria Escriva

When saying Mass a few days ago I paused to reflect on a phrase from the psalms in the Communion […]

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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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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 | "Jesus is Present in Peter's Boat"

On today’s podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo, Vicar of Opus Dei in the Midwest (USA), offers a timely reflection on […]

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PODCAST | Our Lady of Sorrows

In September the Church celebrates the feasts of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14th) and Our Lady of Sorrows […]

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PODCAST | Mary, The Most Sweet Name

On September 12th the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On today’s […]

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PODCAST | To Whom Shall We Go?

Today on the podcast… Faced with the present crisis of the Church, we are guided in this reflection to look to […]

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PODCAST | Interior Silence

Today on the podcast… We contemplate how the renewal of the Church many years ago began in the monasteries with […]

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PODCAST | Is Christ My Passion?

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the poverty spirit we should cultivate in […]

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Devotions

10 Quotes on the Holy Rosary from St. Josemaria Escriva

“My impression is that the Rosary is of greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at […]

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October: Month of the Holy Rosary

On October 7th, the Church celebrates the feast day of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary. The feast day was […]

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Letting God Work: Pope Benedict XVI on St. Josemaria Escriva

By Pope Benedict XVI L’Osservatore Romano October 06, 2002 – On the Occassion of the Canonization of St. Josemaria Escriva […]

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PODCAST | 90th Anniversary of Opus Dei

Ninety years ago, on October 2nd, God showed Opus Dei to the young St. Josemaria Escriva. It happened in an […]

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St Josemaria and the Guardian Angels

Opus Dei was founded in 1928 on October 2nd– the feast day of the Guardian Angels. St Josemaria’s devotion to […]

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Why Opus Dei?

On April 15, 1967, in an interview with Peter Forbarth of Time Magazine, St. Josemaria Escriva explained the why and […]

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Work

PODCAST | The Sanctification of Work

On this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio shares the biblical basis for giving glory to God through our work, and explains […]

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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 | Visitation

In this reflection on The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, we encounter the realization that Mary offers us […]

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PODCAST | Being Extraordinary in the Ordinary

 Today on the podcast, we are invited to reflect and pray about: What is the ordinary and how can […]

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PODCAST | Freedom

On today’s podcast we are reminded, for our contemplation, of the words Pope Benedict XVI offered on the meaning of […]

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PODCAST | Evangelizing The Grassroots

Today on the podcast…. “When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it […]

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Feast Days

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

On October 7th, the Church celebrates the feast day of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary. The feast day was […]

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PODCAST | 90th Anniversary of Opus Dei

Ninety years ago, on October 2nd, God showed Opus Dei to the young St. Josemaria Escriva. It happened in an […]

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PODCAST | Feast of the Holy Archangels

Today on the podcaast we bring you a meditation by Fr. Javier del Castillo on the Holy Archangels—St. Michael, St. […]

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Our Accuser is Cast Out: The Feast of the Holy Archangels

“Jesus did not come to condemn us, to accuse us of meanness and smallness. He came to save us, pardon […]

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The Feast of St. Matthew | iPray with the Gospel

September 21st is the liturgical feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. As Jesus passed on from there, he saw […]

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PODCAST | Our Lady of Sorrows

In September the Church celebrates the feasts of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14th) and Our Lady of Sorrows […]

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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

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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PODCAST | The Dynamics of The Cross and Resurrection

Easter is the highest celebration of the Church because it is the culmination of the Paschal Mystery with Jesus as […]

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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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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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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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