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St. Josemaria Escriva

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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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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2018 Feast Day Celebration in India

Celebrations have been underway around the world in honor of St. Josemaria’s Feast Day (June 26th)! If you would like […]

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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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2018 Novena to St. Josemaria Escriva: "Joy & Holiness"

Subscribe today to receive the daily novena reflections and prayer by email (June 17-25): “Holiness is the most attractive face […]

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2018 Feast Day Celebration in Dubai

Celebrations are underway around the world in honor of St. Josemaria’s Feast Day (June 26th)!  If you would like to […]

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Our Lady

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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PODCAST | The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is the woman […]

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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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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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Marriage & Family

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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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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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

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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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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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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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 | The Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 22nd the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  On today’s podcast, we reflect […]

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PODCAST | The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is the woman […]

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PODCAST | Faith: The Ingredient for Miracles

Today on the podcast… How does God want us to view the virtue of faith? If we look to the […]

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PODCAST | Pray Without Ceasing

Today on the podcast… How can we achieve a constant dialogue with God to help us live our Christian vocation […]

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PODCAST | The Transfiguration of the Lord

On August 6th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. On today’s podcast, we listen and […]

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PODCAST | "Contrition"

Today on the podcast… We explore the characteristics of having true contrition for our sins: When we are contrite and […]

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Devotions

PODCAST | The Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 22nd the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  On today’s podcast, we reflect […]

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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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PODCAST | The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is the woman […]

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PODCAST | Faith: The Ingredient for Miracles

Today on the podcast… How does God want us to view the virtue of faith? If we look to the […]

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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 | Pray Without Ceasing

Today on the podcast… How can we achieve a constant dialogue with God to help us live our Christian vocation […]

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Work

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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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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Feast Days

PODCAST | The Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 22nd the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  On today’s podcast, we reflect […]

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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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PODCAST | The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is the woman […]

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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 Transfiguration of the Lord

On August 6th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. On today’s podcast, we listen and […]

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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

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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