Interview: The Saints, Our Guides through Everyday Life

In October 2012, the St. Josemaria Institute interviewed Lisa Schmidt, cofounder of “The Practicing Catholic” blog and social media expert, about a special group of saints that she assembled to pray with and for her this year—she calls them her “Spiritual Board of Directors”.  In this interview, Lisa helps us go a little deeper on […]

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Interview: “Preparing for a New School Year”

In September 2012, the St. Josemaria Institute interviewed Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem, priest and teacher at St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Silverado, California.   Father Hanson shared with the St. Josemaria Institute tips and advice for helping families and students start off the new school year prayerfully- and with a little less stress. […]

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Interview: “Holiness for Everyone”

In July 2012, the St. Josemaria Institute interviewed author Eric Sammons who shared insights on the inspiration behind his book “Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva” as well as some helpful ideas for families on preparing for the “Year of Faith” declared by Pope Benedict XVI. SJI:  Your new book “Holiness […]

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Homily for the Feast of St Josemaria Escriva – June 26, 2011

Dear brothers and sisters, We have anticipated by one day the celebration of the liturgical feast of St Josemaria, because tomorrow, the anniversary of the day he went to Heaven, coincides this year with the feast of Corpus Christi. However, this circumstance can help us to prepare better for that great solemnity. St Josemaria used […]

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Homily for the Feast of St Josemaria Escriva – June 26, 2010

Dear brothers and sisters, 1. Today we are celebrating Saint Josemaria Escriva’s thirty-fifth “birthday” into eternal life. As we celebrate his liturgical feast-day, filled with joy and gratitude to God, we find special meaning in the first reading, a passage from the book of Genesis. After completing the work of creation, says Holy Scripture, the […]

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The Vocation of Marriage

By Msgr. Cormac Burke Msgr. Cormac Burke is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei.  In 1999, after retirement from the Roman Rota, he returned to Africa where he teaches at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.  This article is published in “Faith”, vol, 43, no. 4 (2011), pp. 6-9. Marriage is a vocation; it is […]

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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 turned sixteen. The city of Logrono, Spain where he and his family lived at the time lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. On one of those wintry days the young man looked down at the […]

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