Join the St. Josemaria Institute’s Book of the Month as we unpack a new title and go deeper into our faith and the teachings and spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva each month.

This year, on the 50th anniversary of Christ is Passing By, our selections explore the main themes found in this collection of homilies by St. Josemaria Escriva. We are also pleased to introduce monthly reading plans to help keep your reading on track as we break down the texts into weekly segments.

For practical steps to get started on your spiritual reading plan, listen to our podcast Spiritual Reading for Your Interior Life.

Looking for a meaningful way to grow in faith and friendship? Host a book club with friends and family members! To help, we’ve prepared a discussion guide to foster a fruitful conversation as a group or for personal reflection: Download the guide.

Book of the Month: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

September 2023: “Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God”

So you want to grow closer to God? In Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God, Fr. Roger Landry helps you to prioritize the most important activity of your life and what matters most: your relationship with God.

Like every major goal in life, making your spiritual life a priority also requires a plan. In this book, Fr. Landry lays out a treasure chest of practices that will help you to formulate and follow a spiritual Plan of Life so that you can respond to God’s help to become holier, happier, and grow closer to him every day.

As you read along, please feel free to share your thoughts, questions, favorite quotes, etc., with us on Facebook and Instagram @stjosemariainst.


About the Author: Father Roger J. Landry is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, who works for the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations. He writes for many Catholic publications and is a popular retreat preacher. He appears often on various Catholic radio programs, and is national chaplain for Catholic Voices USA.

2023 Selections

At God’s Pace
François Gondrand

Desiderio Desideravi
Pope Francis

Christ is Passing By
St. Josemaría Escrivá

The Easter Impact
Fr. Georges Chevrot

Mary: A Life Close to Jesus
Fr. José Antonio Loarte

Holiness for Everyone
Eric Sammons

To Live in Christ
[Free e-Book]
Rodolfo Valdes

Bible Portico
Jesús Gil & Joseángel Domínguez

Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God
Fr. Roger Landry

Jesus As Friend
Fr. Salvatore Canals

In the Light of the Gospel
Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz

Seeking God’s Face
Benedict XVI

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