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 established by Pope Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the victory at Lepanto on October 7, 1571.  The naval victory was attributed to the Virgin Mary whose intercession was entreated through the recitation of […]

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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.  The novena is inspired by St Josemaria Escriva’s desire to help all married couples, and those preparing for marriage, to find meaning and encouragement in their vocation through a commitment to daily prayer and friendship […]

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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 of the Church.” Pope Francis Gaudete et exsultate, no. 9 Join us from June 17 to 25 for the 2018 Novena to St Josemaria Escriva. In preparation for June 26th, the feast of St. Josemaria […]

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Come, Holy Spirit: Ten-Day Devotion in Preparation for Pentecost

This year, on May 20th, the Church celebrates Pentecost Sunday. At Pentecost, Jesus promised his disciples that he would send them the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. To prepare our hearts and minds for Pentecost, join the St. Josemaria Institute for the Ten-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit. The Ten-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit is […]

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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 bowing his head, he handed over the spirit. Jn 19:30 Reflection “God our Father has seen fit to grant us, in the heart of his Son, ‘infinite treasures of love,’ mercy and affection. If we […]

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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 might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. […]

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