The Gospel reading for the feast of St Joseph the Worker (Mt 13:54-58), presents us with a couple of pointed questions about Jesus: “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son?”
We are pleased to share a set of resources for navigating through this difficult time with a holy Christian outlook full of peace and hope.
In this interview, the St. Josemaria Institute speaks with Simone Rizkallah about her academic and professional experience in theology and education, and how she is helping women and men today to study and know the Faith and to deepen their relationships with Jesus Christ.
“A good book is like a good friend. It will stay with you for the rest of your life.” Looking for a good friend to help you keep a supernatural and positive perspective these days? Fr. Javier del Castillo has five recommendations for you.
In this interview, the St. Josemaria Institute speaks with Jenna Hines about her background in creating faith-focused resources to help children and families bring the feast days and liturgical year of the Church into everyday life.
Before our Lord arrives at this scene of mourning and distress, He had allowed everything to get as bad as it could possibly have gotten. Lazarus had taken ill and died.
It is a feature of the Lenten Gospel readings for Year A that the events recounted are very vivid. The persons involved are so memorable, so human, so similar to us, that we have little trouble placing ourselves in these scenes, imagining that we are there.
When we think of St Joseph, patron of the universal Church, certain words come immediately to mind: faithful, just, obedient, silent. There is precious little information in Scripture about him, but these words always seem apt to describe his character.
In our Lord’s conversation with the Samaritan woman we can hear, as St Augustine observes, one of Christ’s most attractive and tender invitations: “Come to me, all you who labor and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28)
Our own “desert” to which Christ is calling us might be anything from a private home, to an office cubicle, to a city street. Wherever the contents of our hearts can and should be revealed, there the Bridegroom awaits us.
Available as a digital PDF download, this devotional includes excerpts from “The Conversion of the Children of God” accompanied by a weekly meditation, reflection questions, and points from the writings of St. Josemaria Escriva.
To have been embraced by the blessed Virgin as our mother in her moment of supreme grief leaves no doubt about the special worth that she places on suffering in our lives.
In this interview, the St. Josemaria Institute speaks with Sequoia Sierra about her professional experience in fashion and design, and how presenting a genuine and attractive image of true Christian living is a result of living and striving for holiness in everyday life.
No one is more aware of the passage of time than a convert. There is a clear before and after whose threshold is a life-changing encounter with Christ.
In the St. Josemaria Institute’s search for a portrait of St. Josemaria, we came across a unique illustration of St. Josemaria by Bernardo Castañeda.
If you have experienced big or small favors in your life, especially through the intercession of St Josemaria, please tell us your story. By sharing your story with us you can also reach the hearts of others and bring them closer to God.
In an interview published in ‘Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva’, St. Josemaria was asked to comment on the virtue of poverty in view of increasing social awareness in society.
Not too long ago I saw a marble bas-relief representing the adoration of the child Jesus by the Magi. The central figures were surrounded by four angels, each one bearing a symbol: a crown, an orb surmounted by the cross, a sword and a scepter.
Head in to the New Year with the goal to read more each day by following the St. Josemaria Institute Book of the Month Series!
God is getting awfully close. And the closer He gets the more He takes the controls out of our hands. It’s hard to miss that in these concluding days of Advent, as we review the events leading up to our Lord’s birth.