Christian apostolate is not a political program or a cultural alternative. It implies the spreading of good, “infecting” others with a desire to love, sowing peace and joy. There is no doubt that this apostolate will produce spiritual benefits for all: more justice, more understanding and a greater mutual respect among men. There are many […]
The St. Josemaria Institute is pleased to share the 2013 edition of “Saint Josemaria Today” published by the Office for the Causes of Saints of the Prelature of Opus Dei (New York). The new bulletin highlights a selection of texts from St. Josemaria’s preaching and writings on love for the Church, and some recollections from […]
We came across the work of the young graphic designer, Cassie Pease, when we saw her “poster” of St. Josemaria Escriva on Pinterest. The pin linked to her website (www.cassiepeasedesigns.com) where we discovered her portfolio, which is filled with many other “posters” of saints and popes. On this Feast of All Saints, we are grateful […]
Among all the temporal activities that can be sanctified, daily work holds a primordial place in St. Josemaria’s teaching. He constantly stressed that the sanctification of work “is, as it were, the hinge of true spirituality for people who, like us, have decided to come close to God while being at the same time fully […]
In Part II of our interview with Fr. Evans, he answers questions about St Josemaria Escriva and education and about the spiritual lives of students today.
Based in London, Father Joe Evans has been working with young people and university students for over 20 years. Father Evans is Catholic chaplain to King’s College London and the Institute of Education, both part of the University of London. He helped found “Reach Out!” a mentoring project for children in disadvantaged urban areas. From […]
In the Preface to his new book “You See Me, You Hear Me”, Fr. Michael Giesler writes: “What an amazing and consoling statement—to think that the infinite God, who made all things and sustains all things, deeply desires that we speak with him and be united to him. He does not want us to lead […]
“A mature and profound Christian life cannot be improvised, because it is the result of the growth of God’s grace in us. In the Acts of the Apostles we find the early Christian community described in a single sentence, brief but full of meaning: ‘and they continued steadfastly in the teaching of the apostles and […]
In the fall of 2012, a group of pilgrims travelled to France and Spain on a special pilgrimage—“Saint Josemaria, Our Lady, and the Streets of Madrid” organized by Mater Dei Tours and St. Mary of the Angels Church, Chicago. The pilgrimage included visits to the Shrine of Our Lady in Lourdes, France, and to the […]
“A truly prudent person is ever attentive to God’s promptings and, through this vigilant listening, he receives in his soul the promise and reality of salvation: ‘I glorify thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for having hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to little ones’” (Friends of God, 87). […]
“‘The doors were locked,’ but ‘They rejoiced when they saw the Lord.’ The disciples were afraid—afraid of being harmed, insecure about the future. Better not let anybody in. This is how we are at times: Jesus stands knocking at our door and we are barricaded on the inside, afraid of something new, different, or unexpected. […]
In our latest inerview, Diana von Glahn, “The Faithful Traveler”, shares with us the inspiration behind the exciting travel program she cofounded with her husband, David. With the Marian month of May upon us, and summer just around the corner, we are very grateful to Diana for taking the time to speak with us about […]
Like every Christian celebration, today’s is one of peace. The palm branches, with their ancient symbolism, recall a scene of the book of Genesis: “After waiting seven more days, Noah again sent out the dove from the ark. In the evening, the dove came back to him and there was a new olive branch in […]
In his powerful reflection on the Way of the Cross, St Josemaria Escriva asks a poignant question which can be of great assistance to anyone who desires to enter more fully into the Gospel stories we hear and read on a daily basis at Holy Mass.
Let us not be afraid. The Church, which is the Body of Christ must indefectibly be the path and the sheepfold of the Good Shepherd, the strong foundation and the way open to all men.
By Chelsea Zimmerman The topic for discussion at my local Theology on Tap recently was evangelization and Christ’s instructions to His Apostles to go out and spread the Good News: Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of […]
“These are the unmistakable signs of the true Cross of Christ: serenity, a deep feeling of peace, a love which is ready for any sacrifice, a great effectiveness which wells from Christ’s own wounded Side. And always — and evidently — joy: a joy which comes from knowing that those who truly give themselves are […]
In November 2012, Lisa Schmidt, cofounder of “The Practicing Catholic” blog and social media expert, shared with us some great insights into the communion of saints in our everyday lives. In Part II of our interview with Lisa, she shares with the St. Josemaria Institute her savvy advice on blogging, social media, family, and resolutions: […]
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 […]
Fr. John Henry Hanson, O. Praem, priest and teacher at St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Silverado, California, is a regular contributor to the St. Josemaria Institute blog. In this interview, Fr. John Henry shares tips and advice for helping families and students start off the new school year prayerfully- and with a little less stress! […]