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! […]
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 […]
You have just been listening to the solemn reading of the two texts of Sacred Scripture for the Mass of the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. Having heard the Word of God you are already in the right atmosphere for the words I want to address to you: words of a priest, spoken to a large […]
By Msgr. Cormac Burke In the 1960s, the Church made a “preferential option” for the poor. Since we are all poor, it was in a certain sense just another way of putting our Lord’s sayings “the poor have the gospel preached to them”, and “blessed are the poor for theirs is the kingdom of God”. […]
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 […]
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 snow and saw footprints left by bare feet.
On October 10, 2009, Fr. Francisco Faus, author of the Novena for Work through the intercession of St. Josemaria Escriva, was interviewed by the St. Josemaria Information Center in Rome. The “Novena for Work” has become a prayerful tool that hundreds around the world have employed in their search for work and in fulfilling their […]
In February 2012, the Executive Director of St. Josemaria Institute, Elia Rivera, was interviewed by the web-editors of the St. Josemaria information website in Rome (www.josemariaescriva.info). In the interview, she answers “10 Questions about the St. Josemaria Institute” and explains the mission and goals of this young non-profit organization in the United States. 1. When […]
Rev. Roger Landry Pastor St. Bernadette Church (Fall River, Massachusetts) Diocese of Fall River The crises that the Church and the world face are “crises of saints.” This insight of St. Josemaria Escriva, the 35th anniversary of whose birth into eternal life the Church celebrates tomorrow, points to one of the most important lessons we […]