The gospel appointed for the Solemnity of St Joseph just might break all the rules for discipleship. Jesus asks to be followed, but here he has effectively hidden himself from His parents, staying behind in Jerusalem without notifying anyone.
At the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Torreciudad in Spain, to the left of the main altar, is the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament where one is confronted by the Crucifix of Torreciudad— a gift to the shrine from St. Josemaria Escriva.
Praying the Stations of the Cross with St. Josemaria Escriva is an invitation and guide to praying and contemplating the traditional fourteen stations following the way of Jesus Christ’s passion and death.
The Lord promised Simeon that he would not see death before he had seen the Christ of God. The fulfillment of that promise alone was enough to justify an entire lifetime of waiting and contemplating.
In this interview, the St. Josemaria Institute speaks with Kramer Soderberg about how his new book, Fill Your Cup for Christ, seeks to inspire readers to discover their gifts and talents to build the kingdom of God and to allow the grace of Christ to overflow into the ordinary moments of everyday life.
I remember, many years ago now, I was going along a road in Castile with some friends, when we noticed something in a field far away which made a deep impression on me at the time and has since often helped me in my prayer.
At Christmas our thoughts turn to the different events and circumstances surrounding the birth of the Son of God. As we contemplate the stable in Bethlehem or the home of the holy family in Nazareth, Mary, Joseph and the child Jesus occupy a special place in our hearts.
In this interview, the St. Josemaria Institute speaks with Gina Fensterer of Someday Saints about encountering God in the midst of everyday life, pursuing holiness as a family, and practical tips for a fruitful Advent season.
In the three-year cycle of readings for the Solemnity of Christ the King, it might seem strange to have Gospels that emphasize Christ’s weakness. Instead of seeing the Lord in triumph, we often see Him judged and condemned or hanging from the cross.
A burning lamp is a Biblical symbol of vigilance, fidelity. Waiting servants, no less than the ten virgins of the wedding party, are expected to keep their lamps supplied with oil for one purpose: keeping the lamp’s light aflame. And that flame means much more than light to see by.
In this interview the St. Josemaria Institute speaks with Steven Alspach, owner of St. Mary’s Coffee, on the importance of community, faith, and evangelization.
The Gospel of the beatitudes, appointed for the solemnity of All Saints, is God’s prescription for human holiness and happiness (see Mt 5:1-12), but they aren’t things that would naturally be your “first pick.”