To “live” the holy Mass means to pray continually, and to be convinced that, for each one of us, this is a personal meeting with God. We adore him, we praise him, we give thanks to him, we atone for our sins, we are purified, we experience a unity with Christ and with all Christians.
Each year on the feast day of St Josemaria Escriva (June 26th), we especially give thanks to God for all the favors that he has obtained for us—the big and the small, the ordinary and the extraordinary—that have impacted our lives and the lives of everyone around us.
By The MacDonald Family My family and I were all received into the Catholic Church during this past Easter Vigil, so the celebration of St Josemaria is especially poignant for us this year. My husband was baptized Catholic, but had never received any of the other sacraments. Though we attended various churches over the years, […]
By The Amador Family St. Josemaria has provided me with the guidance and insight to better understand how I can become a better person on a daily basis. I am able to improve my attitude and maintain solid inner peace through meditating on his writings and constantly reminding me of my call to holiness. This […]
By The McDonald Family Greetings, My wife and I just received our paper copy of your novena for married and engaged couples. We are grateful to have this beautiful devotion on hand for our future together, as we can attest to it’s efficacy. My wife and I were married on June 21, 2013, and we […]
By J.R. of Independence, KY The story of my friendship with St. Josemaria is most certainly multi-layered and very detailed, however, I will attempt to tell a part of it as succinctly as possible. I could tell many stories of favors I have received because of his prayers on behalf of myself and my family. […]
By The Paschall Family St. Josemaria Escriva has been an inspiration in our marriage and family. We learned about Opus Dei when we were newly married and before we had children. St. Josemaria’s writings have helped us learn how to love, forgive, persevere and be compassionate at all times. With the plan of life that […]
By Friends of the St. Josemaria Institute “St. Josemaria has done so much for us that it’s hard to put it in a few words. He has taught us to give more care to the neediest family member and that having a special needs child is a sign of God’s trust. Also to overlook the […]