At the St. Josemaria Institute, we enjoy book clubs, movie clubs, and small group discussion. We believe they are a great way to learn about and spread the message of St Josemaria Escriva. To help start the conversation, we have created a series of discussion guides to select movies, books, and articles about St. Josemaria and his spirituality.
Discussion guides are ideal for young adults (16+) and adults.
There Be Dragons
This discussion guide was prepared by the St. Josemaria Institute to encourage small group discussion of some of the major themes of the movie "There Be Dragons" directed by Roland Joffe (The Mission) and inspired by events from the early life of Saint Josemaria Escriva. The themes include: Charity, Presence of God, Forgiveness, and Mission in Life/Vocation.
Leading a Movie Discussion
The recent release of films about St Josemaria Escriva is a perfect opportunity to explore his life and teachings by organizing and leading a faith-filled discussion with friends. Not sure how to get started? Our “Short Guide to Leading a Movie Discussion” is here to help.
Holiness for Everyone
“Holiness for Everyone” by Eric Sammons is a practical guide to St. Josemaria Escriva’s spirituality and plan for living a holy life. Following each chapter of the book is a helpful section called ‘Read, Meditate, Pray, Contemplate’ which aims at helping readers achieve a deeper understanding of the topics. These additional readings and questions are perfect for personal reflection or small group discussion.
"Work + Love = Holiness"
In four short and thought-provoking chapters, “Work + Love = Holiness!” offers an important reflection on the divine value and dignity of work inside and outside our homes. A series of twelve questions at the end of the booklet encourage us to reflect on the meaning of work in our own lives and on ways to share these ideas with our spouses, children, friends and coworkers.
“Work + Love = Holiness” is published by and posted here with permission from the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) which is cosponsored by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus. To learn more about the organization visit www.colf.ca. To order copies of the publication contact the Catholic Organization for Life and Family at email@example.com