Marriage and the Pathway to Holiness: A Podcast Mini-Series

Are you seeking to live out your vocational call within your marriage to lead your spouse to Heaven and create a joyful home in which your children can pursue a life of holiness?

St. Josemaria Escriva believed that: “[The family] is a home full of light and cheerfulness. The unity between the parents is transmitted to their children, to the whole family, and to everyone who is involved in their life. In this way, every truly Christian family reproduces in some way the mystery of the Church, chosen by God and sent to be the guide of the world” (Christ is Passing By, no. 30).

Marriage & the Pathway to Holiness: A Podcast Mini-Series is a collection of five meditations from Msgr. Fred Dolan reflecting on the joy of the family and the sacramentality of marriage. Drawing upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Msgr. Dolan unpacks the goal set forth for us and our families to resemble more closely the Holy Family of Nazareth so that we become “leaven of a new humanity and of a concrete and universal solidarity.”

    • “Marriage, as a vocation, calls you to steer a tiny boat across a sometimes stormy sea. Let us never forget, though, that by virtue of the sacrament of matrimony, Jesus is present in that boat; he is concerned for you and he remains at your side amid the tempest” (Pope Francis; Letter to Married Couples).
    • “Every Christian home should be a place of peace and serenity. In spite of the small frustrations of daily life, an atmosphere of profound and sincere affection should reign there together with a deep-rooted calm, which is the result of authentic faith that is put into practice” (Christ is Passing By, no. 22).
    • “We would have a poor idea of marriage and of human affection if we were to think that love and joy come to an end when difficulties arise. It is precisely then that our true sentiments come to the surface. Then the tenderness of a person’s gift takes root and shows itself in a true and profound affection that is stronger than death” (Christ is Passing By, no. 24).


The St. Josemaria Institute is pleased to share a curated selection of articles, prayers, and videos as part of our Spiritual Toolkit on the Vocation of Marriage for deeper prayer and reflection:


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The St. Josemaria Institute was founded in 2006 to promote the life, teachings, and devotion to St. Josemaria Escriva among all men and women who desire to find meaning and happiness in their daily lives by growing closer to God. The St. Josemaria Institute produces and distributes digital and print media as a means to spread Christian values around the world and to help people navigate and live well in the digital age.

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