“The Richness of Ordinary Life: Pursuing the Goal of Personal Sanctity” Conference Video Collection


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St. Josemaria Escriva explained that: “Christ’s invitation to sanctity, which he addresses to all… without exception, puts each one of us under an obligation to cultivate our interior life and to struggle daily to practice the Christian virtues; and not just in any way whatsoever, nor in a way which is above average or even excellent. No; we must strive to the point of heroism…” (Friends of God, no. 3).

In this video collection of our 2021 Winter Conference, the St. Josemaria Institute welcomes Fr. Jeffrey Kirby who explains how we are invited and chosen by God to participate in the divine family and how there is no better time or moment in our lives than now to answer God’s call to personal holiness.

    • First Presentation: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby explains our identity as children of God and how we are called to live faithfully as part of God’s divine family.
    • Second Presentation: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby explains how we must live out our Baptismal call, allowing the grace of God to overflow into each moment of our everyday life as we pursue the goal of personal sanctity.
    • Q & A Session: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby answers questions from conference participants.

Included with the video collection is additional reading material to go deeper on the topic.


Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD is a Papal Missionary of Mercy, the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina, and a Senior Contributor to the Crux news site. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Fr. Kirby serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College and is the author of several books, including Lord, Teach Us to Pray.

Learn more:  frkirby.com | Twitter | YouTube