Discussion Guides

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 are creating a series of discussion guides to select movies, books, and articles about St. Josemaria and his spirituality:

Note:  The discussion guides are ideal for young adults (16+) and adults.

Movies and Documentaries
There Be Dragons DVD 200

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.

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Short Guide to Leading a Movie Discussion

Short Guide to 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.

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Books and Articles
Holiness for Everyone: The Pracitical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva

Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva

“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.

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Work + Love = Holiness

"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.

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“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 this publication contact the Catholic Organization for Life and Family at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can help us:

  • Start discussion groups around the country
  • Write new discussion guides to movies, books, or articles
  • Write reviews of movies, books, and articles for our upcoming blog
  • Share ideas and stories from your discussions
  • Spread the word about the St. Josemaria Institute and the discussion guides

To submit your reviews, guides, etc., or for more information, please contact us
at 1-877-785-6736 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


"May you seek Christ, May you find Christ, May you love Christ." - St. Josemaria Escriva

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