Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, O Holy Spirit:
enlighten my understanding 
to know your commands;
strengthen my heart 
against the wiles of the enemy; inflame my will...
I have heard your voice, 
and I don't want to harden my heart to resisting, 
by saying 'later... tomorrow.'
Nunc coepi! Now! 
Lest there be no tomorrow for me!
O, Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Spirit of understanding and counsel,
Spirit of joy and peace!
I want what you want, 
I want it because you want it,
I want it as you want it, 
I want it when you want it.



October: Month of the Holy Rosary

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Q&A: 2015 Fall Conference


On October 17th, we will be hosting our 2015 Fall Conference: "Raising Children in a Christian Home." To tell us more about the upcoming conference we prepared a Q&A with Elia Rivera, Executive Director of the St. Josemaria Institute.


Pilgrimage of Mercy: Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti

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From September to November 2015 the major relics of St. Maria Goretti will make a pilgrimage to the United States. Named the "Pilgrimage of Mercy," it is the first time that her body travels to the USA.


Highlights from the Holy Father's 2015 Visit to the United States

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Pope Francis just wrapped up his whirlwind visit to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. In case you missed some of the the action, here are all of the highlights from the Holy Father's trip.


Welcome to the USA, Pope Francis!


Whether you will be traveling to see Pope Francis during his visit to DC, New York and Philadelphia, or if you will be accompanying him spiritually from your home, we should welcome him with joyful and peaceful hearts. 


2015 Fall Conference - Raising Children in a Christian Home


The St. Josemaria Institute invites you to join us on Saturday, October 17, 2015 for our 2015 Fall Conference: "Raising Children in a Christian Home." 


New Employment Opportunity

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The St. Josemaria Institute is a non-profit organization located near Chicago dedicated to promoting the life and teachings of St Josemaria Escriva.  We are currently accepting applications for a Director of Development.


An Introduction to "Meditations" on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast


"Meditations" is a segment on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast in which we invite a priest of Opus Dei to share a prayerful reflection on a feast day, liturgical season, life of a saint, or virtue. These meditations are meant to help you to set apart time from your daily routine to listen peacefully, to pray about the inspirations you receive from the meditation, and to examine your life in the presence of Jesus Christ: to see what is going well, to see what needs to change, to give thanks, and to make resolutions."


Second Annual "Novena for a Happy & Faithful Marriage”

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“Those who are called to the married state will, with the grace of God, find within their state everything they need to be holy, to identify themselves each day more with Jesus Christ, and to lead those with whom they live to God" (Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva, no. 91).


40 Years: "Helping from Heaven" - The Favors of St. Josemaria Escriva


On this feast day of St Josemaria (June 26th), we 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.


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

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