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.
- ST. JOSEMARIA
June 26th is the feast day of
St. Josemaria Escriva.
Around the world, Masses are celebrated in his honor and everyone is invited!
“This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Ps 114:24) Happy Easter!
Entering the Holy Triduum with St Josemaria Escriva: Good Friday
Entering the Holy Triduum with St Josemaria Escriva: Holy Thursday
“Lent invites us, through the traditional practices of the Christian life, to nourish our faith by careful and extended listening to the word of God and by receiving the sacraments, and at the same time to grow in charity and in love for God and neighbor, not least through the specific practices of fasting, penance and almsgiving (Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for Lent 2013).”
"We have seen his star in the East and have come to worship him." (Mt 2:2)
“We have had the same experience. We too noticed a new light shining in our soul and growing increasingly brighter. It was a desire to live a fully Christian life, a keenness to take God seriously.” -St. Josemaria Escriva
“Form the resolution to set the world ablaze — you can —loving with a pure heart, and making all mankind happy by bringing them really closer to God.” -St. Josemaria Escriva
To celebrate the New Year 2013, the St. Josemaria Institute shares part II of our interview with Lisa Schmidt, cofounder of "The Practicing Catholic" blog and social media expert, who shares with us her experience in blogging, managing family life, and sticking to resolutions.
The Board and Staff of the St. Josemaria Institute wish you a blessed and happy Christmas!
“Advent is here. What a marvelous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! — He is about to arrive!” - St. Josemaria Escriva
As we begin the season of Advent the St. Josemaria Institute shares an excerpt from the writings of St Josemaria Escriva to help prepare our hearts and souls for Christmas, especially through the Holy Mass and Communion.
“Thanks to the ineffable reality of the Communion of Saints, we are indeed all joined together — 'fellow workers', St John says — in the task of spreading the truth and the peace of the Lord.” -St. Josemaria Escriva
On the feast of All Saints, the St. Josemaria Institute shares a recent interview with Lisa Schmidt, cofounder of "The Practicing Catholic" blog and social media expert, who shares with us her experience of the Communion of Saints in modern daily life.
“Develop a lively devotion for Our Mother. She knows how to respond in a most sensitive way to the presents we give her. What is more, if you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, Our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son’s path.” - St. Josemaria Escriva
"May you seek Christ, May you find Christ, May you love Christ." - St. Josemaria Escriva
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