Talking to God
February 2nd is the feast of Jesus' Presentation in the Temple and the Purification of Our Lady. Mary offers her Son to God and learns that she too will share closely in Jesus' redemptive mission. The Catholic Church suggests a time to "purify" to seek a change of heart with the help of Our Mother.
“What an amazing and consoling statement—to think that the infinite God, who made all things and sustains all things, deeply desires that we speak with him and be united to him. He does not want us to lead a lonely life, isolated from his goodness and his love. He wants to communicate with us, and us with him. Yet how many people today really know this, or have seriously thought about it?”, writes Fr. Michael Giesler in the Preface to his book.
The Seven Sundays of St. Joseph is a devotion to the patron of the universal Church. On the seven Sundays preceding his feast, March 19, the faithful have traditionally contemplated seven sorrows and joys in his life. Illustrated leaflet downloadable in pdf.
The St. Josemaria Institute Podcast is a new resource offering meditations, inspirational reflections, and readings to help you grow closer to God through the liturgical seasons, feast days, devotions, lives of the saints, and the events of everyday life, following St. Josemaria's teachings.
Msgr. Mariano Fazio, the new Vicar General of Opus Dei talks about the dictatorship of relativism and the culture of waste, both pointed out by Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, respectively.
Articles and studies
From the earliest times the fertile Esdraelon plain in Galilee has been criss-crossed by paths and caravan trails. Travellers coming down from Mesopotamia and Syria, after following the shoreline of Lake Gennesareth. Those coming from the south, from Mount Hebron, following the route from Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Samaria, travelled northwards, passing close to Nazareth. The solitary peak of Mount Tabor towers over the plain.
Questions & Answers
Answers offered by St Josemaria to questions about love in the family, family conflicts, parent-child relationships, raising children, and faith in the family.
Inspired by Saint Josemaria Escriva and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Saxum will help pilgrims to the Holy Land to enter into the life of Christ so that "we can close our eyes and contemplate his life, watching it like a movie".
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
I was unemployed for a very long time and with no job prospects. At a given moment I found the prayer to St Josemaria and decided to entrust my petitions to him. I prayed through his intercession every day.
Thank you very much, St. Josemaria, for interceding for my sister as I begged you to. The biopsy results show no cancerous cells. Thank you, my God!
Thanks to St. Josemaria’s intercession I managed to complete my Masters degree and was awarded a Distinction. I hope for his miraculous intercession for the other favors I am begging of him.