The O'Bar Family:
Happiness Amid Suffering

Vince first heard about the spirituality of St. Josemaria when a friend from the gym invited him to an Opus Dei evening of recollection. It was there, he first met other men who were trying to live their faith.


On Faith and Reason

Audio. In this new talk on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast, On Faith and Reason, Rev. Peter Armenio stresses the urgency with which today’s burning issues (marriage, children, life, evolution, suffering, death, etc.) require not only an appeal to supernatural authority but also to science and nature.

LENT 2015

Pope Francis Lenten Message

Stop the Globalization of Indifference

In this year's Lenten message, Pope Francis highlighted the importance of embracing a conversion of the heart. He also warned about the dangers of indifference. As a way to counteract this social ill, he stresses the importance of educating the heart in mercy.

Talking to God

Lent: a new conversion

Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues?

Questions & Answers

Why 40 days of Lent?

Here are some frequently asked questions about Lent, with answers that can help us understand the meaning of the liturgical season of Lent more deeply this year.


Fathers, Talk to Us!

"My marriage and experience as a father has strengthened me and made me better at what I do in my job. I know too many people who define themselves by their 'career'. I used to also. Now, I am defined by my true vocation as husband and father… and I have a job too." - Daniel Plazek, sales engineer from Pittsburgh and father of 7 children.


Harambee launches video contest to show what's right with Africa

Overcoming stereotypes. Showing a dynamic and rarely publicized side of Africa. This is the goal of the Harambee video contest for professionals and students.


Love for religious brothers and sisters

2015 is the Year of Consecrated Life in the Church. St Josemaría always loved and venerated the religious. A hand-written note of his, addressed to members of Opus Dei, says: “A great mission of ours is to bring people to love the religious.”

Questions & Answers

14 Questions about the Family

Answers offered by St Josemaria to questions about love in the family, family conflicts, parent-child relationships, raising children, and faith in the family.

Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession


The answer came right on the ninth day

I would like to tell you about a favor received after my prayer to Saint Josemaria. I had been unemployed for the past six months, and after many unsuccessful attempts to get a job I prayed to Saint Josemaria through the Novena for Work.


One favor after another

I always had a bad opinion of St Josemaria. My boyfriend, who has great devotion to St Josemaria, advised me to pray to him, find out about him, and learn to love him. And astonishingly, that is what happened. The first favor I asked him for perseveringly was for my mother to find work, and today she owns her own shop, which is going excellently.