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The Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary by ST. JOSEMARIA INSTITUTE


Faith the Ingredient for Miracles

Today on the podcast… How does God want us to view the virtue of faith? If we look to the Gospels, our Lord shows us many examples that will help us to see, like the Apostles (Lk 15:5-10), that the virtue of faith is connected to miracle working. Our Lord wants us to see that He needs our faith—our life of fidelity and self-giving—to work miracles: Our faith and correspondence to God allow us to become instruments in the ultimate miracle, which is conversion-- personal transformation through...


The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2018)

In a few days, on the 15th of August, the Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Mother. She is the woman clothed with the sun, the moon is beneath her feat, and is crowned with twelve stars. We love her tenderly and through her actions she shows us what a life of faith looks like. What it means to become filled with trust and a joy that unable to be disturbed by difficulties. How does this life of Faith begin? Follow Mother Mary’s example: • When the Blessed Virgin...


Pray Without Ceasing

Today on the podcast... How can we achieve a constant dialogue with God to help us live our Christian vocation to discipleship? Our Christian vocation by virtue of baptism is to spread the Kingdom of God--to attract people to Christ. This work of discipleship and evangelization is a work of a lifetime. To carry out this work, we need a daily plan to help us keep in constant dialogue with God--praying without ceasing--pushing ourselves realistically, expanding our hearts, to live a life in...


The Transfiguration of the Lord

On August 6th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. On today's podcast, we listen and reflect on the “background” and meaning of the Transfiguration, and how contemplating the scene of the Transfiguration continues to transform us today: — The Transfiguration of Jesus encourages us in our commitment to discipleship. — When we commit to protracted prayer—deep, silent, concentrated—we can see God through the eyes of our soul and heart. — The Transfiguration...



Today on the podcast… We explore the characteristics of having true contrition for our sins: When we are truly sorry for our sins and receive forgiveness we have an interior peace; a serene joy. We are supple, joyful, and approachable. We not longer give excuses for our improper behavior. ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO THE ST. JOSEMARIA INSTITUTE PODCAST: Don't miss new podcasts and additional resources for your spiritual life from...


Bringing the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth

Today on the podcast… We look to St. Josemaria Escriva to contemplate what it truly means to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth: • Devotion to the Holy Spirit to strengthens our love, joy, prayer, and our desire to be close to Christ. • Personally give witness to the Gospel and bring it to others no matter what the cost. • Desire that the Gospel be heard everywhere so that Jesus will be known by everyone. ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR...


Putting on the Heart of Christ

Today on the podcast… We look to St. Josemaria Escriva and consider what he learned from the divine inspiration he received on October 2, 1928: As a priest he would bring the Gospel to the world in much the same way the Apostles were commissioned at the Ascension. That Jesus desires to be with us; that is why he is in the Eucharist today. The importance of dialogue with Christ all of the time helps us stay united with Christ....


A Revolutionary Message

A Revolutionary Message by ST. JOSEMARIA INSTITUTE


"Freedom: God's Gift to His Children"

Today on the podcast… We are asked to evaluate our appreciation for the precious gift that God gives to us so generously; our freedom. Msgr. Frederick Dolan helps us to understand which actions of ours make us free and which ones will hold us back from being free. And as we consider our actions to remember that we are not self-created; that we are creatures of a loving God. He ends with encouraging us to call on our Mother Mary to obtain many graces for our country....


Sacred Humanity of Jesus

In today’s podcast we ask the Lord to help us to not be satisfied with being a bystander, that we allow his words to enter deep into our hearts and change us. In the words of St. Josemaria Escriva: “We only love what we know well.” Therefore, let us look to the lives of the saints and the life of Jesus himself in an effort to come to know God well; imitating daily, through our actions, a genuine love of neighbor. ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR...


Exercising My Priestly Soul

In this reflection we are called to consider Jesus Christ as the High Priest and how all of us are called to participate in that priesthood according to our vocation in life. We are each called to a specific way of life and those who have chosen the priesthood as their vocation have additional responsibilities regarding the care of God’s people. There are acts that the priest must do on behalf of the people as they work on guiding them towards the right path. And yet, every priest needs and...


Being Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Today on the podcast, we are invited to reflect and pray about: What is the ordinary and how can it help us to be extraordinary? Jesus’ life growing up was not written down. There is no account of his activities after Joseph and Mary found him in the Temple until his baptism in the River Jordan. Jesus was so ordinary that there is nothing written about what a typical day might have been like for him; only a summary by Luke mentioning that Jesus grew in stature and grace before God and man....



In this reflection on The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, we encounter the realization that Mary offers us much in the way of teaching us about self-giving. Especially in the way she puts others first, always availing herself to acts of serving others for the love of God. There is an experience of true joy in all she does. ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please leave a rating or review here on...



On today's podcast we are reminded, for our contemplation, of the words Pope Benedict XVI offered on the meaning of freedom: “Who is freer than the One who is the Almighty? He did not, however, live his freedom as an arbitrary power or as domination. He lived it as a service. In this way he ‘filled’ freedom with content, which would otherwise have remained an ‘empty’ possibility of doing or not doing something. . .freedom draws its meaning from love . . .” If it is true happiness that we...


10-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit | Day 4

Thank you for listening to the 10-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast! 10-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit - Day 4 | Our faith in the Holy Spirit: necessarily complete For the complete text of today’s reflection and for additional spiritual resources visit: 10-DAY DEVOTION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT IN PREPARATION FOR PENTECOST: The prayers and reflections for this devotion are taken from the “Handbook of Prayers,”...


Evangelizing The Grassroots

“When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” Luke 24:30-32 As we journey with those whom the Lord chooses to place in our lives, we can be apostles of today evangelizing simply through...continue reading


St. Joseph The Worker

"...behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit;'" Matt. 1:20 "...behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, 'Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.'" Matt. 2:13 Joseph shows us, through example, how to...continue reading


The Dynamics of The Cross and Resurrection

Easter is the highest celebration of the Church because it is the culmination of the Paschal Mystery with Jesus as victor over sin and death. The properties of his suffering on the Cross and his Resurrection stimulate change. Not only a visible change in our behavior but also a spiritual change in direct correlation w . . .


The Incarnation of Mercy

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 For an example of what perfection could look like, let us read what St. Faustina wrote in her diary, “Neither graces, nor revelations, nor raptures, nor gifts granted to a soul make it perfect, but rather the intimate union of the soul with God."