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The St. Josemaria Institute Podcast is a series of reflections following the spirit of St. Josemaria Escriva to help you grow and deepen your daily life of prayer.

The St. Josemaria Institute was established in 2006 in the United States to promote the life and teachings of St. Josemaria Escriva through devotions, digital and social media, and special programs and initiatives.

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The St. Josemaria Institute Podcast is a series of reflections following the spirit of St. Josemaria Escriva to help you grow and deepen your daily life of prayer.

The St. Josemaria Institute was established in 2006 in the United States to promote the life and teachings of St. Josemaria Escriva through devotions, digital and social media, and special programs and initiatives.

    Thanksgiving Day & Acts of Gratitude (Rebroadcast)

    Thanksgiving Day & Acts of Gratitude (Rebroadcast)

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States, Fr. Javier del Castillo reminds us in this meditation, as St. Josemaria Escriva often did, that we ought to thank God always by habitually making frequent acts of thanksgiving, acts of gratitude.

    Fr. Javier explains: "We were never asked by God to come into existence. Everything we have – our talents, our virtues, even our defects – all have been foreseen by God, allowed by God, and given to us by God so that we can fulfill the single mission that we have received from before the foundation of the world."

    As we strive to maintain a constant spirit of gratitude in our lives we will realize that thanksgiving enlarges our hearts to receive even greater gifts from God.
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    • 27 min
    The Solemnity of Christ the King (Rebroadcast)

    The Solemnity of Christ the King (Rebroadcast)

    The Solemnity of Christ the King is a day to celebrate and remember that "Christ, true God and true man, lives and reigns. He is the Lord of the universe. Everything that lives is kept in existence only through him" (Christ is Passing By, no. 180). On this feast we also end the liturgical year and begin to prepare for Advent and Christmas.

    In this podcast, Msgr. Fred Dolan reflects on St. Josemaria's approach to the spiritual life in which we must be open and willing to begin again. At the start of a new liturgical year, we are encouraged to look inward, assess our spiritual life, and identify the ways in which we can renew and strengthen our relationship with Christ.
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    • 23 min
    Mary, Teacher of Holiness

    Mary, Teacher of Holiness

    Are you attune to the voice of God and open to the plans he has for you?

    In this podcast, Fr. Leo Agustina reflects on the life of Mary and the pivotal moment in which she changed the course of history through accepting her vocation as the Mother of God. Following in her example, we too must seek to make room in our heart for the Lord. Fr. Leo reminds us that it is first at home in our daily life where we discover our vocation which then leads us to discover holiness in the midst of the world.

    St. Josemaria explains: “God is calling you to serve him in and from the ordinary, material and secular activities of human life. He waits for us every day, in the laboratory, in the operating theater, in the army barracks, in the university chair, in the factory, in the workshop, in the fields, in the home and in all the immense panorama of work. Understand this well: there is something holy, something divine, hidden in the most ordinary situations, and it is up to each one of you to discover it” (Conversations, no. 114).
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    • 29 min
    The Standard of Holiness

    The Standard of Holiness

    In this podcast, Msgr. Fred Dolan shares a reflection on the standard of holiness which St. Josemaria characterizes by the following three points: holy intransigence, holy coercion, and holy shamelessness. He explains that we must form our heart and mind according to the gospel message so that we will have a firm foundation when confronted with opposition.

    We are encouraged to look to the example of the saints who were steadfast in seeking the truth despite facing opposing viewpoints. Inspired by their witness, we too can seek to attain the plane of sanctity through the ordinary moments of everyday life and be a reflection of Christ in the world today.
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    In this podcast Msgr. Dolan shares excerpts from the Letter from the Prelate of Opus Dei dated February 14, 2017. This letter can be read in full online: https://opusdei.org/en/document/letter-of-the-prelate-14-february-2017/.
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    • 27 min
    Meditation One: Commemorating the Faithful Departed

    Meditation One: Commemorating the Faithful Departed

    The Church commemorates the faithful departed on November 2, praying in a special way for those in purgatory who remain in hope of entering the joy of heaven. In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo shares examples of how we can remember and honor loved ones who have passed away and encourages us to remain steadfast in praying for the holy souls in purgatory.

    As we remember the faithful departed, we are reminded that life is a gift from God in which we will be held accountable for our actions at the conclusion of our earthly pilgrimage. Fr. Javier reminds us to take advantage of the time we have now to seek holiness each day and to love others with the heart of Christ.
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    This meditation is part of our Day of Recollection resources for the month of November. Listen to the second meditation in the series online: https://stjosemaria.org/day-of-recollection-november-2020/.
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    • 26 min
    Pursuing Sainthood

    Pursuing Sainthood

    The Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints on November 1, honoring both the known and unknown saints. In this podcast, Fr. Leo Agustina shares a reflection inspired by the lives of the unknown saints and challenges listeners to pursue sainthood in the world today amid the joys and trials of daily life.

    As St. Josemaria explains: “Don’t wait until you are old to start becoming a saint. That would be a great mistake! Begin right now, in earnest, cheerfully and joyfully, by fulfilling duties of your work and of your everyday life” (The Forge, no. 113).
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    • 29 min

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