Meeting Today’s Cultural Challenges to Marriage, Family and Home Life

Study guides

“14 Questions about the Family” St. Josemaria Institute, April 7, 2016

St. Josemaria Escriva “10 Questions about Marriage,” July 11, 2017, St. Josemaria Institute

“Every Christian Home should be a Place of Peace and Serenity”

“10 Quotes on the Holy Rosary from St. Josemaria,” May 9, 2017, St. Josemaria Institute

“The Enormous Importance of the Task of Parents”
The Forge, 689, 691, 692

"Teaching the Faith in the Family: Guidelines from St. Josemaria Escriva", St. Josemaria Institute

Pope Francis on Grandparents, the Value & Importance of their Role in the Family (cf. p.72, Rev.of Love book)
"Old age, in particular, is a time of grace, in which the Lord will renew his call... and [His] love for the elderly and their significant contributions to His unfolding purposes."(Vatican, Sept. 28, 2014)


Letter to Families, Gratissimam Sane, Saint John Paul II, Feb. 2. 1994

The Christian Anthropology of John Paul II: An Overview, by Fr. Thomas McGovern
Pope John Paul II writes: "Creating the human race in his own image and continually keeping it in being, God inscribed in the humanity of man and woman the vocation, and thus the capacity and responsibility, of love and communion. Love is therefore the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being.” Familiaris Consortio

Pope Francis addresses the Humanum Colloquium on Complementarity of Man & Woman in Rome, Nov. 14, 2014

The Parents Right to Educate their Children

New Mediterraneans (I): "That First Prayer of a Child of God" The deep realization that we are God's children changes everything, as it changed Saint Josemaria's life when he unexpectedly discovered this "new Mediterranean."

How Does a Father Protect His Family?
This folio is excerpted from Father, the Family Protector by James B. Stenson, available from Scepter Publishers.

Parent Leadership; Successful Fathers

Something Great That Is Love (IV): More Mothers and Fathers than Ever

Pope Francis Calls on World to ‘rediscover’ God’s Plan for Family March 25, 2019, Loreto, Italy

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI essay, The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse, April 10, 2019
Pope Benedict’s essay includes in Part lll “some perspectives for a proper response on the part of the Church”. He ends his essay with these words for Pope Francis: “I would like to thank Pope Francis for everything he does to show us, again and again, the light of God which has not disappeared even today. Thank you, Holy Father!”

"Our World Needs a Revolution of Love!" Pope Francis Addresses Couples, Dublin, August 25, 2018

"Family Love: a Vocation and a Path to Holiness”, Pope Francis's theme for 2021 World Meeting of Families, Rome, 2021

Vatican Document on Gender: Yes to Dialogue, No to Ideology


Trailer for the book Revolution of Love
(2:35 minutes,

Prof. Theresa Farnan, “Knowing Oneself” (on Gender Identity)
(3:53 minutes,

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Humanum Colloquium on Marriage, Vatican Nov. 2014
(31 minutes,

Helen Alvare “Restoring Culture from Confusion” (Complementarity), Address to the students at the Love & Fidelity Network Conference at Princeton, Nov. 2015
(1.5 hours,

Humanum Trailer, “It is your own project for the World”
(1.5 minutes,


In Love with the Church, by Saint Josemaria Escriva
Four reflections on the Church and on the laity’s role in the Church. Highly recommended.

Christ is Passing By, Homilies given by Saint Josemaria
A small book which expands on the topics in the book Revolution of Love, the 21st Century Home.

Letters from the Prelate, by Fernando Ocariz
on the Opus Dei website

Love In Action, by Fernando Ocariz

Conversations, book with interviews with St. Josemaria
links to questions and answers from the book Conversations (see Study Guides)

Amoris Laetitia, (The Joy of Loving), by Pope Francis

Covenanted Happiness, by Cormac Burke on marriage

Love & Responsibility, by St. John Paul II

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, by Dr. Meg Meeker

God as Father, by Fernando Ocariz

Friends of God, by Josemaria Escriva

Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), by Pope Francis

The Spirit of the Liturgy, by Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) 2014 printing
Considered his greatest work on the Liturgy

Character Building, by David Isaacs

Core Virtues: A Literature-based Program in Character Education, by Mary Beth Klee

Opus Dei

Escriva Works
This website contains reflections on Christian life written by St. Josemaria Escriva and a search tool for quick access to the passages you are looking for.

Courage, A Roman Catholic Apostolate
For men and women who experience same sex attractions and those who love them.

Stonecrest Home Arts
Stonecrest Home Arts provides opportunities for women and girls to experience how the work in the home communicates love, builds strong and joyful families, and contributes to thriving societies.

The St. Josemaria Institute
The St. Josemaria Institute seeks to increase devotion to St. Josemaria and to share his message among all men and women who desire to find meaning and happiness in their daily lives by growing closer to God.


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