Prayers for the Class of 2019

Today we offer our weekly prayer for vocations for the members of The Rome Experience Class of 2019: “Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd of souls, who called the apostles to be […]

May 23, 2019

It’s finally here- The Rome Experience 2019!

It’s finally here– The Rome Experience 2019!  The program begins in Chicago with a brief orientation and an opportunity for the class and faculty to meet for the first time. […]

May 22, 2019

Announcing The Rome Experience Class of 2019!

The Bishops Advisory Board, faculty, and staff of The Rome Experience are pleased to announce the seminarians who will be participating in The Rome Experience 2019: Guillermo Alonso Archdiocese of […]

April 4, 2019


The following is a Lenten reflection by Archbishop Jose Gomez that originally appeared on the Archbishop’s website on March 11, 2019. Most Rev. Jose H. Gomez is the Archbishop of […]

April 3, 2019

2019 Easter Seminar for Priests & Seminarians

Alumni of The Rome Experience are invited to join us for: THE CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP: MODELING AND BUILDING DISCIPLESHIP IN 21ST CENTURY CULTURE Thirty-sixth Easter Seminar for Priests and Seminarians […]

February 20, 2019

PODCAST | “The Summit of Our Spiritual Life”

St. Josemaria Escriva wrote that: “A very important characteristic of the apostolic man is his love for the Mass” (The Way, no. 528). In this podcast from the St. Josemaria […]

November 26, 2018


In a recent article Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago shared some thoughts on the power of pilgrimage in Rome. Following are a few points for prayerful reflection, especially for those […]

November 19, 2018

Join our team! We’re hiring.

The St. Josemaria Institute has two new job openings including the position of Program Coordinator for The Rome Experience. It is a part-time position in Downers Grove, Illinois. Whether you […]

November 19, 2018


Thank you to Peter Okajima, Class of 2018, for sharing the following short reflection on The Rome Experience: I am indebted to God and my Bishop, His Excellency Nicholas DiMarzio, […]

November 8, 2018

“Pray the Holy Rosary Every Day” — Pope’s Invitation for October 2018

The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus […]

October 11, 2018

ALUMNI NEWS | “The Catholic Church is looking for (more than) a few good men”

Fr. Matthew Wheeler was recently featured in an article by NBC News on the decline of priestly vocations in the US.  Fr. Matthew was ordained to the priesthood this year […]

September 28, 2018


The Rome Experience is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary! With over 200 alumni since 2009, we want to hear from as many alumni as possible: What have been your assignments and […]

September 27, 2018