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

Announcing The Rome Experience 2019

The Rome Experience is celebrating its 10th Anniversary (2009-2019)! The Rome Experience is a six week summer program for diocesan seminarians designed to complement existing programs of formation in diocesan […]

September 24, 2018

Special Podcast: “Jesus is Present in Peter’s Boat”

On this special podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo, Vicar of Opus Dei in the Midwest (USA), offers a timely reflection on the current crisis in the Church and how we […]

September 21, 2018

Ten Years of Photos from The Rome Experience

Visit our website, read our blog, or follow us on social media and you will notice the great photos from our program each year.  What you may not know is […]

September 7, 2018

Pray Earnestly & Work Daily on Personal Holiness

The following letter to the faithful regarding the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church by Bishop Robert Morlino originally appeared in the Madison Catholic Herald. Most Rev. Robert C. […]

August 30, 2018