About Scepter

May you seek Christ.
May you find Christ.
May you love Christ.

– St. Josemaría Escrivá, The Way, point no. 382

Did you know that you – yes, you – are called to sainthood?

The Catholic Church teaches that we are all called to be holy. But how do we live that call in our everyday life – while we work, study, participate in sports and hobbies, raise families, and enjoy the company of friends?

Founded in 1952, Scepter publishes books and media to help ordinary Christians find God in their everyday lives. Our goal is to help draw you nearer to the ever-present and totally loving God.

We currently publish hundreds of titles – all faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church – which are sold to individuals, bookstores, churches, retreat centers, and organizations around the world.

Scepter Español

In 2019, Scepter joined forces with USAMadrid Books, a leading Spanish-language Catholic bookseller, to bring hundreds of books to the US market through our Scepter Español catalog.

Scepter Español titles are sourced from a variety of publishers acround the world. As with all Scepter's books, they are carefully selected and curated to ensure they are edifying spiritual reading in alignment with Church teachings.

We feature titles from popular authors such as Scott Hahn, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Pope Saint John Paul II, Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Fr. Jacques Philippe, Pope Francis, and many others.

    Our Founders

    Fr. Joseph Musquiz (1912-1983) was one of the first three men ordained as priests for Opus Dei (along with Blessed Alvaro del Portillo and José María Hernández Garnica). He worked to establish Opus Dei around the world and was sent by St. Josemaria Escriva to the United States In 1944. The cause for his canonization was opened by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, where he died.

    Fr. Dick Rieman (1925-2019) was born in Chicago and served as a Navy flyer in World War II. After the war he studied at DePaul University, where he met Fr. Joseph Muzquiz and Salvador Ferigle, who had just arrived in Chicago from Spain to begin Opus Dei’s apostolic work in the United States. He joined Opus Dei in 1950, where he was the first member from the United States. He went on help start the Heights Study Center, which later became The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland, and spent the last 40 years as chaplain of the Montrose School for Girls in Medfield, Massachusetts.