Blessed is she who believed that the things promised to her by the Lord shall be accomplished.” (Lk 1:45)

A Spiritual Retreat in the Footsteps of Mary guides us through the life of Mary as we seek to renew and transform our own life of faith through prayer. Following in Mary’s example of responding to God’s call to love and serve unconditionally, we are each called to reach that same height of holiness. As you listen to this retreat, you will be able to reflect with Mary upon the key moments the Holy Spirit impacted her life, culminating with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Mary, along with the apostles, were radically transformed by the Holy Spirit. Through spending time on retreat and allowing ourselves time to converse with God, we are allowing ourselves the opportunity to be transformed by the work of the Spirit so that we may faithfully continue on our journey toward heaven.

A Spiritual Retreat in the Footsteps of Mary is a collection of ten meditations preached by Rev. Javier del Castillo, priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei and Vice President of the St. Josemaria Institute.


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A Spiritual Retreat in the Footsteps of Mary

Meditation One
The Annunciation: Called to be Generous

Meditation Two
The Visitation: The Joy of the Gospel Cannot Wait

Meditation Three
The Magnificat: Humility, Humility, Humility

Meditation Four
The Birth of Jesus: If God Is With US, Who Can Be Against Us?

Meditation Five
The Flight Into Egypt: Sanctifying Poverty and Uncertainty

Meditation Six
The Presentation: Waiting for Jesus in the Temple

Meditation Seven
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple: Seeking Truth

Meditation Eight
The Wedding at Cana: Ask and You Shall Receive

Meditation Nine
At Calvary: Pierced by the Sword, Strengthened by Love

Meditation Ten
Pentecost: Think Globally, Act Globally


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About the Contributor

About the Contributor

Rev. Javier del Castillo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He currently serves as Vicar of Opus Dei in the Midwest (USA) and Vice President of the St. Josemaria Institute.

What is a Retreat?

What is a Retreat?

Retreats are collections of meditations intended to help you set apart a few days to examine your life in the presence of Christ.

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