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). Today on the podcast, we listen and reflect on the Sacrifice of the Mass, the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, and how it is the center and summit of our spiritual lives.
Our belief in the Eucharistic Sacrifice comes from God. We don’t achieve that belief through technique but through God’s grace. Our task is to correspond to the faith that God gives us and to ask Him to intensify it so that in our heart and in our gut we believe that the Eucharist is our center.
We also want to tap into the spirit and fervor of the saints. We can learn from their reverent examples and love for the True Presence. Every saint is valuable for our own edification and for helping us labor in our “yes” to God.
“There he is: King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, hidden in the Bread. To this extreme has he humbled himself through love for you” (St. Josemaria Escriva; The Way, no. 538).
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Rev. Peter V. Armenio was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1980. He is the author of several books published by Midwest Theological Forum. He also served as President of the St. Josemaria Institute from 2006 to 2012. He has been working in campus ministry for the past 30 years and is currently a chaplain at The Willows Academy (Des Plaines, IL). He also preaches recollections and gives spiritual direction in Chicago.