PODCAST | The Power of Faith
Today on the podcast…
We reflect on the virtue of faith and the power of fidelity–habitual/ongoing faith–to help us be fruitful imitators of the Apostles who worked miracles and attracted people to Jesus Christ. Like the Apostles, we need to exercise a certain kind of faith that can be attained by entering into the Heart of Christ through three entranceways: the Eucharist, the Cross, and the Word (meditating on the Word of God and mental prayer).
“Stir up that fire of faith. Christ is not a figure that has passed. He is not a memory that is lost in history. He lives! ‘Jesus Christus heri et hodie, ipse et in saecula’, says Saint Paul. — ‘Jesus Christ is the same today as he was yesterday and as he will be for ever’” (St. Josemaria Escriva; The Way, no. 584).
Our desire for fidelity will also lead us to ask Him like the Apostles: Lord, what do you want us to do? We will feel a desire to give ourselves fully to our Christian vocation, which is the collective vocation of the Mystical Body of Christ to evangelize and attract people to Him through our friendship, charity, and counsel.
We ask Our Lady, through her intercession, that we be enlightened on how to be more faithful by giving of ourselves more to the will of her Son, Jesus Christ.
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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.