Reflections & Meditations

Every week on our podcast you will find prayerful reflections and spiritual readings to help you grow closer to God through the liturgical seasons, feast days, devotions, the lives of the saints, and the moments of everyday life.  The podcasts are usually under 30 minutes so that you can take advantage of them during your time of prayer, commute, lunch, or any time you want to listen to something good. For tips on how to use our podcasts in your daily prayer, please click here.


Msgr. Frederick Dolan

Msgr. Frederick Dolan, a native of Bethesda, Maryland, was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1983. He has worked in Rome, New York City, South Bend (Indiana) and New Haven (CT). Since 1998 he has resided in Montreal and has been serving as Vicar of Opus Dei for Canada.

Rev. Peter Armenio

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.

Rev. Javier del Castillo

Rev. Javier del Castillo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He currently serves as Vicar of Opus Dei in the Midwest (USA) and Vice President of the St. Josemaria Institute.

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