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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.

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PODCAST | The Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 22nd the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  On today’s podcast, we reflect […]

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PODCAST | The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is the woman […]

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PODCAST | Faith: The Ingredient for Miracles

Today on the podcast… How does God want us to view the virtue of faith? If we look to the […]

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PODCAST | Pray Without Ceasing

Today on the podcast… How can we achieve a constant dialogue with God to help us live our Christian vocation […]

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PODCAST | The Transfiguration of the Lord

On August 6th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. On today’s podcast, we listen and […]

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PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

In this podcast, as we celebrate the liturgical feast of St. John Vianney (August 4), Fr. Javier del Castillo explains […]

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PODCAST | "Contrition"

Today on the podcast… We explore the characteristics of having true contrition for our sins: When we are contrite and […]

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PODCAST | "Bringing the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth"

Today on the podcast… We look to St. Josemaria Escriva to contemplate what it truly means to bring the Gospel […]

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PODCAST | "Putting on the Heart of Christ"

Today on the podcast… We look to St. Josemaria Escriva and consider what he learned from the divine inspiration he […]

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PODCAST | "A Revolutionary Message"

Today on the podcast… We are invited to listen and contemplate: How eternal happiness begins here on earth and is […]

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PODCAST | "Freedom: God's Gift to His Children"

Today on the podcast… We are asked to evaluate our appreciation for the precious gift that God gives to us […]

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PODCAST | Our Call to Holiness

In Gaudete et exsultate (no. 9), Pope Francis writes that: “Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church.” On […]

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PODCAST | St. Josemaria's Message on Work

Today on the podcast… On June 26th, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Josemaria Escriva. In this reflection, Fr. […]

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PODCAST | The Sacred Humanity of Jesus

In today’s podcast we ask the Lord to help us to not be satisfied with being a bystander, that we […]

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PODCAST | On Fatherhood

Today on the podcast… Fr. Javier del Castillo commemorates the celebration of Father’s Day by reflecting on the important role […]

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PODCAST | Exercising My Priestly Soul

In this reflection we are called to consider Jesus Christ as the High Priest and how all of us are […]

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PODCAST | The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. On the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr. Javier del Castillo […]

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PODCAST | Praying before Jesus in the Eucharist

 In this podcast from Fr. Justin Gillespie, he shares some considerations on ways that we can speak to our Lord […]

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PODCAST | Eucharist, Resurrection, Hope

 As we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Fr. Justin Gillespie invites us in this new podcast to bring […]

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PODCAST | Visitation

In this reflection on The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, we encounter the realization that Mary offers us […]

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PODCAST | Being Extraordinary in the Ordinary

 Today on the podcast, we are invited to reflect and pray about: What is the ordinary and how can […]

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PODCAST | The Most Holy Trinity

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on what we know […]

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PODCAST | Freedom

On today’s podcast we are reminded, for our contemplation, of the words Pope Benedict XVI offered on the meaning of […]

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PODCAST | Pentecost Sunday

In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, shows how the Apostles were changed after receiving the […]

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PODCAST | Bringing Christ to the Periphery

In this podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, reflects on Christ’s last words before his Ascension and […]

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PODCAST | Evangelizing The Grassroots

Today on the podcast…. “When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it […]

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PODCAST | St. Joseph The Worker

Today on the podcast… On May 1st, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. “…Behold, an angel […]

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PODCAST | Friendship and Jesus

True friendship is a rare and precious gift. While it is a gift, it is also something that we need. […]

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PODCAST | The Dynamics of The Cross and Resurrection

Easter is the highest celebration of the Church because it is the culmination of the Paschal Mystery with Jesus as […]

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PODCAST | The Incarnation of Mercy

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 For an example of what perfection could […]

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PODCAST | Watch and Pray in Gethsemane

     “My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness, I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the […]

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PODCAST | Repent and Believe In The Gospel

Lent is a season of conversion of the mind, heart, and soul through the acts of prayer, penance, and deeds […]

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PODCAST | In Constant Dialogue With Christ

Jesus prepared the disciples to bear fruit as they began to evangelize.  We too must prepare for evangelizing as well. […]

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PODCAST | How To Put Christ First

During this season of lent we are called by the Church to repent of our sins and turn back to […]

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PODCAST | Love For The Liturgy

Today in the podcast…. Love For The Liturgy When we attend Mass do we really envision the joining of heaven […]

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PODCAST | Good News of Great Joy

Today in the podcast…. GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY . . . Do not be afraid or terrified with fear […]

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PODCAST | Passionately Loving The World

Today in the podcast…. Passionately Loving The World In a homily given by St. Josemaria Escriva in the 1960’s he […]

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PODCAST | Unity of Life

Today in the podcast…. Unity Of Life Fr. Peter Armenio, an Opus Dei priest, is quoted in this podcast saying, […]

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PODCAST | No Ordinary Light

Today in the podcast…. No Ordinary Light Fr. Peter Armenio, an Opus Dei priest, reminds us that St. Josemaria was […]

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PODCAST | Interior Struggle

Today in the podcast…. Interior Struggle Jesus spoke these words, “For I tell you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that […]

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PODCAST | I Have Sinned

Today in the podcast…. I HAVE SINNED “I will get up an go back to my father and say to […]

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PODCAST | God Is My Father

Today in the podcast…. GOD IS MY FATHER “My Father — talk to him like that, confidently — who art […]

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PODCAST | Our Perfect Mother

Today in the podcast…. OUR PERFECT MOTHER In this meditation, Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, invites us […]

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PODCAST | Embracing The Cross

Today in the podcast…. EMBRACING THE CROSS In this meditation from Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we are […]

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PODCAST | Apostolate of Attraction

Today in the podcast…. APOSTOLATE OF ATTRACTION In this meditation from Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we are […]

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PODCAST | Becoming Christ

Today in the podcast…. Becoming Christ Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, helps us to reflect upon the means […]

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PODCAST | Apostolic Zeal

Today in the podcast…. Apostolic Zeal In this meditation by Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we reflect upon […]

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PODCAST | Deny Yourself

Today in the podcast…. Deny Yourself In this meditation, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, invites us to reflect […]

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PODCAST | The New Commandment

Today on the podcast…. The New Commandment Fr Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the New Commandment […]

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PODCAST | Turning Work into Prayer

“Each and every event of this life, without exception, must be steps which take you to God, which move you […]

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PODCAST | "Mary, Our Hope"

  In this meditation, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, invites us to reflect upon Mary, especially in light […]

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PODCAST | "Becoming a laborer"

Using the story of the Rich Young Man as the model, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reflects upon […]

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PODCAST | "A Joyful Affirmation"

“Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). In this meditation, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest […]

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PODCAST | "Transmitting the Joy of Christ"

Today in the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reflects upon joy as the foundation for all evangelization […]

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PODCAST | Do Whatever He Tells You

In this reflection from Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we are invited to hear Mary’s words from the […]

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PODCAST | On Patriotism

Today on the podcast…* As we celebrate Independence Day in the USA (July 4th), Fr. Javier del Castillo invites us […]

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PODCAST | The Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva (June 26th)

Today on the podcast…* Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the holy life of the patron saint […]

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PODCAST | Corpus Christi and the Mystery of the Eucharist

Today on the podcast… Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, shares a reflection on the mystery of the […]

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PODCAST | "The Work of the Holy Spirit"

Today on the podcast… Reflecting on the scene of the Last Supper, when Jesus is “beginning to hand the baton […]

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PODCAST | Is Christ My Passion?

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the poverty spirit we should cultivate in […]

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PODCAST | Remain in Me

Today on the podcast… In this reflection from Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we are invited to contemplate […]

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PODCAST | On the Feast of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo (May 12)

Following the beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo in 2014, the Church designated May 12th, the anniversary of his First […]

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PODCAST | The Resurrection: An Icon of Joy

Today on the podcast… In this reflection, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, invites us to take time during […]

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PODCAST | St. Joseph: Template of the Christian Vocation

Today on the podcast… On May 1st, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. To help […]

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PODCAST | Learn from Me

Today on the podcast… “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. […]

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PODCAST | Easter: True Witnesses of Christ

In this podcast for Easter Sunday, Fr. Javier del Castillo invites us to contemplate the Resurrection of Christ and how […]

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PODCAST | Watch and Pray

Today on the podcast… During this prayerful time of Holy Week, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reminds us […]

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PODCAST | The Most Revolutionary “Yes”

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the scene of the Annunciation of the […]

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PODCAST | Do you love me?

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, invites us in this Lenten reflection to seek a […]

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The Works of God | iPray with the Gospel (4th Sunday of Lent)

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, […]

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Solemnity of the Annunciation | iPray with the Gospel

The angel came to her and said, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly […]

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PODCAST | Being Light and Salt

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, explains the Christian vocation in the middle of […]

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Living Water | iPray with the Gospel (3rd Sunday of Lent)

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink”…The Samaritan woman said […]

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PODCAST | The Mass and Evangelization

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, explains what it means to “put on the […]

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Up a High Mountain | iPray with the Gospel (2nd Sunday of Lent)

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a […]

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PODCAST | Becoming a Grain of Wheat

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, contemplates St. John’s definition of God as “infinite […]

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Into the Wilderness | iPray with the Gospel (1st Sunday of Lent)

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted […]

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"Do Not Be Anxious About Tomorrow" | iPray with the Gospel

“Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; […]

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Feast of the Chair of St. Peter | iPray with the Gospel

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that the […]

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PODCAST | Connecting With Christ Through Humility

Today on the podcast… Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, shows how the Christian life is a continual […]

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"Love Your Enemies" | iPray with the Gospel (7th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to […]

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Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius | iPray with the Gospel

After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town […]

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"Do Not Swear At All" | iPray with the Gospel (6th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

“Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the […]

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PODCAST | Revealing the Heart of Christ

Today on the podcast… Revealing the Heart of Christ Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, reflects on Jesus’s […]

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The Light of the World | iPray with the Gospel (5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light […]

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PODCAST | Making Christ Our Center

Today on the podcast… Making Christ Our Center Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, shares what the parable […]

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The Sermon on the Mount | iPray with the Gospel

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they […]

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The Conversion of St. Paul | iPray with the Gospel

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who […]

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PODCAST | Becoming Leaven for the World

Today on the podcast… Becoming Leaven for the World Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, encourages us to […]

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I Will Make You Fishers of Men | iPray with the Gospel

Jesus saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for […]

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Behold the Lamb of God | iPray with the Gospel

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the […]

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PODCAST | Our Journey To Christ the Light

Today on the podcast… Our Journey To Christ the Light At the end of this Christmas season, Fr. Peter Armenio, […]

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The Baptism of Our Lord | iPray with the Gospel

Jesus came to John, to be baptised by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptised […]

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The Epiphany of Our Lord | iPray with the Gospel

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from […]

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PODCAST | To Jesus Through Mary

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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The Most Holy Name of Jesus | iPray with the Gospel

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the […]

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The Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God | iPray with the Gospel

And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they […]

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His Own People Received Him Not | iPray with the Gospel

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in […]

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Feast of the Holy Family | iPray with the Gospel

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years […]

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My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation | iPray with the Gospel

And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem […]

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Feast of the Holy Innocents | iPray with the Gospel

An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, […]

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Feast of St John the Apostle | iPray with the Gospel

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one […]

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The Feast of St. Stephen, the First Martyr | iPray with the Gospel

Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in […]

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Christmas Day | iPray with the Gospel

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled… And all went […]

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Christmas Eve | iPray with the Gospel

Zechariah said, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people, and has raised […]

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PODCAST | God's Love For Us

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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PODCAST | Christmas, A Celebration of Divine Access

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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PODCAST | The Humanity of Jesus

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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She Will Bear a Son | iPray with the Gospel (The Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, […]

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PODCAST | Becoming Bethlehem

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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PODCAST | Mary, Teacher of Friendship

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | iPray with the Gospel

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she […]

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Gaudete Sunday | iPray with the Gospel

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said […]

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception | iPray with the Gospel

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you! … Do not be afraid, […]

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The Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness | iPray with the Gospel (The Second Sunday of Advent)

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is […]

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You Do Not Know On What Day Your Lord Is Coming | iPray with the Gospel (The First Sunday of Advent)

“As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. For as in those […]

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PODCAST | The Joy of Encountering Christ

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Did you know that listeners like you are helping to make these podcasts possible? […]

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PODCAST | Thanksgiving Day and Acts of Gratitude

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States, Father Javier del Castillo reminds […]

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PODCAST | The Sanctification of Work

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud Today on the podcast… The Sanctification of Work Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of […]

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The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary | iPray with the Gospel

And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, […]

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