PODCAST | Holy Purity: A Joyful Affirmation

On Saturday, July 6, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Maria Goretti, who is honored for her heroic resistance when a young man tried to seduce her when she was eleven years of age. After resisting the young man’s actions, Saint Maria Goretti was stabbed fourteen times and died four days later as a […]

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PODCAST | Working for God

In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo shares a reflection on working for God, inspired by the homily given by Saint Josemaria on February 6, 1960.  Fr. Javier poses three important questions for us to consider as we approach work each day:  Do we work for Christ? We see in the beginning passages of Scripture […]

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PODCAST | Our Journey to Follow Christ

On this podcast we reflect on our personal journey to follow Jesus Christ. To follow Jesus is a journey and this is why he says he is the way (John 14:6). And, the geography of this journey is the human heart–our hearts. Like the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), our journey begins by contemplating the love […]

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PODCAST | The Love of God

On this podcast we are invited to contemplate the apostles’ first encounter with Jesus Christ and how that experience was an encounter with the love He had for them. Jesus is human love with a human nature–the Word made flesh. After Jesus’ first conversation with Andrew and John, Andrew left the Lord’s house a new […]

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PODCAST | Our Calling to Remain in Him

Today on the podcast… We listen to the words of Jesus in the Gospel of St. John and reflect on what it means to our calling in life (vocation): “Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither […]

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PODCAST | Only Holiness Works

On today’s podcast for the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1st), we reflect on the meaning of personal holiness and how it means allowing God to grow in us so that we can be other Christs, Christ Himself. “In order to bring peace, genuine peace, to souls; in order to transform the earth and to […]

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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 […]

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PODCAST | 90th Anniversary of Opus Dei

Ninety years ago, on October 2nd, God showed Opus Dei to the young St. Josemaria Escriva. It happened in an instant, he fell to his knees dazzled by all that God had just showed him. On this anniversary, our desire is not simply to celebrate this milestone in the history of Opus Dei but also […]

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PODCAST | Pray Without Ceasing

  How can we achieve a constant dialogue with God to help us live our Christian vocation to discipleship? Our Christian vocation by virtue of baptism is to spread the Kingdom of God–to attract people to Christ. This work of discipleship and evangelization is a work of a lifetime. To carry out this work, we […]

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PODCAST | Good News of Great Joy

“Do not be afraid or terrified with fear of them, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear…” (1 Peter 3:14-16) This is the courage that […]

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PODCAST | Unity of Life

Fr. Peter Armenio, an Opus Dei priest, is quoted in this podcast saying, “We are disciples of Christ marked with this unity of life that we give an experience of Christ through joy.”   He challenges us to evaluate our daily lives and see if we can find Christ there in the midst. He stresses that, […]

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PODCAST | No Ordinary Light

In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio reflects on how St. Josemaria Escriva was inspired by the light of God with the mission to bring Christ into the heart of the entire world in a way that He had never been before, especially into a world gripped by a culture of death and in need of […]

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PODCAST | God Is My Father

“My Father — talk to him like that, confidently — who art in heaven, look upon me with compassionate Love, and make me respond to thy love. —Melt and enkindle my heart of bronze, burn and purify my unmortified flesh, fill my mind with supernatural light, make my tongue proclaim the Love and Glory of […]

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PODCAST | Our Perfect Mother

In this meditation, Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, invites us to come to understand the importance of the second most perfect gift that God has given us at the foot of the cross, the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, is also our Mother.   He explains through her Immaculate […]

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PODCAST | Embracing The Cross

In this meditation from Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we are invited to reflect upon the cross, particularly as a medium to connect with the Lord.  Highlighting the imprisonment and martyrdom of St. Thomas More as an example, Fr. Peter illustrates that when faced with suffering, we might be tempted to discouragement if […]

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PODCAST | Becoming Christ

Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, helps us to reflect upon the means of becoming like Christ using the story of the Rich Young Man (Mark 10: 17-22) as the model. The young man, desiring eternal life, asks Jesus what he must do. After exhorting the young man to follow the commandments, Jesus invites […]

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PODCAST | Apostolic Zeal

In this meditation by Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we reflect upon “hunger to know the Master” as the source for apostolic zeal and the foundation for fruitfulness in the apostolate. Although Jesus gave the mandate to his followers to bring the Gospel to all the corners of the earth, his Apostles realized […]

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