PODCAST | Sharing in the Self-Emptying of Christ

On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday, the Church marks the half-way point through the season of Lent. In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio renews in us a desire to grow in almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. Lent revolves around the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, which is the greatest form […]

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PODCAST | Begin Again

In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio reflects on the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent. He recounts the familiar story of how Moses encountered God through the burning bush. We see God reveal himself as a liberator, seeking to free the Israelite people. God reveals himself to Moses by stating his name, ‘I AM’, […]

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PODCAST | Transfigured by Silence

In this podcast, Msgr. Dolan shares a reflection on the importance of silence as exemplified in the passage of the Transfiguration of Christ. This Scripture passage reminds us of a popular verse from the book of Psalms, “be still and know that I am God” (Ps 46:11). The disciples who witnessed the transfiguration embraced the […]

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PODCAST | Fortitude

In this podcast, we reflect on the virtue of fortitude as the motivation to overcome temptation. St. Josemaria Escriva tells us that “a task which presents no difficulties lacks human appeal – and supernatural appeal too. If you find no resistance when hammering a nail into a wall, what can you expect to hang on […]

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PODCAST | Take Up Your Cross

In this podcast, we reflect on self-denial as a way to increase our faith and relationship with Christ. If we are to follow Christ, we must deny ourselves and take up our cross daily. Self-denial allows us a certain freedom in which we can live out the Gospel message. The goal of becoming a saint […]

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PODCAST | God Has Become Visible

This time of year is an especially spectacular and special time to penetrate the question: Who is God? What can we know about God? On this podcast we are invited to reflect on the mystery that our God has become one of us and how every prayer and reception of the Sacraments focuses on this […]

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PODCAST | Fourth Week of Advent: Always Be Ready

On this podcast for the third Sunday and week of Advent, we continue our preparation to “be ready” for Christmas—the celebration of our transcendent God breaking into our own world in the fullness of time—by contemplating Jesus Christ as the true source of peace and joy. “He shall take his place as shepherd by the strength […]

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PODCAST | Third Week of Advent: Rejoice in the Lord

On today’s podcast we reflect on the readings for the Mass of the third Sunday of Advent also known as “Gaudete Sunday” or “Rejoice Sunday”. The very first description of Jesus in the Gospel is that he is “good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10). He gives hope and great joy! Great joy always surrounds […]

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PODCAST | Peace and Joy

As we prepare for the season of Advent, we share a reflection on two of the fruits of the Holy Spirit: peace and joy. And how with these gifts we are called to create bright and cheerful homes and environments like the home of the Holy Family in Nazareth. “The fruit of the Spirit is […]

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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 victor over sin and death.  The properties of his suffering on the Cross and his Resurrection stimulate change.  Not only a visible change in our behavior but also a spiritual change in direct correlation with our […]

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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 day I go about mourning. For my sides are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am feeble and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart.”  Psalm […]

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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 of charity/alms giving. Though its exact time of origin is unknown, the practice of fasting and the offering of a penance during the 40 days prior to Easter was more widely visible in the church […]

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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. During the season of lent let us practice being in the presence of Jesus; to be in constant prayer.  In the early church St. Paul taught, to “Put on Christ”.    In order for this […]

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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 the gospels. The Gospel of Luke makes it clear that all are being addressed when Jesus gives instructions on how to be his disciples, “Then Jesus said to all of them, “If anyone would come […]

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PODCAST | Remain in Me

  In this reflection from Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, we are invited to contemplate the “workshop for the first evangelization” and learn how Jesus prepared the first disciples to go out into the world as his witnesses. “Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit […]

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PODCAST | The Resurrection: An Icon of Joy

  In this reflection, Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, invites us to take time during the Easter season to ask God in our prayer: “What is it that you want me to contemplate in light of the Resurrection?” Fr. Peter explains that we will see that we are called to bring Jesus Christ […]

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PODCAST | Learn from Me

  “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) Fr. Peter Armenio, […]

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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 “the Resurrection is an event that can only be accessed by people of faith who have had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.” And, like the women at the tomb and the apostles, how “every […]

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