PODCAST | Stella Matutina

As we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Fr Javier del Castillo’s homily, “Stella Matutina”, helps us to reflect on the meaning of this special title of our Lady, “Morning Star”, and how Mary “entrusted herself entirely to God.

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PODCAST | The Necessity of Prayer: A Reflection on the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo shares insight into the life of St. Teresa of Avila and reflects on an important lesson we can learn from her: the necessity of prayer. Saint Teresa of Avila understood that people are not born saints but can achieve sainthood through cooperation in God’s divine plan. Her time of prayer was most frequently spent in quiet contemplation upon the suffering of Christ, allowing her to become more aware of her own sinfulness which led her to rely more fully on God. In following the example of Saint Teresa of Avila and turning away from sin, we too can walk the path toward sainthood.

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PODCAST | Opus Dei: A Pathway to Holiness

In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo talks about Opus Dei—its beginnings and mission—and explains the essence of the vocation to holiness, specifically the vocation to Opus Dei. He also explains what it means to have a secular outlook—a characteristic of the lay faithful who are called to sanctify temporal affairs in the world by bringing Christ into that world.

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PODCAST | “The Way”: An Introduction

Published in 1939, The Way by St. Josemaria Escriva has become a spiritual classic that has been translated to over 40 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo introduces listeners to The Way: what inspired its content and how it continues to provide spiritual wisdom and counsel to […]

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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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