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 (by faith) and what we cannot comprehend about the three divine Persons of the Blessed Trinity. What you’ll hear: – Why God created us – How the three Persons of the Trinity are distinguished from […]

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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 Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and how we too can be docile to the promptings of the Spirit. What you’ll hear: – How the Church was truly universal at the very beginning – Why the Acts […]

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PODCAST | On Patriotism

  As we celebrate Independence Day in the USA (July 4th), Fr. Javier del Castillo invites us to pause and pray about the role, purpose, and good of temporal authorities and why the right ordering of society should be built upon reason and natural law. What you’ll hear: – What Jesus taught about temporal authorities […]

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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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PODCAST | The Feast of St. Joseph

Today on the St. Josemaria Institute podcast we bring you a special edition in honor of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph (March 19). Who was Joseph? What was he called to do? How did he answer God’s call? How did he provide for the needs of Mary and Jesus? Fr Javier del Castillo invites us in […]

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PODCAST | Gaudete Sunday

In this meditation for the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, Fr Javier del Castillo reflects on the profound meaning of this passage from St Paul – “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). “We ought to rejoice. This is something really important, absolutely necessary, to rejoice in the Lord always […]

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PODCAST | On the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. In this meditation, Father Javier del Castillo contemplates the origin of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the meaning of suffering, and how both the little and big crosses in our lives are opportunities to be united in humility to the cross of Jesus Christ. As […]

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PODCAST | St. James the Apostle

In today’s podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo meditates on St. James the Apostle, a “son of thunder,” and reflects on how we too can become a magnanimous, humble, and daring disciple of Christ. What you’ll hear: 0:40 – About the nickname of St. James “son of thunder.” 1:20 – A theory on why the mother […]

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PODCAST | May: The Month of Our Mother Mary

In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo celebrates Mother’s Day by meditating on our Mother Mary, and why we should turn to her powerful intercession, especially in the Holy Rosary. He also reflects on the theology behind repetitive and intercessory prayer, and St. Josemaria’s suggestions for how to honor Mary in the month of May. […]

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PODCAST | The Feast of St. Mark

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. On April 25th we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. St. Mark wrote one of the Gospel accounts and was a companion of St. Paul on his first missionary journey. However, in the Acts of the Apostles, we discover that St. Mark abandoned St. Paul, and that […]

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PODCAST | Good Friday: Darkness and Light

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Today’s meditation by Fr Javier del Castillo on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast invites us on this Good Friday to stand in the darkness with Mary, John, and the women at the foot of the cross of Jesus and to contemplate how Jesus, the Son of God, was able […]

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PODCAST | Fifth Sunday of Lent: Our Death

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. As we begin the final week of Lent and prepare for Holy Week, we share with you on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast a meditation for the Fifth Sunday of Lent: “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, […]

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