PODCAST | “Glowing Witnesses”: Third Sunday of Advent

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In this podcast for the Third Sunday of Advent, Fr. Leo Austin encourages us to continue our interior journey this season — a journey to (re)discover our vocations by asking ourselves the deeper questions of life: Who am I? What’s my identity? What’s the reason of my existence?

St. John the Baptist was asked a similar question to which he immediately answered, “I am not the light, but came to testify to the light” (Jn 1:6-9). We will discover that our vocation is also to testify to the light and to be glowing witnesses of Christ who walks by our side and calls us to happiness.

Pope Paul VI said, “In our world today, we need glowing witnesses who know how to break open the dark skies of the world, not with words, but with the witness of their lives.” As witnesses to Christ, we can look around at the world and at every single human being as tabernacles– all of our friends are dwelling places of the Blessed Trinity.

In this meditation, therefore, Fr. Leo helps us to consider the importance of our mission and our vocation as apostles in order to make a lot of friends and to be a friend of friends who radiates the light and friendship they have received from God.

Missed the podcasts for the first and second Sundays of Advent? It’s not too late to tune in! Explore “A Time for Hope: Advent with St. Josemaria Escriva” – a collection of devotions, readings, and meditations from the St. Josemaria Institute to help you prepare for the Nativity of Our Lord and the season of Christmas.

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Rev. Leo Austin Rev. Leo Austin

B.A. Pompeu Fabra University; Ph.D. Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. After being ordained in 2008, Fr. Leo developed his ministry as a priest during 5 years at Aldovea High School (Madrid, Spain). In 2013 he moved to Berkeley, California. He has been involved in several programs for High School students, providing them with spiritual guidance and helping them to live their Catholic Faith as an integral part of their personality. He moved to Northridge Prep (Niles, IL) in the summer of 2015.

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