PODCAST | At the School of Prayer with St. Josemaria

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In this podcast, Fr. Donncha Ó hAodha offers a profound reflection on St. Josemaria Escriva as a great teacher of prayer to help us renew our awareness of the essential nature of prayer and how transformative it is.

In society, we tend to measure things by people’s doings and achievements. But what ultimately gives value to any life is communion with Christ. Without prayer, nothing! With prayer, everything! Prayer produces the fine wine of Christian holiness in and around us. Prayer fills ordinary life with the greatness of God.

Our Christian faith teaches us that it is God who seeks man out. He does everything to seek us out and to win our hearts. Therefore, we don’t want our prayer to be purely formal, routine, or superficial. We want our prayer to be a genuine conversation, an expression of love, and real communion.

To learn how to do this well, we have the example of Our Lady, because there is nobody who surpasses her in the life of prayer. She also reminds us that a person who prays, who seeks an encounter with Christ, leaves a deep, lasting, and somehow eternal imprint on history.

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Rev. Donncha Ó hAodha Rev. Donncha Ó hAodha

Born in Galway in the West of Ireland, Fr. Donncha Ó hAodha studied English and French Literature at National University of Ireland. He worked as a secondary school teacher for a few years prior to being ordained for the Opus Dei Prelature in 2001. He lives in Dublin where he carries out his ministry mainly with young people.

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