PODCAST | Corpus Christi: Transforming the World from Within

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In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo guides us to contemplate the beautiful gift of the Eucharist in which Jesus fulfills the promise to remain with us and to transform the world from within.

The Eucharist, Fr. Javier explains, has “a double effect of restoring the spiritual losses caused by sins and defects and of increasing the power of the virtues. This is what happens when we go to Communion, when we receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord… this food is not transformed into us, we are transformed into Him.”

As we prepare for the feast of Corpus Christi, therefore, we can pray about “how we can correspond to Our Lord… Anything we do for Our Lord will be little in comparison to what He deserves.” So, we want to be humble even though “He outdoes us in humility. He lowers Himself; He stoops Himself even more than we ever can.

The Eucharist is truly that which will allow us to persevere in our call, in our call to holiness. It keeps you going and gives you strength when you’re tired, when you’re exhausted, in, your works of charity, in your Christian life… Turn to Our Lord in the Eucharist and draw new life from that infinite well of holiness and charity, which is the Eucharist.”

In the Eucharist, God is with us. We have to be in awe that God is with us, all the power of God. He doesn’t have anything else to give, He has given everything to us. We should cast away our fears of giving ourselves to others. We should adopt this Eucharistic generosity in our lives.”

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Rev. Javier del Castillo Rev. Javier del Castillo

Fr. Javier del Castillo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He currently carries out his pastoral ministry in New York and is President of the St. Josemaria Institute.

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