PODCAST | Fifth Sunday of Lent: Our Death

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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,
unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
it remains just a grain of wheat;
but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
Whoever loves his life loses it,
and whoever hates his life in this world
will preserve it for eternal life.” (Jn 12: 23-25)

Fr Javier del Castillo encourages us in this meditation to reflect on the meaning of death– death to self and death in this world– and to understand “death as a remedy for evil and as a gift.” Being aware of our death can help us to live each day with a supernatural desire “to do penance and to make many acts of love confident that God will be there at the end– to love today so that I can love for eternity.”

A GUIDE FOR MEDITATION:

We encourage you to write down moments from the meditations that strike you, as well as the thoughts, inspirations and resolutions that arise from your prayer and reflection with our Meditation Journal Sheet. Download it here: Meditation Journal Page

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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 Chicago and is Vice President of the St. Josemaria Institute.

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