PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

In today’s podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo explains why priests need our prayers and reflects on the four characteristics of a priestly soul according to St. Josemaria Escriva.

What You’ll Hear:

2:05 – Why pray for priests?

4:05 – How priests are like great chefs

5:30 – How the priesthood is a gift of God to the Church

8:25 – What is the vocation of a priest?

14:00 – How prayer for priests actually makes a difference

16:05 – St. Josemaria’s advice to his brother priests

17:35 – How St. John Vianney was a model priest

18:35 – Why St. Josemaria turned down positions of prestige

20:30 – Why St. Josemaria said that a priest is like a rug

22:40 – The four characteristics of a priestly soul, according to St. Josemaria

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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