PODCAST | Pentecost Sunday

In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo, priest of Opus Dei, shows how the Apostles were changed after receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and how we too can be docile to the promptings of the Spirit.

What you’ll hear:

– How the Church was truly universal at the very beginning
– Why the Acts of the Apostles is sometimes referred to as the “Gospel of the Holy Spirit”
– How the Apostles were different after receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
– The gifts of the Holy Spirit that the Apostles received at Pentecost
– The Holy Spirit’s central role in evangelization
– Why St. Josemaria referred to the Holy Spirit as “the Great Unknown”
– How we can get to know the Holy Spirit


“[The Holy Spirit] is sent by the Father and the Son so that we are not left orphans.”

“Once Jesus left, he wanted to do something that no one else can do, which is to remain with us. And he does that through the presence of the Holy Spirit, who will speak in the name of Christ, and who will remind us of everything that Jesus did and taught.”

“Truly the Church was born catholic from the very beginning.”

“Imagine what could happen when the Holy Spirit comes to us. We will be united with people who we didn’t even think that we could be united with. And that is a testament to the catholicity of the Church.”

“When the Spirit comes to each one of us in a new Pentecost, we will have this sensitivity to understand the things of God. And not only the things of God, but we will understand the things of the world from God’s point of view also. We will understand the meaning of the created world and how it can lead us to God.”

“What is my relationship with the Holy Spirit? Am I docile? Do I listen? Do I have my antenna up to listen to the fine suggestions, the whispers, of the Holy Spirit when I need to serve others?”

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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