At the end of this Christmas season, Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, reflects on how our journey to Christ is like that of the magi, and what the three gifts of the magi can teach us about approaching Christ.
“God has called us clearly and unmistakably. Like the Magi we have discovered a star: a light and a guide in the sky of our soul” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Christ is Passing By, no. 32).
Rev. Peter V. Armenio was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1980. He is the author of several books published by Midwest Theological Forum, including Highlights of the Catholic Faith. He also served as President of the St. Josemaria Institute from 2006 to 2012. He has been working in campus ministry for the past 30 years and also preaches recollections and gives spiritual direction in Chicago.