PODCAST | St. John Paul II: A Model of Friendship

What do authentic, faith-filled friendships look like?

Reflecting upon the life of Pope Saint John Paul II, we see the witness of his authentic, faith-filled friendships come to fruition through his life of piety, trust in the Lord, and love of neighbor. In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio examines the life of Pope Saint John Paul II and draws inspiration from the personable interactions he shared with those close to him.

By imitating the lives of the saints and pursuing a relationship with Christ, we can learn to foster genuine friendships in our own life and journey with others along the path of holiness. As St. Josemaria explains: “In a Christian, in a child of God, friendship and charity are one and the same thing. They are a divine light which spreads warmth” (The Forge, no. 565).

Rev. Peter Armenio Rev. Peter Armenio

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. 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 is currently a chaplain at The Willows Academy (Des Plaines, IL). He also preaches recollections and gives spiritual direction in Chicago.

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