PODCAST | The Family: Leaven of a New Humanity

[ Transcript ]

In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio reflects on the role of marriage and family as catalysts in revitalizing Christianity in the world today. 

Contemplating the gospel of the Wedding Feast at Cana (Jn 2:1-12), Fr. Peter explains the significance of the sacramentality of marriage which facilitates a bond of fidelity, love and self-giving between a husband and wife. Through this bond, the home is able to become a school of prayer, joy, contemplation, dialogue, and love. Mother and father are able to share the light of Christ with their children and form their children in society. 

As St. Josemaria said: “I always look upon Christian homes with hope and affection, upon all the families which are the fruit of the sacrament of matrimony. They are a shining witness of the great divine mystery of Christ’s loving union with his Church. We must strive so that these cells of Christianity may be born and may develop with a desire for holiness” (Conversations, no. 91).

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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