PODCAST | The Universal Call to Adoration

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In this podcast, Fr. Donncha Ó hAodha reflects on how the universal call to adoration is the source of our happiness and the source of our true human flourishing and maturing. We can achieve our fullest human and spiritual potential insofar as we worship and adore God with our whole being and with our lives.

The universal call to adoration, to give all the glory to God, especially through our ordinary, secular, daily, and sometimes mundane/repetitive realities, in no way demeans the human person, but rather raises us up, embellishes all that we have, and enhances all that we are.

As we celebrate the Feast of the Archangels (September 29), Fr. Donncha reminds us that the first function of the angels is to give glory to God. St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael are adorers of the Lord! It’s not surprising that the saints, like St. Josemaria Escriva, would have great devotion to the Archangels, who stand before the throne of God and who kneel before the throne of God in adoration.

The Book of Job tells us that man’s life on earth is a struggle or battle. There is, undoubtedly, a battle going on between good and evil. For all of us in the Church, the Archangels are our great allies. We’re not alone in our battle. In our call to adoration, we are praying within the warmth, the company, the presence of a family, in communion with the Holy Church.

Image “The Seven Archangels” by Massimo Stazione via WikiArt

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Rev. Donncha Ó hAodha Rev. Donncha Ó hAodha

Born in Galway in the West of Ireland, Fr. Donncha Ó hAodha studied English and French Literature at National University of Ireland. He worked as a secondary school teacher for a few years prior to being ordained for the Opus Dei Prelature in 2001. He lives in Dublin where he carries out his ministry mainly with young people.

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