PODCAST | Part Two: You Know That I Love You

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Continuing our Easter Mini-Series: In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio turns our attention to the Apostles’ encounter with the Risen Lord along the shore of Galilee in which Peter jumps out of the boat and swims to shore out of his urgent desire to be with Christ. Peter’s actions surrounding the events of the Paschal Mystery show us that we all have the capacity to fall from the grace of God. However, Fr. Peter reminds us that the devil is always conquered if we freely turn to Christ through the sacraments and our life of prayer.

Reflecting on the interaction of Peter with Christ on the shore, we see that repentance and contrition is the foundation of holiness. Jesus is inviting Peter back into a loving relationship with him, just as he continues to invite us into a deeper relationship each day. As we seek the Lord through the sacrament of confession, we freely express our love for him and encounter a more profound experience of his mercy.

During the Easter season, we are pleased to share a special podcast series on St. Peter and the Resurrected Christ. The series will reflect on the repentance and radical love of St. Peter from his denial of Christ to his running to the empty tomb, and to his encounter with the glorious Jesus on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is a call for us this Easter to also run to Our Lord in all things, especially in our life of prayer and piety.

Recommended book to accompany the series: Simon Peter by Georges Chevrot

Continue the series online:



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, 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.

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