PODCAST | A Reflection on the Anniversary of the Founding of Opus Dei

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A Reflection on the Anniversary of the Founding of Opus Dei

Fr. Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei, shares how St. Josemaria Escriva founded Opus Dei to build what he calls “a civilization of love” and to bring Jesus Christ, in a new way, into the very heart of the world amid a culture that is contrary to the Gospel.

Fr. Peter tells the story of St. Josemaria’s calling to the priesthood when he was 16 years old, his inspiration for founding Opus Dei on October 2, 1928, and why he believed that the responsibility of extending the Kingdom of God would rest on the shoulders of lay women and men.


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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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