PODCAST | The Incarnation of Mercy
“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
For an example of what perfection could look like, let us read what St. Faustina wrote in her diary, “Neither graces, nor revelations, nor raptures, nor gifts granted to a soul make it perfect, but rather the intimate union of the soul with God. These gifts are merely ornaments of the soul, but constitute neither its essence nor its perfection.” St. Faustina died of tuberculosis in Krakow, Poland, on October 5, 1938. St. Faustina makes it clear that the intimate union of a soul with God relies on the prayer life a soul has nurtured with God.
In this meditation we reflect on the mercy of God through a deeper understanding of the Eucharist which reveals the true presence of Jesus resurrected and how Jesus is the incarnation of mercy itself.
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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.