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A Living Monstrance

6/17/2019
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This Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) when “we come together to consider the depths of our Lord’s love for us, which has led him to stay with us, hidden under the appearances of the Blessed Sacrament” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Christ is Passing By, no. 150). Present under the property of bread and wine, the Church believes the Eucharist is fully the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. In this podcast, Fr. Peter...

Duration:00:29:52

Working for God

6/10/2019
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In this podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo shares a reflection on working for God, inspired by the homily given by Saint Josemaria on February 6, 1960. Fr. Javier poses three important questions for us to consider as we approach work each day: Do we work for Christ? We see in the beginning passages of Scripture that God gave man and woman the vocation to work – to till the garden. We are each called to put our talents at the service of God. Work itself is not to be seen as the end, but rather,...

Duration:00:33:10

The Power of Pentecost

6/3/2019
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This Sunday, the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost, recognized as the birthday of the Church, in which the apostles received an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and were inspired to go out and share the faith in a radical way. In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio shares a reflection on recognizing the importance of the Holy Spirit within our own life. The Holy Spirit helps us discern the personal message of Pentecost to all of us who want to follow Christ and live the Gospel to the full....

Duration:00:27:57

Part Five | Light-Bearers

5/26/2019
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Fr. Javier concludes this five-part series reminding us of our call to go out and share the good news, just as the disciples had done after encountering Christ on the road to Emmaus. Saint Josemaria tells us, “we are children of God—bearers of the only flame that can light up the paths of the earth for souls. The Lord uses us as torches, to make that light shine out…it depends on us that many should not remain in darkness, but walk instead along paths that lead to eternal life” (The Forge,...

Duration:00:30:05

Part Four | Eucharistic People

5/18/2019
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In this podcast, Fr. Javier explains the symbolism of the Mass found in the story of the Road to Emmaus. Throughout their journey together, the disciples listen to a “homily” of everything that had to happen to the Christ, especially regarding suffering. The climax of the story occurs when Christ took bread, blessed it, and broke it. The journey to Emmaus is structured in the same way as the Mass, with both a Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist. When Christ consecrates the...

Duration:00:33:30

Part One | The Annunciation: Called to be Generous

5/13/2019
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“And Mary said, behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word.” (Lk 1:38) A Spiritual Retreat in the Footsteps of Mary guides us through the life of Mary as we seek to renew and transform our own life of faith through prayer. Following in Mary’s example of responding to God’s call to love and serve unconditionally, we are each called to reach that same height of holiness. As you listen to this retreat, you will be able to reflect with Mary upon the key moments the...

Duration:00:27:27

Part Three | Redemptive Suffering

5/11/2019
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We continue in our journey with the disciples to Emmaus when Christ raises the question, “Did not Christ have to suffer these things before entering into his glory?” Fr. Javier explains that this is the question of Christianity and is often the reason why many people do not understand Christianity. This question leads people to ask, “how can you reconcile suffering with a loving God?” Throughout their journey to Emmaus, Christ pulls together Scripture and traces the theme of the cross and...

Duration:00:32:03

Part Two | Examination & Prayer

5/4/2019
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God asks questions. But why? We find hundreds of questions in the Gospel asked by Jesus himself. When Christ asks questions in Scriptures, we ask ourselves these same questions. Christ is inviting us to reflect, which in turn, leads us to examination. Examination, in turn, leads to prayer. Through examination, we not only come to know ourselves better, but we come to know God better. God is both human and divine. He doesn’t need to pray in his divine nature, but he needs to pray as a man, in...

Duration:00:29:29

Part One | Searching for More

4/23/2019
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On today's podcast, Fr. Javier del Castillo sets the stage for a five-part series on The Road to Emmaus. In the Scripture passage, we see that the disciples do not make it all the way to Emmaus. This is a sign of their own conversion as they were running away from the events they had witnessed. In their eyes, they were let down. Christ was supposed to liberate them from the Romans, but as a result of the crucifixion, their Savior looks like a fraud. In the eyes of these two disciples, Christ...

Duration:00:32:06

Easter, A Time of Joy

4/19/2019
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In this podcast, Msgr. Fred Dolan recounts the story of the resurrection as told in the Gospel of Easter Sunday and to which the Apostles became witnesses and used as the basis for their preaching. This passage leads us to reflect on gratitude and our own relationship with Christ. We are encouraged to foster a spirit of gratitude, knowing that Christ loves each one of us and freely gave himself up so that we might have life and live it to the full. From this spirit of gratitude, we can...

Duration:00:27:11

Keep Watch & Pray

4/12/2019
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In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio shares a reflection on the Gospel passage of the Passion of Christ (Luke 22:14-23:56) which is read on Palm Sunday. During this time, the Church invites her people to focus directly on the suffering of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The longer Gospel readings help us to honor Christ’s request to “keep watch and pray” with him as he asked the Apostles in the Garden of Gethsemane. In this scene, we prayerfully rediscover God’s love for us expressed through his...

Duration:00:29:31

The Gift of Mercy

4/6/2019
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In this podcast, Msgr. Fred Dolan shares a reflection on the gift of mercy as seen through the Gospel of the woman caught in adultery (John 8:1-11). This Gospel passage leads us to reflect inward and ask ourselves: how quickly do we pass judgement on others without even realizing it? The main goal of Satan is to create division among people, whether it be a family, a church community or an entire society. The main antidote to this divisiveness and negativity is mercy. Mercy is God’s free...

Duration:00:24:28

iPray with the Gospel | Fifth Sunday of Lent

4/4/2019
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The St. Josemaria Institute has partnered with iPray with the Gospel to bring the popular daily Gospel reflections to life on our podcast. iPray with the Gospel is helpful for those who want to use the Gospel for their daily conversation with Jesus Christ. For the complete text of today's reflection, visit: https://stjosemaria.org/ipray-fifth-sunday-of-lent/. ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please leave a...

Duration:00:03:40

Sharing in the Self-Empyting of Christ

3/31/2019
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On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday, the Church marks the half-way point through the season of Lent. In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio renews in us a desire to grow in almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. Lent revolves around the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, which is the greatest form of self-emptying and self-love. We, as followers of Christ, must embrace the cross and come to know Christ through sharing in His self-emptying. We come to know Christ more deeply...

Duration:00:31:22

iPray With The Gospel | Fourth Sunday Of Lent

3/29/2019
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The St. Josemaria Institute has partnered with iPray with the Gospel to bring the popular daily Gospel reflections to life on our podcast. iPray with the Gospel is helpful for those who want to use the Gospel for their daily conversation with Jesus Christ. For the complete text of today's reflection, visit: https://stjosemaria.org/ipray-fourth-sunday-of-lent/. ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please leave...

Duration:00:03:34

iPray With The Gospel | Third Sunday Of Lent

3/22/2019
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The St. Josemaria Institute has partnered with iPray with the Gospel to bring the popular daily Gospel reflections to life on our podcast. iPray with the Gospel is helpful for those who want to use the Gospel for their daily conversation with Jesus Christ. For the complete text of today's reflection, visit: https://stjosemaria.org/ipray-third-sunday-of-lent/. ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please leave a...

Duration:00:03:00

Begin Again

3/22/2019
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In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio reflects on the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent. He recounts the familiar story of how Moses encountered God through the burning bush. We see God reveal himself as a liberator, seeking to free the Israelite people. God reveals himself to Moses by stating his name, ‘I AM’, which is the first time God reveals this in Scripture. God desires a personal relationship with us, and like all relationships, this relationship begins with an introduction. This...

Duration:00:30:34

iPray with the Gospel | Second Sunday of Lent

3/15/2019
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The St. Josemaria Institute has partnered with iPray with the Gospel to bring the popular daily Gospel reflections to life on our podcast. iPray with the Gospel is helpful for those who want to use the Gospel for their daily conversation with Jesus Christ. For the complete text of today's reflection, visit: https://stjosemaria.org/ipray-second-sunday-of-lent-2/ ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please leave...

Duration:00:03:58

Transfigured By Silence

3/11/2019
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In this podcast, Msgr. Dolan shares a reflection on the importance of silence as exemplified in the passage of the Transfiguration of Christ. This Scripture passage reminds us of a popular verse from the book of Psalms, “be still and know that I am God” (Ps 46:11). The disciples who witnessed the transfiguration embraced the silence; they did not tell anyone what they had seen. They understood that anything other than silence would have ruined everything. Instead, they held on to the fresh...

Duration:00:25:51

iPray with the Gospel | First Sunday of Lent

3/8/2019
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The St. Josemaria Institute has partnered with iPray with the Gospel to bring the popular daily Gospel reflections to life on our podcast. iPray with the Gospel is helpful for those who want to use the Gospel for their daily conversation with Jesus Christ. For the complete text of today's reflection, visit: https://stjosemaria.org/ipray-first-sunday-of-lent/. ______________________________________________________________ THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please leave a...

Duration:00:03:40