Joe discussed the trappings of attachments. A common problem we see in the world today. It is through mortification and prayer that this modern form of slavery is overcome and the path to holiness is achieved.
On today’s show, Joe reflected upon the writings of Opus Dei founder, St. Josemaria Escriva. In his book, “The Way”, St. Josemaria shares his wisdom, insight, and experience on how to manage our Interior Struggles and reign victorious in these daily battles.
Joe discussed the beauty of Advent and the opportunity it provides for us to grow in holiness. At the beginning of our Liturgical year, during this time of penance and mortification, now is the time to make our resolutions and elevate our spiritual game! We are called to be Saints, let’s get after it!
Ken talks with his guest Eric Sammons, author of Holiness for Everyone – The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva. The early Church held that all believers could achieve holiness. Over time, this conviction was largely forgotten. Sainthood seemed to be an honor only intended for a select few among the priests and religious. Eric Sammons tells us how Spanish priest and canonized saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, recovered the message of the universal call to holiness. His legacy is the belief that each of us can, by God’s grace, achieve holiness through the course of our ordinary life and work. You can download the introduction and 1st chapter of his book at www.ericsammons.com You can read all of St Escriva’s writings for free at www.escrivaworks.org His book can be purchased at catalog.osv.com
Steve’s guest on this program was Fr. Juan Velez, a San Francisco priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He has an article in the One More Soul “Obey Mandate or Scripture” newspaper challenge to the HHS mandate, which we will be discussing along with the Bishops’ “Religious Liberty, Our Most Cherished Freedom” article.