Meditations in Manhattan

Meditations in Manhattan

By Opus Dei NYC
Like other forms of meditation, Christian meditation starts with mindfulness. Unlike them, it is essentially a dialogue with the "Love that moves the sun and the other stars" (Dante), and leads to a deeper friendship with Jesus Christ. In these recordings, Opus Dei priests reflect and pray out loud to stir hearts to this dialogue.
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My Umbilical Cord to the Trinity
By baptism, each of us has been introduced into the inner life of God, into His family: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In this meditation, Fr. Joe Keefe helps us to appreciate more keenly this greatest of gifts.
30:45
June 6, 2020
Everyday Martyrs
"If anyone will come after me, let him take up his Cross and follow me." (Lk 9:23) The word martyr comes from Greek and it means witness. In this meditation, Fr Timothy Uhen helps us to reflect on the need to bear witness to Christ in our daily life.
30:49
June 3, 2020
Befriending the Holy Spirit
Saint Josemaria Escrivá referred to the Holy Spirit as the Great Unknown because, for some, "He is merely a name that is mentioned, but not Someone, not one of the  three persons in the one God, with whom we can talk and with whose life we can live". With the Feast of Pentecost fast approaching, Fr. Timothy Uhen helps us pray about ways we can grow in friendship with the Holy Spirit.
29:27
May 29, 2020
In Praise of Self-Mastery
"Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and  drunkenness," says Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. In this meditation, Fr. John Agnew helps us see the importance of the virtue of temperance to  keep our hearts free to love God and our friends.
23:16
May 25, 2020
Thirsting for Pure Love
In Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman, we are shown what it means to look at another person with a pure gaze. Father Joe Keefe reflects on the universal thirst and hunger for true happiness. Holy Purity is the virtue that allows us to feed and drink from the one Source that never fails, that never dries up.
25:32
May 23, 2020
Parting is such Sweet Sorrow
On the Feast of the Ascension, we consider the mixed emotions of the Apostles as they rejoice in our Lord’s triumphal entry into Heaven, while feeling “orphaned” by his departure. Father Joe Keefe meditates on the fact that Jesus remains with us powerfully in the Sacraments, exercising his role as High Priest in the Heavenly Temple.
28:25
May 21, 2020
The Greatness of Little Things
Saint Josemaria saw in the care for little things a way to respond to God's infinite love for us. For him, Holy Mary always stood out as a model of dedication to Jesus through the seemingly unimportant occurrences of everyday life. In this meditation, Father Timothy Uhen explores the evangelical roots of that intuition of Saint Josemaria.
29:47
May 21, 2020
The Mother of God
"Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and the disciple whom he  loved. Then Jesus said to the disciple, 'Behold, your mother'." (cf. Jn  19:25–27) The mystery of the Mother of God has been an inexhaustible source of Hope since the early days of the Church. Msgr. Thomas Bohlin reminds us that She wants to be a bulwark against sin in our lives today.
28:48
May 16, 2020
The Simplicity of Fatima's Children
In this meditation, Father Joe Keefe reminds us that God tends to hide himself from the self-sufficient and proud, and reveal himself to mere children; for the simple and pure of heart mirror His nature. Our Lady of Fatima teaches us to have a simple outlook on life: fear Hell, desire Heaven.
26:24
May 13, 2020
The Measure of Love is to Love Without Measure
Like You, Jesus, I want to serve. Father Timothy Uhen encourages us in this meditation to look out for the "other," to be attentive — "up to the  brim" — and to discover that only in caring for the others will we find joy.
31:29
May 13, 2020
Friendship
Jesus teaches us how to be good friends of our friends. In this meditation, Msgr. Thomas Bohlin reflects on the Gospel scene of the disciples of Emmaus to bring forth the beauty of friendship.
29:51
May 3, 2020
How Mary leads us to Jesus
The Mother of Jesus accompanies us in our journey to her Son. In this meditation, Father Timothy Uhen invites us to consider Mary's role in the life of all Christians.
29:56
April 29, 2020
Finding God in the Lockdown
Every time is an opportune time for an encounter with God through work, service to others, and prayer. Father Timothy Uhen gives practical advice on how to take advantage of the current lockdown to grow in our relationship with Christ and our friends.
15:47
April 24, 2020
Together with Peter
Jesus entrusted his Church to the care of Peter and his successors. In light of this truth, Father Joe Keefe addresses the question: how can we correspond to the gift of unity and manifest our love to Pope Francis in deeds?
18:50
April 24, 2020
Silence and Expectation with Mary
In the aftermath of the crucifixion, Christ's friends and disciples were disoriented and downcast. In those hours, one heart was still burning with faith and love: the Mother of Jesus safeguarded all the hope of the nascent Church. Father Timothy Uhen invites us to look at Mary to learn how to discover God's merciful care in good and bad times.
25:28
April 24, 2020
Transformative Faith in the Resurrection
The Resurrection of Christ is the most important event in history. Not just the history of humankind, but the personal history of every woman and man. Father Timothy Uhen reflects on the individual and social consequences of Christ's victory over death.
31:38
April 24, 2020