Kenosis speaks to how the Son of God emptied himself to become like man. What if I told you, by imitating Jesus' kenosis we become more like God, more immersed in theosis? In this episode that's exactly what I do! Plus I share what kenosis looks like—practically speaking and some actionable steps you can take to experience the love of God by entering into kenosis.
My favorite scripture for Lent? Joel 2 "rend your hearts..." Do you want to know why we rend our hearts, what prompts us, and what it's for? In this episode, Richaél Lucero shares the answers she learned through prayer. Listen and you too may experience new life for this season and spiritual understanding.
Pray, fast, and give alms—these three requests means Lent must be here. Did you know these acts link to Jesus' temptations in the desert and the three sins that led to the Fall in the Garden? Well they are. And! They are an invitation from Jesus to partner with him in something so significant to his mission it will blow your mind. Tune in and I'll share it all with you. I don't think you'll ever look at prayer, fasting and almsgiving the same again.
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Some of Jesus' last words on the Cross. Why those words? The answer lies in Psalm 22. Richaél Lucero gives a run through of this prophetic Psalm. Listen and hear how it parallels the Passion of Christ with eerie detail. You'll also learn the answer to the pressing question: why did Jesus speak those words on the Cross? And was he communicating a bigger message?
What has the Church been praying every December 17th-23rd since the eighth century? The O Antiphons—seven prayers, full of prophetic titles and Old Testament imagery of the Messiah, Jesus the Christ. Plus! From first to last, they climb climatically through salvation history. Listen as Richaél Lucero delves into the hopeful anticipation of the O Antiphons. You'll also get some pointers to help you lean into them this Advent and a free downloadable sheet.
Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant. Jesus is the New Covenant. To appreciate this more deeply, Richaél Lucero explores the Ark of the Old Covenant. More importantly, what was held inside and its significance. She'll also point out the scriptures that identify Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant. As well as, how Christ is the fulfillment of each of the cherished items in the Ark of the Old Covenant.
There is a powerful event happening between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. It’s Jesus’ harrowing of Hades, also referred to as his descent into Hell. What happened there and why is it important? Find out now with Richaél Lucero.
Richaél Lucero looks at the events that proceed Holy Week and their themes to answer the question, should the faithful be somber or joyful during Holy Week? Listen as she hones in on the often overlooked theme of transition period between Lent and Holy Week.
How the liturgical readings of the Lenten season and our practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving remind us of the true call of Lent—conversion. Listen in for the details.
What should your Lent look like? Have you been selling yourself short during this season that is full of great growth potential? Richaél Lucero calls on Old and New Testament examples to teach you how to get the most out of Lent.
Why did the three magi bring the baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh? Listen as Richaél Lucero reveals the meaning of these articles as we find them in the Old Testament and what they proclaim when applied to Jesus in the New Testament. Also learn how this information can add a new dimension when praying over the Epiphany account in scripture.
Did you know this popular Christmas carol is known as a *secret catechism*? Listen as Richaél Lucero reveals the Catholic significance to the twelve merry verses of this timeless classic and how they can teach and deepen your faith during the Christmas season.