During Lent we hone our ability to live the Christian life. We should look to the Christian life user manual—the Beatitudes. When they have pride of place during Lent, they create a fruitful ripple effect for the rest of your liturgical year. Listen as Richaél Lucero observes the connection between the Beatitudes, Lent and the liturgical seasons that follow.
Is There Room for Joy During Holy Week?
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.
Examination of Conscience Using the Beatitudes
Examination of Conscience using the Beatitudes. This is a powerful Eastern Catholic personal examination to prepare for your next reconciliation.
Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (3 of 3) [Pure in Heart, Peacemaker, Persecuted for Righteousness]
Lent is a time of restoration. Our souls are being restored to better reflect the image of Christ. Enjoy the final episode of our 2020 Lenten series aimed at helping the faithful delve into the spirit of this season. Listen as Richaél Lucero concludes this series with a practical explanation of how we are to live out the last three beatitudes in order to be renewed images of Christ in the world.
Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (2 of 3) [Meek, Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness, & Merciful]
In this episode Richaél Lucero keeps our eyes fixed on Christ by continuing the Lenten exploration of the beatitudes. Reflecting on the third, fourth, and fifth beatitudes, she links them with specific gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us at baptism to grow in each beatitude. Listen now and begin the discussion with Christ about which beatitude he wants to restore within you.
Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (1 of 3) [Poor in Spirit and Those Who Mourn]
Richaél Lucero is continuing the Lenten exploration of the beatitudes. She is drawing connections between the beatitudes, theosis, “death to self,” and iconography to paint a detailed picture of the transformation Christ is calling us to this season. Listen in to ensure you can answer Jesus with a full heart.
When the Lord preached the beatitudes he was teaching about the meaning of ultimate happiness and how to attain it. Unfortunately, many Catholics today find the beatitudes confessing. Listen as Richaél Lucero provides an overview of this important message of the gospel.
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 2 of 2)
Richaél Lucero explains why the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit are *necessary* for us to live out the Kingdom of Heaven and to thrive as Catholics. (The Beatitudes make a surprise appearance.)”
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 1 of 2)
Where are the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture? Hint: Not the New Testament. In part 1, this question will be answered along with what these gifts are. Part 2 links them with the Kingdom of Heaven in an *unexpected* way.
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