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.
The *deposit of faith.* Your heritage as a Catholic! Sounds important, right? Do you know what it is? It’s purpose? Or how it affects your interior life? Listen for the answers as Richaél Lucero draws your attention to the origin of this body of saving truths and core beliefs. Learn how it preserves the Faith through the Church started by Jesus. And how the one deposit connects you to centuries of faithful who lived before you and God himself.
The Psalms are more than a collection of prayers. They tell the story of the Davidic Kingdom. In fact, they are the underpinning of the story—the inner thoughts, emotions, and movements of the heart of kings David and Solomon. Richaél Lucero reveals their story in the Psalms—all 150 of them. You'll find a wealth of human experiences put in words through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Listen and you'll learn how to navigate the Psalms and use their words, in your conversations with God.
A life verse is powerful for many reasons. It can be the lynchpin to interior freedom when you feel stuck and bound up. It can fix your mind and heart on things above when your heart is restless. It can also ground you in God’s truth when life is difficult. So, what is it and how do you get one? Richaél Lucero tells you all about it in this episode. She also provides a detailed outline for you to discover your life verse and how it will help you thrive.
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.
The first Christians understood theosis as being inseparable from the message of their salvation and the Holy Spirit’s role in their lives. We know this because it is peppered throughout the New Testament. Listen as Richaél highlights the handful of theosis passages that called her to this lifestyle.
Of all the miracles Jesus performed, the seven signs John the Evangelist records reveal the seven sacraments Our Lord instituted. In the final episode of a three-part miniseries, Richaél Lucero explains the theological symbolism of the last of these signs and the sacraments they represent.
Richaél Lucero continues to identify the signs Jesus performed in John’s Gospel with the sacrament each prefigures. Allow yourself to be drawn deeper into their mystery as she unpacks the theological symbolism.
St. John wrote about the seven signs Jesus performed. Each sign reveals one of the seven sacraments. Listen as Richaél Lucero identifies each sign and the sacrament it conveys and unpacks the theological symbolism.
Did you know that St. John wrote a document about the seven sacraments? In his gospel, St. John calls the miracles of Jesus’ ministry “signs”—signs that point to the sacraments of the Church. Want to know which passages reveal the sacraments? Listen in as Richaél Lucero highlights them.
Any first-century Jew would have recognized that the opening of John’s Gospel is filled with images of Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Covenant. Indeed, we are called into the desert in a new Exodus—but not the wandering-in-the-wilderness-for-forty-years kind. Listen to the ways John weaved this call into his finely crafted Gospel and how we are to live it out today.
“In the beginning”—it’s the opening phrase of both the book of Genesis and the Gospel of John. Was this intentional on John’s part? You bet. In fact, the opening verses of his Gospel parallel each day of the creation account. Listen as I identify them, explain their significance, and uncover John’s purpose.