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 Twelve Days of Christmas
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.
Prince of Peace, Advent, and Forgiveness
Do you want to live a life of peace? Who doesn’t? Richaél Lucero explains the best way to prepare to receive Christ, the “Prince of Peace,” this Christmas. Listen as she also offers instruction for how the Lord intends for us to attain the peace he offers.
The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 4
Why do we profess Christ is fully God AND fully man? What is the hypostatic union? What do these questions have to do with Advent? Find out as Richaél Lucero covers the Christological heresies between the fourth and eighth centuries in the final installment of this series.
The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 3
The most prominent heresy of the fourth century was the catalyst behind the Nicene Creed that we profess at every Divine Liturgy and Holy Mass. Richaél Lucero lays out the history and theology of this controversy.
The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 2
Richaél Lucero continues her explanation of the heresies about the Trinity and the nature of Christ that plagued the early Church. Learn this history from the second century and Byzantine prayers to foster relationships with each person of the Trinity.
The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 1
Some Christians of the Early Church couldn’t grasp that there is one God in three persons or that Jesus was both fully human and fully divine—resulting in heresy. Listen to Richaél Lucero describe the heresies about the Trinity and the nature of Christ that plagued the early Church and how they were disputed.
Why Fasting is Not Just for Lent
Richaél Lucero explains how this ancient tradition of the Church makes us better disciples of Christ all year long.
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