Get your (spiritual) house in order before the Feast of Pentecost with Richaél Lucero. In this episode, she'll outline the link between the fasting we did during Lent and the Spiritual Gifts ie. the Gifts of the Spirit that take center stage during Pentecost. You'll also learn the danger of not cultivating the Spiritual Gifts after a good Lenten cleansing. (oh no.)
Do you know how much symbolism the Easter candle holds? From the wax, wick, flame and light to all the decorative symbols, it's full of theological meaning. Learn about it all with Richaél Lucero. Plus it's significance all year round.
Which is more true for you? "Jesus, I trust in you" or "Jesus help me trust in you better." If it's the latter, I have a tried and true practice to share with you that will grow your trust in God. It's an ancient habit hiding in plain sight in the scriptures. Listen to this episode with Richaél Lucero and reap the benefits that go with having an unshakeable trust in the Lord.
Isaiah gave many prophecies of Jesus, the Messiah who was coming to bring restoration. How far does Jesus' restoration stretch into our lives? Richaél Lucero looks at the woman with the hemorrhage to get a taste of the promise Jesus offers us. From reconciling us to the Father to our daily life situations, Jesus restores it all. Listen now.
The sign of the cross is full of spiritual symbolism and theological declarations. When making the sign of the cross we’re making many theological declarations and we don’t even realize. Richaél Lucero describes traditions in the Church for this prayer and their meaning. Look back on the history of the Roman and Byzantine Rites with her to expand your appreciation of this ancient prayer.
Celebrating the Cross is a source of power for all Christians. Richaél Lucero shares the symbolism of four Byzantine Catholic customs for venerating the Cross. They're a mighty source of encouragement and assurance of the promise of our salvation. Listen today. You'll be amazed by how simple they are to adopt in your worship space.
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.
"Be perfect like your heavenly Father is perfect." Basically, be holy. In Catholicism, we use the word "holy" for a variety of different aspects of the Faith. This can cause us to lose sight of its true meaning. Listen to Richaél Lucero draw you back God's meaning of holiness—to be set apart. She uses scriptures from the Old and New Testament, customs from the Early Church, and lives of the saints to illustrate what it means for you to be holy today.
Is there a difference between teaching the Faith to kids and explaining it to adults? Yes. But you can use the same blueprint to teach and explain Catholicism no matter your audience or topic. Listen as Richaél Lucero explains the five steps of the Ecclesial Method and how to use them. You'll be able to apply it to every situation—from formal lesson plans to casual conversations.
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.
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.