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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the kerygma? It is the key to articulating the most important message of Christianity. Once you understand the kerygma, you’ll be able to explain the Faith more effectively and experience the depth of the divine life as never before. Richaél Lucero instructs how to present the Good News with its full potency.
Some insider *wisdom* on meditation to help the beginners and the old hats achieve deeper intimacy with Jesus through the Rosary with Richaél Lucero. (It’s our first listener requested topic!)