Put on the mind of Christ. This is not a pithy saying by St. Paul. It's a real, actual, and doable way of life. Richaél Lucero describes how praying declarations make this happen. Listen as she draws on the inspired plant metaphors used by God to unpack their transformative power. Bonus: You'll also hear how this sets them apart from worldly affirmations/positive self talk.
The Transfiguration is a way of life that is available to all Catholics! Like all feasts about Jesus, it tells us something about him and something about us. Do you want to know what God is revealing to you about yourself through the light of the Transfiguration? Listen as Richaél Lucero sheds light on this burning question.
Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary is not just for women, mothers and men who desire to love women purely and chastely. Although, yes, having a strong relationship with Mama Mary does bless your life in those areas. Question: What about those of us who want to be stronger disciples, bold evangelists, living tabernacles, and spiritual warfare enthusiasts? Answer: Grow close to the Mother of Our Lord will help you dominate in those areas as well. Richaél Lucero will share scriptures that are perfect for bonding with Mary in all of her roles and your interests.
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.
The Prayer of St. Ephrem is the perfect prayer for the Lenten season. It teaches us what to leave behind, what to strive for, how to approach God, and how to overcome the shortcomings of others. Listen as Richaél Lucero goes through this four line prayer. She’ll highlight some of the ways the Prayer of St. Ephrem offers us the best devotion for this season.
Theosis doesn't happen out in the ether. St. Cyril of Alexandria understood to “become partakers in the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4), like all invitations to theosis, calls us to participate with Christ or to imitate Christ. But, for St. Cyril, theosis requires dynamic participation. It calls for a both/and response—a hybrid response. With Richaél Lucero, learn how to you can take part in the divine life of the Trinity according to St. Cyril's hybrid theosis. You'll never think of theosis as a solo act again.