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.
Enjoy daily reflections on the gifts given during the Twelve Days of Christmas. As each day presents us with new gifts, Richaél presents her insight, prayer take aways, or musings on them.
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.
How does the Immaculate Conception benefit our walk with the Lord? Listen as Richaél Lucero covers this along with how the celebration of the Immaculate Conception fits perfectly within the Advent season.
God the Father revealed three wounds of Christ to St. Catherine of Siena as stages of the spiritual life that will help us reach heaven. Listen as Richaél Lucero identifies the three wounds and how each relates to your spiritual life.
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.
“It is not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, but that it has been found difficult and left untried.” —G.K. Chesterton
What do Simeon’s prophecy to Mary, your baptism, and candles have in common? Hint: they’re related to a feast day of Our Lord—and together they can animate us to be light bearers to the world. Listen as Richaél Lucero demonstrates the link between these scriptures and Traditions of the Church.
During Advent we are preparing for the coming of Christ. Did you know that this “coming” we await is not only the birth of our Lord? Richaél Lucero looks at the two expectant events this season calls us to focus on so we may prepare our hearts fully.
Celebrating the Eucharist during the Mass is the ultimate thanksgiving meal. Richaél Lucero unpacks the importance of the meal liturgy in Judaism and how it has impacted the Christian sacrament of the Eucharist.