Do you long for happiness? I'm sure you do—it's the desire at the center of every human heart. It can seem impossible to hold on to, like sand through splayed fingers. BUT there is one source that will remain, Jesus. Listen as Richaél Lucero recounts how the words of St. John Paul II reminded her of this over and over during Lent. And shares why it's a message we should all take with us this season and next.
Kenosis speaks to how the Son of God emptied himself to become like man. What if I told you, by imitating Jesus' kenosis we become more like God, more immersed in theosis? In this episode that's exactly what I do! Plus I share what kenosis looks like—practically speaking and some actionable steps you can take to experience the love of God by entering into kenosis.
My favorite scripture for Lent? Joel 2 "rend your hearts..." Do you want to know why we rend our hearts, what prompts us, and what it's for? In this episode, Richaél Lucero shares the answers she learned through prayer. Listen and you too may experience new life for this season and spiritual understanding.
Pray, fast, and give alms—these three requests means Lent must be here. Did you know these acts link to Jesus' temptations in the desert and the three sins that led to the Fall in the Garden? Well they are. And! They are an invitation from Jesus to partner with him in something so significant to his mission it will blow your mind. Tune in and I'll share it all with you. I don't think you'll ever look at prayer, fasting and almsgiving the same again.
With Divine Mercy Sunday this weekend, Richaél Lucero explores the message of Divine Mercy that Jesus gave to St. Faustina in the 1930’s. Plus, how to receive the graces promised on the feast of Divine Mercy Sunday (even under social distancing restrictions.)
There is a powerful event happening between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. It’s Jesus’ harrowing of Hades, also referred to as his descent into Hell. What happened there and why is it important? Find out now with Richaél Lucero.
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.
How the liturgical readings of the Lenten season and our practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving remind us of the true call of Lent—conversion. Listen in for the details.