God reaches out to us in many creative ways including our imaginations and through the deep quiet stillness of our minds. Richaél Lucero describes two prayer methods that allow us to respond to God through these means. Listen in to learn how easily you can make these fruitful methods a part of your prayer life. SHOW NOTES: —Catechism reference: CCC 2567 God calls man first. Man may forget his Creator or hide far from his face; he m... Read more
Why do we profess Christ is fully God AND fully man? What is the hypostatic union? What do these questions have to do with Advent? Find out as Richaél Lucero covers the Christological heresies between the fourth and eighth centuries in the final installment of this series. Show notes: Catechism section on the Incarnation, answering the question, “Why did the Word become flesh? paragraphs 456-460 Social media: Instagram— Read more
The most prominent heresy of the fourth century was the catalyst behind the Nicene Creed that we profess at every Divine Liturgy and Holy Mass. Richaél Lucero lays out the history and theology of this controversy.
Richaél Lucero continues her explanation of the heresies about the Trinity and the nature of Christ that plagued the early Church. Learn this history from the second century and Byzantine prayers to foster relationships with each person of the Trinity.
Some Christians of the Early Church couldn’t grasp that there is one God in three persons or that Jesus was both fully human and fully divine—resulting in heresy. Listen to Richaél Lucero describe the heresies about the Trinity and the nature of Christ that plagued the early Church and how they were disputed.
There is one central truth of Christianity that all our beliefs hang upon—the Trinity. Since the time of the apostles, the Church has corrected false teachings (heresies) about the triune God. Listen as Richaél Lucero sheds light on how knowing these teachings can help us grow in intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
“What mission did God create me for?” A common question asked by those who follow Christ. But how often do we ask, “how do I protect my mission?” Listen in as we tackle this equally important question and offer advice to ensure you find and carry out your God-given mission in life.
If daily uninterrupted prayer is the ideal, what does that imply about the rest of our daily activities—are they less meaningful? With this practice established by monks of old, even the busy person can elevate their daily work and stay connected to God without missing a beat. Richaél Lucero outlines how you can too.
When the Lord speaks, we move—at least we’d all like to think so. The host of Clumsy Theosis, Richaél Lucero, speaks on the exciting moves the Lord is calling her to make with this podcast. Listen in to learn the ways she is stepping out of her comfort zone to enliven the Church and how that will affect the Clumsy Theosis community.
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.
As Catholics we hear the terms dogma and doctrine, but how many of us are aware of the significant role they play in our spiritual life? Listen as Richaél explains difference between dogma, doctrine, and disciplines and the impact they have on your personal faith life.
Our Lady of Fatima’s message is one of peace for the world. As Catholics, we are charged to attain this peace and save souls. Listen to learn how to do this in your daily life.
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 to learn which three wounds and how each relates to the spiritual life.
Of all the miracles Jesus performed, the seven signs John the Evangelist records reveal the seven sacraments Our Lord instituted. In the final episode of a three-part miniseries, Richaél Lucero explains the theological symbolism of the last of these signs.
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.
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.
Did you know that St. John wrote a document about the seven sacraments? In his gospel, St. John calls the miracles of Jesus’ ministry “signs”—signs that point to the sacraments of the Church. Want to know which passages reveal the sacraments? Listen in.
God is love—by nature. When he shares himself with us, he gives us that love. While the way we receive and interpret love varies from person to person depending on your “love language,” the Lord has made sure that the Church has all that we need! Discover your love language and how the Lord wants to cater to it.
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.
Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—the staples of the Lenten season. These practices are not intended to be our focus but to serve us in something bigger. Want to know what that is and how you can incorporate all three spiritual aids to have a transformative Lent? Come, listen in.