Rooted in the Really Real

Rooted in the Really Real

Join friends Fr. Steven Borello and Ashley Pultorak as they share about prayer and journeying together in the spiritual life. This life we're given is such an adventure- come along for the journey!

Episodes

September 2, 2022 27 min

We are back from our summer break! In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley take a step back and regroup before heading into a new series. Do we believe God is who He says He is? Do we believe He is bigger than the mess we find ourselves in? Let us give Him our YES.   

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In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley conclude the series on Ralph Martin's The Fulfillment of All Desire, talking about the Unitive Way of the spiritual life. We talk about the progression from spiritual betrothal to spiritual marriage, as well as recognizing that there's always more that the Lord invites us to experience with Him. 

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June 17, 2022 28 min

In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about the ways in which God speaks to us and continues to purify us on the spiritual journey. Even as we've grown and healed in part, there are always more ways in which the Lord invites us to surrender to Him. We need to be emptied more in order to be filled! It's not always about surrendering "more," but responding to grace and making more room for God to work in our hear...

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In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley continue discussing the Illuminative Stage of the spiritual life, focusing on how we grow in our ability to love. We grow in both love of God and love of neighbor, but these loves prove to be very different in action. How do we love others best? How is this such a profound place of holiness? 

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May 13, 2022 33 min

In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley continue discussing the Illuminative Stage of the spiritual life, focusing on detachment. We can grow in detachment as a particular lifestyle, which allows us to grow in virtue and freedom, leading to a greater abundance of grace from the Lord.

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April 29, 2022 39 min

In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss the Illuminative Stage of the spiritual life, focusing on the two main obstacles to growth once one reaches this stage. Continuing with Ralph Martin's The Fulfillment of All Desire, we see how lack of knowledge and lack of desire both hold us back in growing closer to the Lord.

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April 15, 2022 31 min

Continuing with Ralph Martin's The Fulfillment of All Desire, Fr. Steve and Ashley finish talking about the Purgative Way, ending with the temptations and trials we often all experience. If we don't experience any temptations or trials, it likely means we aren't growing in the spiritual journey! We are always given the grace to respond to whatever is before us, we need only say yes and ask for the grace to grow in Faith...

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Continuing with Ralph Martin's The Fulfillment of All Desire, Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss the struggle of sin we all experience in this spiritual life, specifically looking at the Purgative Way. How does prayer help to remedy this struggle we all experience? 

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Continuing with Ralph Martin's The Fulfillment of All Desire, Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss the unique Biblical worldview shared by the saints, and how this outlook on life really changed everything for them. What's the big picture when it comes to our journey in our faith and spiritual life?

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February 25, 2022 42 min

Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss St. Augustine's conversion story, including the two major blocks to growth in the spiritual life he experienced. They also talk about the cycle of sin we often find ourselves trapped in and how to break from that cycle with God's grace.

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In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss the call to conversion, as well as St. Teresa of Avila's four blocks to spiritual progress as mentioned in Ralph Martin's The Fulfillment of All Desire.

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We're back! After taking a break for the Christmas Season, Fr. Steve and Ashley are back and ready to dive into all things about the spiritual life and prayer.

In this episode, we talk about the call to perfection that each of us shares, and how to reorient our hearts towards the Lord and begin again. We are made for greatness, not mediocrity and complacency!

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December 10, 2021 54 min

This is the last episode in our series on discernment! Ashley shares her vocation story along with her husband Drew.

Email us at ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with questions, episode suggestions, prayer intentions- you name it! Please also subscribe to our podcast, leave a rating, and share it with a friend. Thank you so much for listening! God bless.

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December 3, 2021 39 min

This episode is the second to last episode in our series on discernment. Fr. Steve shares with us his own experience of discernment through his vocation story.

Email us at ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with questions, episode suggestions, prayer intentions- you name it! Please also subscribe to our podcast, leave a rating, and share it with a friend. Thank you so much for listening! God bless.

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November 19, 2021 31 min

Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss how within the Church, two paths are given to respond to the love God has for us.  The first is marriage and the second is celibacy.  

In Marriage, one is called to marry a particular person. 

 In Celibacy, one is called to live it in a particular way. 

  • Priesthood - to a particular diocese
  • Religious life - to enter this community
  • Single life - Makes a commitment to celibacy for the sake of the kingdom under ...
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    November 12, 2021 29 min

    Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about the Universal Call to Holiness, how this call is our prime and fundamental vocation. This call is rooted in our baptism, and is the foundation of all other callings and vocations from the Lord.

    Vocation and the call to holiness also flow from relationship; we cannot become holy by ourselves. “Figuring out” our vocation isn’t the end goal, but rather the means by which we come to love and discover God...

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    Fr. Steve and Ashley continue discussing St. Ignatius' Three Modes of Discernment. This second set of rules includes spiritual advice for discernment during times of spiritual consolation.

    Mode 1- Clarity Beyond Doubt
    Mode 2- An Attraction of the Heart
    Mode 3- A Preponderance of Reasons

    Go to www.wordonfire.org/ignatius to watch Bishop Barron's full-length feature film for free during the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius'...

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    Fr. Steve and Ashley continue discussing Ignatian prayer, this time talking about St. Ignatius' Three Modes of Discernment. This second set of rules includes spiritual advice for discernment during times of spiritual consolation.

    In discernment, we are always choosing between two real goods. In order to properly discern, we need to pay attention, have the freedom to do so, test the discernment, and notice its fruits.

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    Fr. Steve and Ashley continue discussing Ignatian Prayer, this time going into the 14 Rules for the Discernment of Spirits. There are two main sets of rules Ignatius gives us in his Spiritual Exercises. This first set of 14 rules is meant to give practical advice for times we find ourselves in spiritual desolation.

    Go to www.wordonfire.org/ignatius to watch Bishop Barron's full-length feature film for free during the 500th anni...

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    October 15, 2021 36 min

    Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss the Ignatian style of prayer, in which God meets our story through an encounter in Scripture. St. Ignatius suggests a simple model of "be aware, understand, act" as a means to help us in our prayer with the Lord.  

    Go to www.wordonfire.org/ignatius to watch Bishop Barron's full-length feature film for free during the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius' conversion.
     
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