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The Poco a Poco Podcast with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

Feb 28, 2024

Series on The Ascension Lenten Companion by Fr. Mark Toups (Part 3)

Are you familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan?

When we're beat up, when we're in this place of difficulty and shame, He's there, at the side of the road looking at us, desiring to pick us up and saying, "Come with me.". That's Jesus for all...


Feb 21, 2024

Series on The Ascension Lenten Companion by Fr. Mark Toups (Part 2)

How does a bridegroom love his bride?

That is how Jesus loves each one of us. He meets us wherever we are in our life to be our beloved and for us to be His. The Lord meets us in the desert-our place of poverty where He betroths us to Him and He...


Feb 14, 2024

Series on The Ascension Lenten Companion by Fr. Mark Toups (Part 1)

What does Jesus desire for you and Him this Lent? 

The temptation during Lent is to make the Lenten journey about us, we can do hard things during Lent that are fueled by our own desires and distractions but Lent isn't supposed to be about ourselves....


Feb 7, 2024

Series on "Mary and the Interior Life" by Fr. Jeremiah Shryock (Part 3)

Do you remember Jesus and what he did? 

The most consistent word Mary had spoken to Fr. Jeremiah, was "remember". When we don't know what to do or how to act, Mary tells us to remember her son, Jesus' actions, that was the case for Fr. Jeremiah and...


Jan 31, 2024

Series on "Mary and the Interior Life" by Fr. Jeremiah Shryock (Part 2)

Is your prayer and your life two separate realities? 

Mary gives us a ton of hope that the grace of God and the Holy Spirit meet us in reality. 

The Marian posture at the core of it is about the reality of the fullness of God. Mary teaches us that...