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

Dec 29, 2021

Our last episode of the year… a time that often means reflecting on the last year and looking forward to the next one.


As you look back on 2021, there are probably loose ends—struggles, situations—that haven’t been resolved. It’s easy to wish that everything would just make sense, but sometimes it just...

Dec 22, 2021

Maybe you’ve heard about the nativity scene plenty, and seen it depicted endlessly. Do you really think you’ve entered as deeply into that mystery as you can? There’s more! The Holy Spirit is never exhausted.


It’s the same with all of Scripture. This isn’t a collection of abstract ideas; these are stories of...

Dec 15, 2021

Third Week of Advent


The Lord doesn’t need a perfect moment to do what he does. He can use—and has used—all the secular events and moments in history to bring about his plan. The detours and decisions and even things that feel like inconveniences—he’ll work with it all.


And it’s not that he’s just...

Dec 8, 2021

Second Week of Advent


As a people and a Church, we have a common patrimony and inheritance of promises kept. Over time, salvation history involves real people and real stories—God breaks into history. 


Think Elizabeth and Zachariah. Simeon. Anna.


We are part of this story, living in salvation history. We must...

Dec 1, 2021

Second Week of Advent


God doesn’t make empty promises. But for many people… there are promises they won’t see fulfilled in their lifetimes. In receiving his promises, we also have to receive his timeline.


What does it look like to let God take his time? Start with stillness; sit in it; talk to him about it;...