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

Feb 24, 2021

The desert isn’t about struggling for the sake of struggle. There’s a wrong kind of struggle; one that’s self-reliant, self-focused, worldly. It’s difficult for the Lord to do anything for us there.


In the desert, the reality of the wilderness slams against pride and ego. Against “I know what’s best” and...

Feb 17, 2021

We’re kind of tired of mediocre Lents. You?


This Lent, we’re going for it: into the wilderness. Accepting God's invitation into the desert, with all its dangers and hazards and risks.


Why does a loving Father, through a loving Church, invite us into a wild unknown?


Because it’s not unknown… to him. He’s...

Feb 10, 2021

If you want to be healthy, happy and holy—and truly, these things are possible!—you have to live intentionally. It’s not going to happen by accident.


The small things are the foundation for that kind of life; getting out of bed on time, showing up to that planned workout, cooking the healthy groceries sitting in...

Feb 3, 2021

What’s one thing you can do that will move you towards being holier, healthier and happier? Seriously… take a second. Bet something came to mind. Right?


Sometimes we overcomplicate the plan. When there’s a lot to change, or the change is going to be rough, it’s tempting to bail on starting. It’s easy to...