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

Mar 30, 2022

The world is a crazy place. There's always the temptation to hide, run away or to fear Love. There are distractions and lies—the lie that we cannot do it, that we may lose ourselves, that our love won't be reciprocated.

But we are made to be in love.

First and foremost with the Lord, Jesus the bridegroom, who comes to...

Mar 23, 2022

Love demands everything. Not only carrying the cross—dying on it.

We do hard things, but not for the sake of doing hard things. When modeled after the way that Jesus did hard things, it’s a stepping stone that leads to the cross.

This episode goes through all this by one of the desert’s more intense moments: a...

Mar 16, 2022

The fraternal life is not accessory to life. We’re coming to the desert together, which constantly challenges each of us to give ourselves to the Lord and to each other. We belong to one another.  

Then there are times where the hardest part isn’t giving… but receiving. We absolutely have to choose to be a...

Mar 9, 2022

Being a son means that you have a Father.


The first and most important identity: son. This is the foundational identity that the Father gives us—everything else builds on this.


We’re not talking about the Father as an idea or a concept. Because you can’t have a relationship with an idea. An idea can’t...

Mar 2, 2022

Sometimes Lent is a missed opportunity. We focus too much on what we’re going to give up, what we’re going to do, etc. This year, focus on our desire to have a Lent that brings us into contact with Jesus.


Where are we going, and why are we going there?


Jesus doesn’t go into the desert for himself; he doesn’t...