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

Feb 22, 2023

There are a number of practices that we are preparing to do during this Lent. But this time of year shouldn't only be a project that we need to fulfill but rather an opportunity.

Lent is an opportunity to exercise a posture of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and surrender. Surrendering to someone, to a relationship that...

Feb 15, 2023

The first of the nine beatitudes of Matthew said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

The world is constantly trying to define us—it tries to tell us who we are. Our successes, belongings, talents, people in our lives, our jobs, culture and technology, all these things tends make us...

Feb 8, 2023

We cannot grow in freedom unless we grow in faith, hope and love—that's the recipe for freedom.

Faith, hope and love are the three theological virtues that connect us to God. As Christians, we are people who believe in God, hope everything from Him, and want to love Him with all their hearts and to love their...

Feb 1, 2023

We think we're most free when we can kind of be in control. 

"I'm free when I get to get up every day and just have control over my life and my circumstances." 

That's not a Catholic freedom according to Jacque Philippe, but it is actually being able to accept reality as it is.

We struggle with freedom because it's hard...