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

Apr 10, 2024

Series on "The Father" by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR (Part 2)

Do you know how much your heavenly Father delights in you?

The part of the heart of the Father is to care for his children in whatever shape or form that would take. It might feel a lot or even tiresome but because of the uncalculated love of the father, the...


Apr 3, 2024

Series on "The Father" by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR (Part 1)

How are you affected by the wounds you had from your earthly father?

The life of St. Francis is a good example of how the wounds we have from our earthly father can be an access point to the heart of God. His wounds led him to embrace the heart of the Father...


Mar 27, 2024

Series on The Ascension Lenten Companion by Fr. Mark Toups (Part 7)

This holy week, how do you intend to receive Jesus' total gift for you?

The fast during Lent is not to show Jesus how tough we are, it's to show him how poor we are. It's to be in the space of utter poverty and to trust that receptivity, that He will...


Mar 20, 2024

Series on The Ascension Lenten Companion by Fr. Mark Toups (Part 5)

Does it have to end in just being able to receive God's unconditional love?

Like Lazarus, the guy beat up on the side of the road. We who have been loved in such messiness are also invited to go into the mess, and love. This is a sign that God is alive...


Mar 13, 2024

Series on The Ascension Lenten Companion by Fr. Mark Toups (Part 6)

Our expectations and what God is doing can be totally different, so how should we respond to that?

In the raising of Lazarus, the response of the Pharisees was to have Jesus killed. This was the tragic response of the heart when they were not open and...