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

Jan 31, 2024

Series on "Mary and the Interior Life" by Fr. Jeremiah Shryock (Part 2)

Is your prayer and your life two separate realities? 

Mary gives us a ton of hope that the grace of God and the Holy Spirit meet us in reality. 

The Marian posture at the core of it is about the reality of the fullness of God. Mary teaches us that...

Jan 24, 2024

Series on "Mary and the Interior Life" by Fr. Jeremiah Shryock (Part 1)

How important is Mary, Our Lady, in your spiritual life? 

Our Lady is a real woman, a real mother to all of us and Mary's intercession is actually more real than we realize. 

The gift of Our Lady is that she looks upon us, she knows our hearts, and...

Jan 17, 2024

Do you actually believe and have hope that prayer does something?

Doing things over and over again can lose the awe and wonder of what's going on in our prayer life. There can come a point when we're no longer coming to prayer expecting to hear God's voice or expecting anything at all. 

This results in boredom or...

Jan 10, 2024

How much focused are you toward yourself?

There can be times when we struggle with perfectionism, control, and activism, and this can sometimes rub off on our spiritual life. 

Jesus does not demand great actions from us; rather, the invitation is simply to live in surrender and gratitude to Him.

At times, we can take a...

Jan 3, 2024

Are you worried for 2024? 

Worry is a lack of confidence and we can be worried about a lot of stuff.

The invitation from St. Therese and from our Lord is to have confidence in Him. We who run in the way of love shouldn't be thinking of suffering that can take place in the future. That's a lack of confidence.