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Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" made famous by mountaineer and social activist Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to upbeat, raw and engaging conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship.

Alto Alto by Libertas

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" made famous by mountaineer and social activist Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to upbeat, raw and engaging conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship.

    EP11 - Finding God One Moment at a Time w/ Dr. Greg Bottaro

    EP11 - Finding God One Moment at a Time w/ Dr. Greg Bottaro

    Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" and is inspired by the heroic life of Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to raw and authentic conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship that will help us pursue "the heights" together!Dr. Greg Bottaro, a Catholic psychologist, and the director of the CatholicPsych Institute and the developer of the Catholic Mindfulness online course. Before getting his doctorate, he spent four years living as a Franciscan friar, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. He ultimately discerned a call to pursue family life. Six years after leaving NYC as a friar, Dr. Bottaro returned as a psychologist. His aim is fundamentally the same to serve. Instead of serving those suffering material poverty, he now seeks to serve those with psychological needs..In our powerful conversation we explored Dr. Greg's journey: his conversion inspired by St. John Paul II's book Love and Responsibility and encouraged by Peter Kreeft, serving the poor and learning to pray deeply as a Friar with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in the Bronx, and his mission to integrate a Catholic understanding of the human person with the best practices in modern psychology. Dr. Greg also shares how prayer and intimate time with God helped him heal from the wounds of his parents divorce and how a disciplined practice of Catholic mindfulness can help others experience a greater sense of peace and God's love.You can learn more about Dr. Greg, take one of his courses and/or schedule a counseling appointment at:www.catholicpsych.comFollow him on Instagram @catholicpsych and Facebook @CatholicPsychShop his book The Mindful Catholic: Finding God One Moment at a Time Learn more about Libertas and shop our Faith inspired merch at www.libertasalive.com. Use code alto10 for 10% OFF at checkout! Follow us on Instagram @libertas_alive and sign up for our newsletter! Please subscribe, rate, review and share!Dope Music:Dream Catcher by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcherLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Wholesome by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesomeLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    EP10 - 10x Your Talents w/ Stephen J. Caruso

    EP10 - 10x Your Talents w/ Stephen J. Caruso

    Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" and is inspired by the heroic life of Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to raw and authentic conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship that will help us pursue "the heights" together!Stephen J. Caruso is a Catholic digital marketing strategist and Air Force photojournalist. He and his wife, Nicole, have three children and live in Washington, D.C. His mission is to inspire Catholic young professionals to discover, invest in and share their unique talents with the world. He draws on his wide experiences in the business world, the military and as an international missionary, speaking and writing on the topic of Catholic personal development. He believes that our strengths and talents are tools God gives us to become saints, but we need to design a lifestyle that helps us fully leverage them. As a former CrossFit Level I coach, he is also very passionate about healthy living and believes maintaining high energy is a secret to his success. He follows a keto diet, drinks copious amounts of Bulletproof coffee and sneaks in the occasional CrossFit WOD when he’s not holding a baby.In our conversation we delved into various powerful topics, such as how Stephen's passion for personal development evolved in his life, his vision for how we are called to live from our talents out for God and others, and his interesting and dynamic Faith journey, including a profound conversion encounter while partying on Bourbon St., serving as a missionary in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and participating in a Catholic leadership program in Rome. Stephen's energy is contagious and motivating, you are going to enjoy this one!Find out more about 10x Your Talents and stay tuned for his upcoming blog launch at https://mailchi.mp/5c8cee0884f8/10xyourtalentsFollow him on Instagram @stephenjcarusoRead his recent article Staying Healthy, Aiming High Despite CoronavirusLearn more about Libertas and shop our Faith inspired merch at www.libertasalive.com. Use code alto10 for 10% OFF at checkout! Follow us on Instagram @libertas_alive and sign up for our newsletter! Please subscribe, rate, review and share!Shout outs:Taylor Shroll who produced and edited this episode. Check him out!Dope Music:Dream Catcher by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcherLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Wholesome by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesomeLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP9 - You Are Not Your Own w/ Joe Melendrez

    EP9 - You Are Not Your Own w/ Joe Melendrez

    Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" and is inspired by the heroic life of Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship that will help us pursue "the heights" together.Joe Melendrez is one of America's most energetic and electrifying Catholic keynote speaker, performer, MC and event/retreat leader. He has released four major Catholic hip-hop albums and travels the country and world sharing the Gospel with young people everywhere. Joe is the founder and CEO of God Swagg Apparel and the host of the Mission Driven Podcast. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Dayton and lives in the Simi Valley, CA area with his lovely wife and two young children.In our conversation we touched on various powerful topics, such as Joe's profound encounter experience with the Lord at age 15, how he came to grow in Faith and embrace his vocation and mission as a son of God, performer, and husband/father, and the mindsets and habits he uses on a daily basis to stay productive, energized and close to the Lord. Joe's charisma and passion for the Lord is truly unique and special, our conversation is going to inspire and motivate you! Follow Joe, invite him to come perform and cop some merch!:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joemelendrez/Podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1471711284?to=pageTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@joemelendrezmusicLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joemelendrez/Twitter: https://twitter.com/joemelendrezFacebook: https://facebook.com/joemelendrezSnapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/joemelendrezWebsite: https://www.joemelendrez.com/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RosaryRapSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/16Li9B5ac8F6xKLZzS5Eix?si=UDPsfc70QMKJx26eW8DIxgLearn more about Libertas and shop our Faith inspired merch at www.libertasalive.com. Use code alto10 for 10% OFF at checkout! Follow us on Instagram @libertas_alive and sign up for our newsletter! Please subscribe, rate, review and share!Shout outs:Taylor Shroll who produced and edited this episode. Check him out!Dope Music:Dream Catcher by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcherLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Wholesome by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesomeLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP8 - God Wants to Elevate You in Body, Mind and Soul w/ Joshua Mazrin

    EP8 - God Wants to Elevate You in Body, Mind and Soul w/ Joshua Mazrin

    Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" and is inspired by the heroic life of Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship that will help us pursue "the heights" together.Joshua Mazrin is a Catholic Speaker and Writer. He is currently the Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Venice in Florida. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville with a Bachelors and Masters in Theology. Joshua is currently working on a PhD in Systematic Theology at Ave Maria UniversityIn our conversation we touch on various interesting topics, such as Joshua's resilient mindset and attitude during COVID-19, St. Maximilian Kolbe's unique understanding of the Blessed Mother, and how fitness and discipline are integral to being our best Christians. Joshua powerfully articulates his own Faith journey - how he encountered the Lord, profound mystical experiences throughout his journey, and how he has trustingly embraced a sense of mission in sharing the Faith. You are going to be inspired and energized as you listen to our conversation! Learn more about Joshua and invite him to come speak at your event:Instagram: @jmazzy17Website: www.joshuamazrin.comLearn more about Libertas and shop merch at www.libertasalive.com. Use code alto10 for 10% OFF at checkout! Follow us on Instagram @libertas_alive and sign up for our newsletter! Please subscribe, rate, review and share!Shout outs:Taylor Shroll who produced and edited this episode. Check him out!Dope Music:Dream Catcher by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcherLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Wholesome by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesomeLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP7 - Trusting Through Uncharted Waters w/ Zander

    EP7 - Trusting Through Uncharted Waters w/ Zander

    Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" and is inspired by the heroic life of Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship that will help us pursue "the heights" together.Zander is a vibrant pop / reggae artist who has shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, Train, Fall Out Boy and other big names. His upbeat music has received a great reception all over the world. Travel to Australia and Latin America has connected Zander with his over 250,000 social media followers. With over 4 million streams on Spotify and YouTube, he reaches a worldwide audience that appreciates his unique performance and encouraging music. Zander has the rare ability to touch his fans in a way that gives them hope and confidence.In our conversation we touch on various topics, such as Zander's experience as a successful secular artist, his love for the ocean, surfing and being active, his unique Island Worship style, and his moving conversion story. You are going to be inspired and moved by listening to Zander as he recounts his journey in growing in Faith and bravely trusting the Lord to help him navigate a major life and career transition. He is a humble and authentic soul you are going to enjoy this one!Order a rad Zander Little Way tee here!Learn more about Zander and stream his music at:Instagram: @zanderwavesWebsite: www.zanderwaves.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrHs-ZmINoGYKdSRb1CIVzwSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0gMR4IlYgNQHl7smugxuWNLearn more about Libertas and shop merch at www.libertasalive.com. Use code alto10 for 10% OFF at checkout! Follow us on Instagram @libertas_alive and sign up for our newsletter! Please subscribe, rate, review and share!Shout outs:Taylor Shroll who produced and edited this episode. Check him out!Dope Music:Dream Catcher by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcherLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Wholesome by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesomeLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP6 - Doin Work and Facing Your Weaknesses w/ Fr. Stephen J. Gadberry

    EP6 - Doin Work and Facing Your Weaknesses w/ Fr. Stephen J. Gadberry

    Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" and is inspired by the heroic life of Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship that will help us pursue "the heights" together.Fr. Stephen Gadberry is a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas. While studying at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome he specialized in the Theology and Spirituality of St. Augustine and Joseph Ratzinger. He is an avid Crossfit practitioner, hunter and competed on the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. He is also an Air Force veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007 and as a fellow of Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Institute.In our conversation we touch on various compelling topics, some of which are Fr. Gadberry's story: from the Air Force to the Priesthood, hard work, fitness and Crossfit, and competing on American Ninja Warrior. But perhaps the most powerful parts of our conversation is when Fr. Gadberry shares on facing our weakness to grow and succeeding even in failure. Fr. Gadberry is a special, humble and unique person. I know this one is going to inspire and motivate you!Learn more about Fr. Gadberry at and click icons to listen now:Instagram: @fr_sjgadberryLearn more about Libertas and shop merch at www.libertasalive.com. Use code alto10 for 10% OFF at checkout! Follow us on Instagram @libertas_alive and sign up for our newsletter! Please subscribe, rate, review and share!Shout outs:Taylor Shroll who produced and edited this episode. Check him out!Dope Music:Dream Catcher by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcherLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Wholesome by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesomeLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 11 min

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