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Join Fr. Innocent, Fr. Angelus, Fr. Pierre Toussaint, and Fr. Mark-Mary, priests of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, each week to discuss authentic faith in today's world as they share stories and wisdom from years of prayer, community life, and work with the poor.

It all comes back to this: finding deep friendship with Jesus. Seeing him work in our lives everyday. Through topics as varied as mental health, the confessional, and NYC neighbors, the Poco A Poco Podcast is here to accompany all pilgrims as they walk step by step, little by little, poco a poco on their pilgrimage to the Father's house.

The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are a Catholic religious order founded in the South Bronx, NY. Learn more or subscribe to their updates at www.franciscanfriars.com

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

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Join Fr. Innocent, Fr. Angelus, Fr. Pierre Toussaint, and Fr. Mark-Mary, priests of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, each week to discuss authentic faith in today's world as they share stories and wisdom from years of prayer, community life, and work with the poor.

It all comes back to this: finding deep friendship with Jesus. Seeing him work in our lives everyday. Through topics as varied as mental health, the confessional, and NYC neighbors, the Poco A Poco Podcast is here to accompany all pilgrims as they walk step by step, little by little, poco a poco on their pilgrimage to the Father's house.

The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are a Catholic religious order founded in the South Bronx, NY. Learn more or subscribe to their updates at www.franciscanfriars.com

    Law and the Father

    Law and the Father

    Series on "The Father" by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR (Part 7)
    What's the role that rules and laws play?
    Rules create boundaries and usually define the best way to do things. However, following rules can also NOT lead to freedom, this is why we need to learn to find the right balance in following the rules.
    In this episode, we will talk about the spirituality of laws and rules and how we can find balance to be safe, secure, and free in following them. 
    We are also invited to look at some of these rules that we have established, these etiquettes or cultures that we've put on ourselves, our neighbors, or our pastors. 
    Let's do some discernment of whether or not these are from God or not. And to also, go deeper and see what's at the heart of why we do that and ultimately, bring that to the Lord.
    Here's the link to the graph that we referenced in the video:
    https://bit.ly/pocofreedomgraph
    The Poco a Poco podcast happens because of many generous donors, including recurring monthly donations of any amount. Thinking about helping out? You can give at https://spiritjuice.org/supportpoco. Thank you!
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    You can get your copy of The Father (by Fr Mark-Mary Ames, CFR) at 
    https://ascensionpress.com/thefather

    • 52 min
    On Being Safe

    On Being Safe

    Series on "The Father" by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR (Part 6)
    What does it mean to be safe?
    Safety is not the absence of suffering, it's not like we're not going to struggle with anything but it's the recognition that when we are vulnerable, we don't have to escape it, because someone wants to be with us and provide for us and that is our Lord, Jesus Christ. This is the safety that we are proposing.
    In this episode, we're focusing on the necessity of having sufficient resources and true expectations as we unpack what it really means to be truly safe.
    Here's the link to the graph that we referenced in the video:
    https://bit.ly/pocofreedomgraph
    The Poco a Poco podcast happens because of many generous donors, including recurring monthly donations of any amount. Thinking about helping out? You can give at https://spiritjuice.org/supportpoco. Thank you!
    🛒 You can also grab your Poco a Poco Merchandise at pocomerch.com!
    You can get your copy of The Father (by Fr Mark-Mary Ames, CFR) at 
    https://ascensionpress.com/thefather

    • 46 min
    Loved and Celebrated

    Loved and Celebrated

    Series on "The Father" by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR (Part 5)
    What does it mean to be loved and celebrated?
    We are favored sons and daughters worthy of celebration—of being served. We are worthy and loved by God and this episode talks about a step in the right direction on what it means to be loved and celebrated.
    This is a gentle call to conversion and repentance, an invitation to allow ourselves to be loved sacrificially and give God and others permission to love and celebrate us.
    Here's the link to the graph that we referenced in the video:
    https://bit.ly/pocofreedomgraph
    The Poco a Poco podcast happens because of many generous donors, including recurring monthly donations of any amount. Thinking about helping out? You can give at https://spiritjuice.org/supportpoco. Thank you!
    🛒 You can also grab your Poco a Poco Merchandise at pocomerch.com!
    You can get your copy of The Father (by Fr Mark-Mary Ames, CFR) at 
    https://ascensionpress.com/thefather

    • 55 min
    Made for Freedom

    Made for Freedom

    Series on "The Father" by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR (Part 4)
    What does it mean to be made for freedom?
    We are all called to live in freedom as sons and daughters of God. The reality is we are seen, loved, and chosen by God the Father and there's freedom when we experience that.
    In this episode, we're going through the mechanics of freedom and learn more about how the experience of home and trust can help us understand that a little bit deeper.
    Here's the link to the graph that we referenced in the video:
    https://bit.ly/pocofreedomgraph
    The Poco a Poco podcast happens because of many generous donors, including recurring monthly donations of any amount. Thinking about helping out? You can give at https://spiritjuice.org/supportpoco. Thank you!
    🛒 You can also grab your Poco a Poco Merchandise at pocomerch.com!
    You can get your copy of The Father (by Fr Mark-Mary Ames, CFR) at 
    https://ascensionpress.com/thefather

    • 49 min
    The Father's Gaze

    The Father's Gaze

    Series on "The Father" by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR (Part 3)
    Can you imagine how you would gaze upon your newborn baby for the first time?
    This is the way the Father loves everyone. He's constantly looking at us and is constantly delighting in us.
    The Father always looks at us with the same delight, love, and rejoicing as a father looks at his newborn for the first time. This is how our Heavenly Father looks at us, delights in us, rejoices in us and contemplates us right now. 
    When we feel things that we feel far away, or we think we feel that there's such darkness or separation or walls, it's an illusion, it's not true. We are always gazed upon with love and intimacy.
    In this episode, we're discussing the intimacy the Father wants to invite us into. 
    The Poco a Poco podcast happens because of many generous donors, including recurring monthly donations of any amount. Thinking about helping out? You can give at https://spiritjuice.org/supportpoco. Thank you!
    🛒 You can also grab your Poco a Poco Merchandise at pocomerch.com!
    You can get your copy of The Father (by Fr Mark-Mary Ames, CFR) at 
    https://ascensionpress.com/thefather

    • 42 min
    The Father's Delight

    The Father's Delight

    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 time when he gets to take care of and be with his children in this special way can be the best part of the father's day.
    In his children's poverty, in this exchange, and despite the challenges, there are still many things about them that allow the father's heart to well up with delight. The inabilities and imperfections that we have, delight the Father because they are occasions of intimacy and closeness to Him.
    This is the purity of the delight we're talking about in today's episode. This is a reminder that God delights in all of us even more than an earthly father delights in his earthly children. The heavenly Father is not burdened by you, but He profoundly delights. 
    The Poco a Poco podcast happens because of many generous donors, including recurring monthly donations of any amount. Thinking about helping out? You can give at https://spiritjuice.org/supportpoco. Thank you!
    🛒 You can also grab your Poco a Poco Merchandise at pocomerch.com!
    You can get your copy of The Father (by Fr Mark-Mary Ames, CFR) at 
    https://ascensionpress.com/thefather

    • 46 min

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Struggling Catholic ,

Ep. Made for Freedom

Thank you all for choosing to do this important work of feeding the flock. I appreciate your different perspectives. May our Heavenly Father protect you all and continue to strengthen your faith.

Life’s answer ,

Joy

Several episodes back , Father PT gave an acronym for the word “joy” . Could he repeat it for us please. Thank you.
Ps I love the comraderie and banter before you delve into the lesson.

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Tridium

Thank you for the thought provoking and beautiful preparation for celebrating the Tridium. Jesus is a gift and loves each of us!

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