39 episodes

"To the heights!"
-Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Join Fr. Chris Smith and students Lynsey and Ben each week as we help Catholic college students climb to new heights in their relationship with God, with others, and with creation. As "tre amici" drawn to the intrepid and active spirit of Frassati, we will be your guides to living an "adventurously Catholic" pursuit of holiness in the Church today. We will discuss topics ranging from daily prayer and living life to the full to the ins-and-outs of college life and and how to truly live this adventure with Christ. We invite you to join us on the journey.

Let today be different...Verso l'alto!

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"To the heights!"
-Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Join Fr. Chris Smith and students Lynsey and Ben each week as we help Catholic college students climb to new heights in their relationship with God, with others, and with creation. As "tre amici" drawn to the intrepid and active spirit of Frassati, we will be your guides to living an "adventurously Catholic" pursuit of holiness in the Church today. We will discuss topics ranging from daily prayer and living life to the full to the ins-and-outs of college life and and how to truly live this adventure with Christ. We invite you to join us on the journey.

Let today be different...Verso l'alto!

    039 Lessons Learned in College

    039 Lessons Learned in College

    For this final episode of the season, and perhaps forever, Lynsey dives into lessons she has learned during her time in college before she leaves College Station for the next step in her life. Father Chris and Ben converse with her about implementing these lessons into one’s life and how we should use our time in college to prepare ourselves for what lies ahead.

    • 22 min
    038 Learning from the Early Church

    038 Learning from the Early Church

    After Christ’s resurrection, an entirely new meaning was given to the Faith. Christians saw with their own eyes the resurrected Christ and came to believe that they too could be raised from the dead and enter into eternal life. We see mass amounts of converts and a strong community among the early believers which was due to the evangelization of the Apostles who, like us, were commissioned to preach the Gospel. We can learn from the zeal and strong faith of the early church to help us spread the Good News today and bear witness to the glorified and resurrected Christ.

    • 22 min
    037 Living Easter

    037 Living Easter

    From wounded to glorified, Christ’s resurrection changes everything. A bloody passion was the price he paid for our lives, and because of Jesus’ willingness to pay our debt and resurrect into Heaven, we too can be glorified like him. We can now dwell in Paradise even though we have fallen short here on Earth. The Easter season is a time for feasting and celebration so our Faith in what has been promised to us will be strengthened.

    • 21 min
    036 Poverty During Holy Week

    036 Poverty During Holy Week

    No one entered into their poverty better than Christ himself. For Him to stoop to the low level of our humanity and embrace extraordinary physical and mental suffering helps us see that we too must strive to be as poor as Christ. Holy Week allows us to console the heart of Jesus in His suffering and to remember our littleness as we ready ourselves for the holiest time of the year.

    • 24 min
    035 We Need the Poor

    035 We Need the Poor

    We will not fully encounter Christ until we encounter the poor. The poor have nothing but the Lord and are a beautiful example of how we should live our lives—detached and dependent. We have so much to learn from the poor, and so much to give and share with them beyond material things. The poor need relationship and we, as Christians, are obliged to offer ourselves to them as a gift.

    • 25 min
    034 Spiritual Poverty

    034 Spiritual Poverty

    During this Lenten season we continue in our seven week series on poverty and how to embrace it in order to better imitate Christ.  This episode focuses on spiritual poverty and what it means to be poor in spirit as it states in the beatitudes, "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven."  Spiritual poverty is a lack of our own will and total dependence on the Lord, surrendering totally to Him and to accept that we cannot do anything in life on our own.  The paradox of being poor in spirit in order to be rich in the Lord and to be happy is one that is further explored.

    • 23 min

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