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Clumsy Theosis - Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (Part 2 of 3)

Clumsy Theosis - Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (Part 2 of 3)

March 23, 2020

In this episode Richaél Lucero keeps our eyes fixed on Christ by continuing the Lenten exploration of the beatitudes. Reflecting on the third, fourth, and fifth beatitudes, she links them with specific gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us at baptism to grow in each beatitude. Listen now and begin the discussion with Christ about which beatitude he wants to restore within you.

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—Episodes mentioned:
-2020 Lent Series on the Beatitudes:
-Beatitudes Introduction- clumsytheosis.net/2020/02/28/beati…es-introduction/ -Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (Part 1 of 3)- clumsytheosis.net/2020/03/14/beati…mitating-christ/

—Two parter on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Beatitudes:
- 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 1 of 2)- clumsytheosis.net/2018/06/16/7-gif…ven-part-1-of-2/
- 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 2 of 2)- clumsytheosis.net/2018/06/25/7-gif…ven-part-2-of-2/

—Scriptures referenced:
-Matthew 5:1-16 “Beatitudes”
-Isaiah 11:1-2 “Gifts of the Holy Spirit”

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Clumsy Theosis - Beatitudes and Imitating Christ

Clumsy Theosis - Beatitudes and Imitating Christ

March 14, 2020

What do the beatitudes, theosis, “death to self,” and iconography have in common? Though this may sound like the makings of a riddle, it’s not. Richaél Lucero is continuing the Lenten exploration of the beatitudes. She is drawing connections between these four topics of the Faith to paint a detailed picture of the transformation Christ is calling us to this season. Listen in to ensure you can answer Jesus with a full heart.

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—Scriptures referenced:
-Matthew 5:1-16 “Beatitudes”

Quotes referenced:
-“Beatitude is a possession of all things held to be good...”—St. Gregory of Nyssa

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Clumsy Theosis - Beatitudes Introduction

Clumsy Theosis - Beatitudes Introduction

March 2, 2020

When the Lord preached the beatitudes he was teaching about the meaning of ultimate happiness and how to attain it. Unfortunately, many Catholics today find the Beatitudes confusing. Listen as Richaél Lucero provides an overview of this important message of the gospel. This will be the introduction for the 2020 Lenten series on the beatitudes.

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—Scriptures referenced:
-Matthew 5:3-12 “Beatitudes”
-Luke 6:20-26 “Blessings and Curses”
-Deuteronomy 28 (Blessings and curses given by Moses.)

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Clumsy Theosis - Repost | Lent & Conversion

Clumsy Theosis - Repost | Lent & Conversion

February 15, 2020

Why do we pray, fast, and give alms during Lent? Together these practices are not intended to be our focus but to serve to call us to something bigger—conversion.

Last year I released the episode titled "Lent & Conversion." As I listened to this episode again last week, I found that I was invigorated by the reminder of how the liturgical readings of the season echo this call, as well, and drive this point home.

Even though the calendar of readings is from 2019, I think this is a great time to revisit that episode from last year as it builds so well on the two most recent episodes that are preparing us for Lent.

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Clumsy Theosis - Lent: You Can Do Hard Things

Clumsy Theosis - Lent: You Can Do Hard Things

February 7, 2020

What should your Lent look like? Have you been selling yourself short during this season that is full of great growth potential? Richaél Lucero calls on Old and New Testament examples to teach you how to get the most out of Lent.

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—Episodes referenced:
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Clumsy Theosis - How to Make Decisions the Catholic Way: Discernment 101

Clumsy Theosis - How to Make Decisions the Catholic Way: Discernment 101

February 3, 2020

Making decisions shouldn’t be stressful. In fact, when we use discernment to make decisions with God, we are not only relieved from our stress but the process is simple and more peaceful. Learn what discernment is from the Catholic perspective and how to do it in five steps with Richaél Lucero.

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—episodes referenced:
-“Not Today Satan: When the Accuser Attacks Your Identity”- clumsytheosis.net/2020/01/17/not-t…s-your-identity/

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Clumsy Theosis - Metanoia: You’re Not a Christian Without It

Clumsy Theosis - Metanoia: You’re Not a Christian Without It

January 25, 2020

The first act of Christ’s ministry was to preach the message of metanoia. Do you want to know exactly what Christ has called us to? Listen as Richaél Lucero defines the meaning of metanoia. In the process she’ll expose why popular synonyms used to explain metanoia don’t paint the full picture; and leave you with suggestions for preparing three areas of yourself for metanoia.

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—Scriptures referenced:
-“Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand!” Mt 4:17
-“From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Lk 6:45
-“We have the mind of Christ.” 2:16

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Clumsy Theosis - Not Today Satan: When the Accuser Attacks Your Identity

Clumsy Theosis - Not Today Satan: When the Accuser Attacks Your Identity

January 17, 2020

Did you know the Enemy regularly attacks our identity as Children of God? Richaél Lucero reveals how Satan attempts to manipulate our identity and provides listeners with a surefire strategy to proactively combat his tactics. Listen now.

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—Scriptures referenced:
-“He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
-“Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:4

- A few passage that reference the reality of the Enemy: Wisdom 2:24//Isaiah 14:12-15//Ezekiel 28:12-15//John 8:44//Revelation 12:7-9//Revelation 12:10

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Clumsy Theosis - Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

Clumsy Theosis - Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

January 4, 2020

Why did the three magi bring the baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh? Listen as Richaél Lucero reveals the meaning of these articles as we find them in the Old Testament and what they proclaim when applied to Jesus in the New Testament. Also learn how this information can add a new dimension when praying over the Epiphany account in scripture.

SHOW NOTES:
—Episodes mentioned:
-“Guaranteed Bible Takeaways” (About the four senses of scripture.)

clumsytheosis.net/2018/07/15/guara…bible-takeaways/

—Articles referenced:
-About the Byzantine feast of Theophany (The Baptism of the Lord)

mci.archpitt.org/liturgy/Theophany_1.html

—Scriptures referenced:
-Isaiah 60:3,6 Here is the link to Isaiah 60. www.biblegateway.com/passage/?searc…-6&version=RSV

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Clumsy Theosis - The Twelve Days of Christmas

Clumsy Theosis - The Twelve Days of Christmas

December 24, 2019

Did you know this popular Christmas carol is known as a *secret catechism*? Listen as Richaél Lucero reveals the Catholic significance to the twelve merry verses of this timeless classic and how they can teach and deepen your faith during the Christmas season.

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—Catechism references
- CCC 1832 “The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: "charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity."

—Song references:
-The Twelve Days of Christmas on YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tReKR_ar5Ls

—Scripture references:
- "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23

—Book references:
-“Mirth Without Mischief” from 1780 containing The Twelve Days of Christmas amzn.to/2Z8Kk1w

—Article references:
-St. Aquinas quoting St. Augustine on nine verses twelve Fruits of the Spirit. www.newadvent.org/summa/2070.htm

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Clumsy Theosis - Prince of Peace, Advent, and Forgiveness

Clumsy Theosis - Prince of Peace, Advent, and Forgiveness

December 13, 2019

Do you want to live a life of peace? Who doesn’t? Richaél Lucero explains the best way to prepare to receive Christ, the “Prince of Peace,” this Christmas. Listen as she also offers instruction for how the Lord intends for us to attain the peace he offers.

SHOW NOTES:
—Episodes mentioned:
-“Let Your Heart Be an Altar”  clumsytheosis.net/2019/11/23/let-y…art-be-an-altar/

—Quote references:
-“Peace can never begin unless an attitude of sincere forgiveness takes root in human hearts. Offering and accepting forgiveness is the essential condition for making the journey towards authentic and lasting peace.” St. Pope JohnPaul II, “Offer Forgiveness and Receive Peace” w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-…day-for-peace.html

—Scripture references:
- “For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government will be upon his shoulder,
and his name will be called
“Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Psalm 9:6

—Book references:
-“Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life” by Bob Schuchts www.amazon.com/Be-Healed-Guide-E…ful/dp/1594714762

—Article references:
-I found this particle on forgiveness helpful and to the point. “How Do You Forgive Even When It Feels Impossible? “ by Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindf…ssible-part-1

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Clumsy Theosis - The Immaculate Conception

Clumsy Theosis - The Immaculate Conception

December 9, 2019

There are many resources that explain the validity of the Immaculate Conception. Let’s take that one step further. After we accept this truth, how does it benefit our walk with the Lord? Listen as Richaél Lucero covers this along with how the celebration of the Immaculate Conception fits perfectly within the Advent season. SHOW NOTES: —Episodes mentioned: -Doctrines and Dogmas: What’s the big deal? : https://clumsytheosis.net/2019/05/17/dogma-and-doctrine-whats-the-big-deal/ —Catechism references: -CCC 491 Pope Pius IX proclaimed: The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin. - CCC 494 St. Irenaeus saind, “Being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race." Hence not a few of the early Fathers gladly assert. . .: "The knot of Eve's disobedience was untied by Mary's obedience: what the virgin Eve bound through her disbelief, Mary loosened by her faith." Comparing her with Eve, they call Mary "the Mother of the living" and frequently claim: "Death through Eve, life through Mary.” —Scripture references: -Hail Mary, Full of grace. Luke 1:28 SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram— https://www.instagram.com/clumsytheosis/ Twitter— https://twitter.com/ClumsyTheosis Facebook— https://www.facebook.com/clumsytheosis VISIT MY WEBSITE: http://www.clumsytheosis.net

Clumsy Theosis - How to Be *Eucharistic People*

Clumsy Theosis - How to Be *Eucharistic People*

December 5, 2019

Catholics are called *Eucharistic People.* Find out what this title means and its connection with giving thanks. Listen as Richaél Lucero shares her top three tips to cultivating a Eucharistic heart and living it with purpose. SHOW NOTES: —Podcast episodes mentioned: -The Ultimate Thanksgiving: https://clumsytheosis.net/2018/11/28/the-ultimate-thanksgiving/ -Prayer: Are you doing it right?: https://clumsytheosis.net/2018/07/05/prayer-are-you-doing-it-right/ —Scripture references: -Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thes 5:18 -If you love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15 -Mary's Magnificat Luke 1:46-55 https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/prayer/traditional-catholic-prayers/prayers-honoring-mary/magnificat —Catechism references: -1360 The Eucharist is a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Father, a blessing by which the Church expresses her gratitude to God for all his benefits, for all that he has accomplished through creation, redemption, and sanctification. Eucharist means first of all "thanksgiving." -2781 We give him thanks for having revealed his name to us, for the gift of believing in it, and for the indwelling of his Presence in us. -2604 The Giver is more precious than the gift; he is the “treasure”… -2062 Following the commandments is acknowledgement and homage given to God as a form of worship and thanksgiving. -1103 In the Liturgy of the Word the Holy Spirit "recalls" to us all that Christ has done for us. —Quotes mentioned: - G.K. Chesterton said, “Thanks is the highest form of thought.” SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram—www.instagram.com/clumsytheosis/ Twitter— twitter.com/ClumsyTheosis Facebook— www.facebook.com/clumsytheosis VISIT MY WEBSITE: www.clumsytheosis.net

Clumsy Theosis - Let Your Heart Be an Altar

Clumsy Theosis - Let Your Heart Be an Altar

November 23, 2019

The heart plays a distinguished role in prayer. For this reason spiritual writers refer to the heart as an *altar.* Richaél Lucero surveys the centrality of the altar in Judaism and Catholicism to refresh our approach to prayer, esteem the majesty of our hearts, and renew our zeal for the significance of the altar in the liturgical celebrations of the Mass/Divine Liturgy. SHOW NOTES: —Podcast episodes mentioned: -Imaginative Prayer vs. Quiet Prayer https://clumsytheosis.net/2019/11/11/imaginative-prayer-vs-quiet-prayer/ -“Mass: The Summit and Font” https://clumsytheosis.net/2018/09/04/mass-the-summit-and-font/ —Quotes mentioned: —“Let your heart be an altar.”—St. Peter Chrysologus —“For this holy altar, by which I stand, is stone, ordinary in its nature, no different from the other slabs of stone that build our houses and adorn our pavements; but seeing that it was consecrated to the service of God, and received the benediction, it is a holy table, an altar undefiled, no longer touched by the hands of all, but of the priests alone, and that with reverence.”—St. Gregory of Nyssa http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/2910.htm —“The heart is the meeting point between body and soul, between the subconscious, the conscious, and the supraconscious, between the human and the divine.” —Kallistos Ware (in “Christian Spirituality: Origins to the Twelfth Century”) https://www.amazon.com//gp/offer-listing/0824506812/sr=/qid=/?condition=new&tag=bookfinder-test-a2-20 SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram— www.instagram.com/clumsytheosis/ Twitter— twitter.com/ClumsyTheosis Facebook— www.facebook.com/clumsytheosis VISIT MY WEBSITE: www.clumsytheosis.net

Clumsy Theosis - Imaginative Prayer vs. Quiet Prayer

Clumsy Theosis - Imaginative Prayer vs. Quiet Prayer

November 11, 2019

God reaches out to us in many creative ways including our imaginations and through the deep quiet stillness of our minds. Richaél Lucero describes two prayer methods that allow us to respond to God through these means. Listen in to learn how easily you can make these fruitful methods a part of your prayer life. SHOW NOTES: —Catechism reference: CCC 2567 God calls man first. Man may forget his Creator or hide far from his face; he may run after idols or accuse the deity of having abandoned him; yet the living and true God tirelessly calls each person to that mysterious encounter known as prayer. In prayer, the faithful God's initiative of love always comes first; our own first step is always a response. —Books mentioned: —Spiritual Exercises by St. Ignatius of Loyola: https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Exercises-Saint-Ignatius-Profound/dp/0385024363 —The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila: https://www.amazon.com/Way-Perfection-Image-Classics/dp/0385065396 —Prayers mentioned: —The Jesus Prayer SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram— https://www.instagram.com/clumsytheosis/ Twitter— https://twitter.com/ClumsyTheosis Facebook— https://www.facebook.com/clumsytheosis VISIT MY WEBSITE: http://www.clumsytheosis.net

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 4

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 4

October 28, 2019

Why do we profess Christ is fully God AND fully man? What is the hypostatic union? What do these questions have to do with Advent? Find out as Richaél Lucero covers the Christological heresies between the fourth and eighth centuries in the final installment of this series. Show notes: Catechism section on the Incarnation, answering the question, “Why did the Word become flesh? paragraphs 456-460 Social media: Instagram— https://www.instagram.com/clumsytheosis/Twitter— https://twitter.com/ClumsyTheosis  Facebook— https://www.facebook.com/clumsytheosis Visit my website: http://www.clumsytheosis.net

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 3

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 3

October 10, 2019

The most prominent heresy of the fourth century was the catalyst behind the Nicene Creed that we profess at every Divine Liturgy and Holy Mass. Richaél Lucero lays out the history and theology of this controversy.

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 2

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 2

September 26, 2019

Richaél Lucero continues her explanation of the heresies about the Trinity and the nature of Christ that plagued the early Church. Learn this history from the second century and Byzantine prayers to foster relationships with each person of the Trinity.

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 1

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity and Jesus in the Early Church—part 1

September 7, 2019

Some Christians of the Early Church couldn’t grasp that there is one God in three persons or that Jesus was both fully human and fully divine—resulting in heresy. Listen to Richaél Lucero describe the heresies about the Trinity and the nature of Christ that plagued the early Church and how they were disputed.

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity: The Central Mystery of Our Faith

Clumsy Theosis - The Trinity: The Central Mystery of Our Faith

August 24, 2019

There is one central truth of Christianity that all our beliefs hang upon—the Trinity. Since the time of the apostles, the Church has corrected false teachings (heresies) about the triune God. Listen as Richaél Lucero sheds light on how knowing these teachings can help us grow in intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.