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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.

Clumsy Theosis - Your Mission and the Noonday Devil

Clumsy Theosis - Your Mission and the Noonday Devil

August 13, 2019

“What mission did God create me for?” A common question asked by those who follow Christ. But how often do we ask, “how do I protect my mission?” Listen in as we tackle this equally important question and offer advice to ensure you find and carry out your God-given mission in life.

Clumsy Theosis - Make Work Your Prayer

Clumsy Theosis - Make Work Your Prayer

August 13, 2019

If daily uninterrupted prayer is the ideal, what does that imply about the rest of our daily activities—are they less meaningful? With this practice established by monks of old, even the busy person can elevate their daily work and stay connected to God without missing a beat. Richaél Lucero outlines how you can too.

Clumsy Theosis - Upward Adventure—a.k.a. Clumsy Theosis Is Making Changes

Clumsy Theosis - Upward Adventure—a.k.a. Clumsy Theosis Is Making Changes

August 13, 2019

When the Lord speaks, we move—at least we’d all like to think so. The host of Clumsy Theosis, Richaél Lucero, speaks on the exciting moves the Lord is calling her to make with this podcast. Listen in to learn the ways she is stepping out of her comfort zone to enliven the Church and how that will affect the Clumsy Theosis community.

Clumsy Theosis - Theosis in the Bible

Clumsy Theosis - Theosis in the Bible

June 7, 2019

The first Christians understood theosis as being inseparable from the message of their salvation and the Holy Spirit’s role in their lives. We know this because it is peppered throughout the New Testament. Listen as Richaél highlights the handful of theosis passages that called her to this lifestyle.

Clumsy Theosis - Dogma and Doctrine: What’s the Big Deal?

Clumsy Theosis - Dogma and Doctrine: What’s the Big Deal?

May 17, 2019

As Catholics we hear the terms dogma and doctrine, but how many of us are aware of the significant role they play in our spiritual life? Listen as Richaél explains difference between dogma, doctrine, and disciplines and the impact they have on your personal faith life.

Clumsy Theosis - Fatima: How Catholics Have Been Called to Bring Peace

Clumsy Theosis - Fatima: How Catholics Have Been Called to Bring Peace

May 16, 2019

Our Lady of Fatima’s message is one of peace for the world. As Catholics, we are charged to attain this peace and save souls. Listen to learn how to do this in your daily life.

Clunsy Theosis - The Wounds of Christ—Stages of the Spiritual Life

Clunsy Theosis - The Wounds of Christ—Stages of the Spiritual Life

May 3, 2019

God the Father revealed three wounds of Christ to St. Catherine of Siena as stages of the spiritual life that will help us reach heaven. Listen to learn which three wounds and how each relates to the spiritual life.

Clumsy Theosis - Connecting Signs with Sacraments in the Gospel of John (Part 3)

Clumsy Theosis - Connecting Signs with Sacraments in the Gospel of John (Part 3)

April 26, 2019

Of all the miracles Jesus performed, the seven signs John the Evangelist records reveal the seven sacraments Our Lord instituted. In the final episode of a three-part miniseries, Richaél Lucero explains the theological symbolism of the last of these signs.

Clumsy Theosis - Connecting Signs with Sacraments in the Gospel of John (Part 2)

Clumsy Theosis - Connecting Signs with Sacraments in the Gospel of John (Part 2)

April 18, 2019

Richaél Lucero continues to identify the signs Jesus performed in John’s Gospel with the sacrament each prefigures. Allow yourself to be drawn deeper into their mystery as she unpacks the theological symbolism.

Clumsy Theosis - Connecting Signs with Sacraments in the Gospel of John (Part 1)

Clumsy Theosis - Connecting Signs with Sacraments in the Gospel of John (Part 1)

April 6, 2019

John wrote about the seven signs Jesus performed. Each sign reveals one of the seven sacraments. Listen as Richaél Lucero identifies each sign and the sacrament it conveys and unpacks the theological symbolism.