The Poco a Poco Podcast

The Poco a Poco Podcast

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Join Fr. Innocent, Fr. Angelus and Fr. Mark-Mary, members of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, for their weekly podcast. The Poco a Poco Podcast offers "Practical Spirituality"; The friars break open the Gospel in light of their years of prayer, communal life, and work with the poor.

The Poco A Poco Podcast is a source of rest, encouragement, refreshment, and renewal for all pilgrims helping them to discern and make the next best step. Poco a Poco, little by little, step by step we're making our pilgrimage to the Father's house.

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The Poco a Poco Podcast
  • Episode 2: FOCUS! An Introduction to the Particular Exam

    In this second episode of the Poco a Poco Podcast, Fr. Mark-Mary gleams from the wisdom of Jesuit Spirituality as practiced by Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ during his years of "Quarantine" in Soviet prisons and labor camps. Learn how to pick your battle and so win the war!

  • Episode 3: Patience! Takin' a Look at What God's Doing and How He's Doing It

    Patience! It's the name of the game. During this third, and final, of the "Pandemic Episodes," Fr. Mark-Mary reminds us to be still and know that he is God! We can be sure that God is at work in our situation even though we don't know where he's leading and when we'll ar...

  • Episode 4: Intimacy With The Father Is For You
    Intimacy with the Father is for you! FACT! Get it!

    In the first episode of The Poco a Poco Podcast featuring all three of our hosts, the friars proclaim with absolute conviction, rooted in lived experience, that radical relationship and intimacy with God IS POSSIBLE. ...

  • Episode 5: Becoming Fascinated with Jesus

    IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS! In the latest episode of The Poco a Poco Podcast, Fr. Innocent, Fr. Angelus, and Fr. Mark-Mary take a totally fresh look at the Beatitudes. And what do we discover in the beatitudes? We discover the face of Jesus and the invitation to become authe...

  • Episode 6: Intimacy Is Our Inheritance

    Take a deep dive into the "Franciscan sweet spot": Poverty of Spirit and The Kingdom of Heaven where our dependence meets the Father's providence. For this reason, the friars truly consider themselves, "Rich Kids." They are rich in intimacy with the Father and it's poss...

  • Episode 7: Beggars and Beast Mode (Poverty and Holiness)

    Beggars and Beast Mode. Taking another look at the "Franciscan Sweet Spot," poverty of spirit, Fr. Innocent, Fr. Angelus, and Fr. Mark-Mary reconcile our poverty and dependence with the call to holiness. Our poverty is not an obstacle to Christian excellence, but when i...

  • Episode 8: It's Not About Me (Discipleship as a Team Sport)

    "Love is an exodus from me to you" (Pope Benedict XVI). Oftentimes the spiritual life can be focused on." Am I growing? Am I getting after it? Am I, am I, am I... Of course, each individual's particular growth is important, and there is a place for examining our own live...

  • Episode 9: Greater Than The Lilies (He Cries Because He Cares)

    There's a whole lot of Good News in this episode. Jesus has clothed the lilies with great splendor and they didn't have to do any work at all! And he reminds us, if I take such great care of the wild flowers, how much more will I care for you!

    The friars invite you to ...

  • Episode 10: The Father Thinks I'm Hot Stuff

    Fr. Lloyd has experienced a whole lot of life over the past 98 years. In his own words, what has he learned, "The Father thinks I'm hot stuff." The Father loves him and rejoices in him. And it's for you as well! In this week's episodes the friars take a look at the true meaning of "meek." Bein...

  • Episode 11: Burn Through The Finite (You Gotta Want It)

    It's satisfaction guaranteed people! "They shall be satisfied." Not, they might be satisfied or 9/10 times those who hunger and thirst for righteousness claim to be satisfied. Satisfaction is guaranteed to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness! It's a promise and the Father always keeps h...