Richaél Lucero2019-08-16T07:27:09-04:00

After returning to the Faith while studying business at University of San Diego, Richaél Lucero earned a master’s degree in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She strives to manifest the Lord’s command in Matthew 28:19 to “go and make disciples of all nations,” as part of the Catholic Answers marketing department and as the host of the Catholic Answers podcast Clumsy Theosis. She has also enjoyed speaking at parish events and being a part-time theology instructor at the San Diego Diocesan Institute. Richaél and her husband appreciate the expression of the mysteries of the Eastern Catholic churches and participate in the Byzantine Rite liturgy, where she sings in the choir and he is an alter server.

Clumsy Theosis – Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (Part 3 of 3)

Lent is a time of restoration. Our souls are being restored to better reflect the image of Christ. Enjoy the final episode of our 2020 Lenten series aimed at helping the faithful delve into the spirit of this season. Listen as Richaél Lucero concludes this series with a practical explanation of how we are to live out the last three beatitudes in order to be renewed images of Christ in the world.

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—Episodes mentioned:

-2020 Lent Series on the Beatitudes: 

-Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (Part 1 of 3)- clumsytheosis.net/2020/03/14/beati…mitating-christ/
-Beatitudes and Imitating Christ (Part 2 of 3)- clumsytheosis.net/2020/03/21/beati…ist-part-2-of-3/

—Other references:
-Examination of Conscience (Skip to the section on the Beatitudes) www.royaldoors.net/2015/02/examina…nce-for-adults/

—Scriptures referenced:
-Matthew 5:1-16 “Beatitudes”
-Isaiah 11:1-2 “Gifts of the Holy Spirit”
-Ezekiel 36:26 “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
-Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.”

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By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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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By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – Beatitudes and Imitating Christ

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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By |March 14th, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – Beatitudes Introduction

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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By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – Repost | Lent & Conversion

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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By |February 15th, 2020|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments