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 – Prince of Peace, Advent, and Forgiveness

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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By |December 13th, 2019|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – The Immaculate Conception

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

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – How to Be *Eucharistic People*

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

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – Let Your Heart Be an Altar

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

By |November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clumsy Theosis – Imaginative Prayer vs. Quiet Prayer

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

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: Clumsy Theosis, Uncategorized|0 Comments