About the show

Join Fr. John Riccardo, Nick, and Mary in their podcast, “You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo” where they will talk about anything and everything that has to do with transforming the Church.

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Episodes

  • Episode 137: Bringing Transformation to Catholic Education

    July 26th, 2021  |  30 mins 36 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary welcome Msgr. James Shea, President of University of Mary and discuss the true purpose of Catholic education.

  • Episode 136: Gearing Up Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically for Battle

    July 19th, 2021  |  33 mins 6 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary welcome Dcn. Steve and USMC Major Sharon Sisbarro and have a conversation about how we can draw on some wise principles from the Marine Corp that easily apply to the Christian life.

  • Episode 135: Practical Support For Those On the Front Line

    July 12th, 2021  |  23 mins 40 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about two grace-filled apostolates that offer practical prayerful support for our priestly brothers.

  • Episode 134: Bigger Than You Think

    July 5th, 2021  |  16 mins 22 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary exhort us to understand that the same God who set apart Paul and Barnabas for ministry wants to do great things in and through us.

  • Episode 133: The Heart of a Shepherd

    June 28th, 2021  |  34 mins 20 secs
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    In this extraordinary encounter with Archbishop Sample, we get a most encouraging and inspiring look at one of the Church’s great leaders today.

  • Episode 132: Do We Believe Lots of Christian Things or Do We Believe Jesus?

    June 21st, 2021  |  20 mins 18 secs
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    In this episode, ACTS XXIX shares a favorite and inspired homily from Bishop Daniel Flores given many years ago now on Jesus' crucial question, "Do you want to leave me too?"

  • Episode 131: The Distinction Between My Story and The Story

    June 14th, 2021  |  19 mins 19 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary discuss a crucial distinction between our personal story and the story, the importance of stories in general, and some practical things we can do this summer to know the story more deeply.

  • Episode 130: Don’t shadow box!

    June 7th, 2021  |  23 mins 28 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary continue to discuss the transformation God wants to bring to our hearts so that we might be more conformed to Jesus and more credible witnesses in the world.

  • Episode 129: An Examination of Conscience Around 1 Corinthians 11

    May 31st, 2021  |  30 mins 57 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about the upcoming Feast of Corpus Christi and how this is a great week to do some self-reflection on our own lives as regards the Eucharist.

  • Episode 128: How Do We Know it’s the Holy Spirit Guiding Us?

    May 24th, 2021  |  23 mins 17 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary have a follow up conversation to last week’s episode and offer some practical wisdom on how to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit.

  • Episode 127: How Comfortable Would We Be in the First Century Church?

    May 17th, 2021  |  23 mins 5 secs
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    In this episode Fr. John and Mary talk about the normative experience of the early Church found in the Acts of the Apostles and pose a provocative question for all of us as we approach the Solemnity of Pentecost.

  • Episode 126: A Prayer for Repentance, Reconciliation, and Unity in the Church, Especially the Priesthood

    May 10th, 2021  |  20 mins 18 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about what the Spirit has been doing among the priests they've been ministering to and issue a call for prayer as we get closer to Pentecost.