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 61: Be Not Afraid: The Gift of Peace

    May 12th, 2020  |  7 mins 27 secs
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    Fear not, little flock!

    In this episode, Fr. John encourages us to lean into the peace that only Jesus can bring in these days of great struggle and suffering.

  • Episode 60: Who Are You Looking For?

    May 11th, 2020  |  37 mins 29 secs
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    Is there a Saul in your life?

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick and Mary use the story of Barnabas looking for Saul as a real-time example of how God might be inspiring you right now as we enter into this new normal.

  • Episode 59: Be Not Afraid: The Re-creation of the World Has Begun

    May 9th, 2020  |  9 mins 3 secs
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    From lord to Lord!

    In this episode, Fr. John Riccardo unpacks the context of today’s Reading from the Acts of the Apostles and invites us to turn the world upside down as St. Paul did.

  • Episode 58: SPECIAL EPISODE: Re-imagining What a Catholic Parish Can Be

    May 8th, 2020  |  20 mins 18 secs
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    The Inspiration Behind the White Paper

    In this special episode, Nick Jorgensen interviews Fr. John about our white paper and what the Lord may be saying to us in these days in light of COVID-19.

  • Episode 57: Be Not Afraid: The Sudden Happy Turn in Human History

    May 8th, 2020  |  11 mins 51 secs
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    What’s the greatest hinge event of all time?

    In this episode, Fr. John reminds us that history is God’s story and His resurrection is the ‘eucatastrophe’ which pierces you and me with a joy that brings tears and changes our lives forever.

  • Episode 56: Be Not Afraid: From Ruins to Restoration

    May 7th, 2020  |  8 mins 10 secs
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    Jesus Loves to Restore!

    In this episode, Fr. John speaks about how God puts us back together again.

  • Episode 55: Be Not Afraid: The Journey from Distraction to Recollection

    May 6th, 2020  |  11 mins 16 secs
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    How are you doing and where have you come from?

    In this episode, Fr. John shares “how he’s doing,” the texture of his prayer, and invites us to pray with Psalm 103.

  • Episode 54: Be Not Afraid: The Mirth of God

    May 4th, 2020  |  8 mins 10 secs
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    Ever imagine the dinner conversation between the risen Lord and His apostles?

    In this episode, Fr. John speaks to the Mass Readings from yesterday, Monday, May 4th and invites us to enter more deeply into the joy of the Lord.

  • Episode 53: Praying with the Mindset of a Physician

    May 4th, 2020  |  23 mins 28 secs
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    Have you asked the Divine Physician what He most wants to heal in your parish in the midst of this pandemic?

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary take a deeper dive with their third principle, God is the Architect, and teaches pastors and leaders how to pray with the mindset of a physician.

  • Episode 52: Be Not Afraid: The Hard Sayings of Jesus

    May 1st, 2020  |  10 mins 17 secs
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    Are you and I disciples of Jesus or do we just happen to believe some Christian things?

    In this episode, Fr. John invites us to ponder a set of Jesus’ difficult sayings and encourages us to pray for the faith of a child.

    To listen to the homily by Bishop Daniel Flores mentioned in today’s podcast, please visit https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/fr-john-riccardo-425/fr-john-riccardos-podcasts/poitd-6-homily-of-bishop-daniel-flores/266bc8a9-a7ea-4cbb-ad22-a2c6fcef5d35?country=US

  • Episode 51: Be Not Afraid: The Massive Impact of St. Paul

    May 1st, 2020  |  11 mins 31 secs
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    A look at St. Paul’s vision for parish life will both surprise and inspire you!

    In this episode, Fr. John reflects upon the life and work of St. Paul and invites us to both renew our minds and thoughts about what parish life is supposed to be.

  • Episode 50: Be Not Afraid: The Grace of a Pierced Heart

    April 30th, 2020  |  8 mins 41 secs
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    Dare to ponder the chasm between God’s love and our own.

    In this episode, Fr. John invites us to behold the heart of God that has so loved us and to respond today in the manner He deserves.