S3E5: Encounter With Christ, but how? With Jeanette Montano!

Big changes are happing around the world with new initiatives and directives from Pope Francis! Even so, some of those changes have already been set in motion in the Diocese of San Diego, under the direction of Bishop McElroy. The initiative will revolve around the theme of encountering Jesus. With that said, I thought I would interview Jeanette about different ways we can encounter God on a practical and personal level, right now. We cover three distinct ways: pilgrimages, retreats, and…. you’ll see.

S3E4: Heart on His Sleeve

Upon reading The Life of Christ, by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, I felt inspired to share what I had learned. Although, it would be difficult to articulate, or even summarize, the genius that is Fulton Sheen, so I decided to read a dramatic chapter from the book. With the great clash of symbols and power, today’s media and marketing seems to allow much more demonic content to pass through the filters. Enter: Converse’s DRK SHDW pentagram-clad shoes. Is throwing them out enough spiritual indignation?

S3E3: Imagine That…

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This episode was greatly inspired by Bishop Barron’s criticism of the Tokyo Olympics choice for an opening song. It got me thinking about my own musical convictions and how they are relevant in our day to day lives. You’ve heard it said, “You are what you eat.” Does it also apply to what we listen to? Do lyrics have a part in shaping our cynicism or outlook on life? Lastly, I end with an intense reflection of St. Gertrude’s experience with seeing the Sacred Arm of Christ wounded!

S3E1: Brains, Pains, and Gains

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Welcome to Season 3 of the Sacred Heart Narratives Show! I decided to focus on the brain and how it processes emotional and physical pain; you may be surprised by what you learn! Then, I go over the 6 Lies the Devil would like for you to believe in order to separate you, body, mind, and spirit, from God. Last, I talk about some interesting revelations that St. Gertrude experienced with the Sacred Heart of Jesus! You won’t want to miss this one, because if you’ve got brains, you’ll have pains, but they’ll bring you gains!

Sources

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicolefisher/2020/02/14/emotional–physical-pain-are-almost-the-sameto-your-brain/?sh=1275ea9646c1

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/body-sense/201204/emotional-and-physical-pain-activate-similar-brain-regions

https://www.catholiccompany.com/magazine/six-lies-the-devil-wants-us-to-believe-6001#

Love, Peace, and Joy by Fr. Andre Prevot Tan Books

S2E35: The Sleeping Giant (St. Joseph)

They say you should never wake a sleeping bear, but what do we do if the bear wants to be heard?! Hear me out when I tell you that St. Joseph, the adopted father of Jesus, is calling for your attention. Devotion to him is a sleeping giant that will not be ignored and will go down in history! St. Joseph wants you to know that he is ready to intercede for you and even offers to be your spiritual father figure! Tune in to learn more about this until now hidden saint!

S2E32: Packing for the Desert

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The season of Lent is a spiritual place. A setting where we find ourselves alone with God. Make sure to pack what you need, spiritually, its going to be a bumpy and dry ride! Special guest Jeanette Montano humorously shares her experiences with learning to fast, properly! Forget about desserts, what are you giving up this Lent?!

S2E25: Off White Christmas

This show is all about focusing on the true Christmas. We know the meaning of Christmas, but perhaps this year we felt what the actual Christmas was like. Just as Mary and Joseph spent it away from their family and the comfort of their usual rituals, traditions, and experiences, we too felt separated from our families and were not able to celebrate Christmas how we did just last year. BUT FRET NOT, the Lord has a plan and I guarantee it’s better than any plan we can make up ourselves.

S2E23: Mextizos!

Patroness of the Americas, pray for us! This episode is dedicated to the event of the Apparition of the Virgen de Guadalupe! I talk about St. John of the Cross’ warning about apparitions, a brief history of the Aztec’s conquering, and how this event was both an inheritance and rebuke from our ancestors!

S2E21: Josephs’ Dreams

This episode is focused on the Spiritual Works of Mercy and the most popular Josephs around! I discuss Joseph the Governor of Egypt, and son of Jacob, as well at St. Joseph as we celebrate the season of Advent! If you don’t know the story, them buckle up, it’s a bumpy dream!

S2E20: Rex Salvos

Rex Salvos translates to King SAVE US! This episode is all about the sovereign rule of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I also talk about some good kings and what they have in common with our Lord. Lastly, I discuss the why we should allow Jesus to be our King especially as we prepare to celebrate the season of ADVENT!