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

S2E36: Wear His Heart on Your Sleeve (With Rocio Robles Collado)

Sacred Heart of Jesus Month is still in full effect! The first third of the show is dedicated to the promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and that sets the stage for an interview that I conducted with Rocio Robles Collado from the Brawley and Westmorland Catholic Communities. She shares her experiences with the devotion to the Sacred Heart, her vocation as Catechist, and her work as part of the St. Margaret Mary Feast Team. She says that the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is really a way of life: tune in to hear how!

S2E45: Sacred Heart Month June 2021

During my recent studies of St. Margaret Mary, St. Mary of Agreda, and St. John of the Cross, I noticed that they all have a spiritually spousal relationship with our Lord. With that in mind, I asked my wife Jaquelin Martinez, to join me in talking about the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and how it can be celebrated with food. We also prayed an adapted Sacred Heart Chaplet, composed my yours truly, to contemplate the mysteries of the Sacred Heart. Lastly, I explain how I went about writing the song Oh, Sacred Heart from inspired by psalm 86. Oh Heart of God, come make mine like Yours!

S2E44: Outta the Sin-Bin! (Catholic+Hockey)

Sudden death, penalty kill, slap shot, and sin-bin are just a few words that a shine a light to the seriousness and brutality of hockey, but can the sport be reconciled with Catholicism? Alexander Kirby is the founder of The Holy City Collective, head coach of the Thunder Birds, and a devout Catholic out of Charleston South Carolina, and he’s here to tell us what it’s like on his side of the rink. We also talk about the similarities between Catholicism and hockey, the need for more masculine activities for Catholic men, and how hockey keeps Alex in check. We all make mistakes, but our goal is to get outta the sin-bin and be a better man! Suit up, this isn’t the Mighty Ducks!

Please visit:

http://www.theholycitycollective.com

The title of the article referenced was

“Giving the best of yourself: a Document on the Christian perspective on sport and the human
person, from the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life (can be searched up on the Vatican Library)

S2E43: Momma Bears (Jeanette and Luz)

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I decided to end the month of May with two ladies that are veterans in the realm of motherhood. I ask Jeanette and Luz to talk about their experiences raising kids and what it feels like to be a mom. I also asked them questions based on the Joyous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Tune in, it’s a MOM-umental show!

S2E38: Chosen Sojourners

For this episode, I had the opportunity to talk to Patrick Rivera about his ministry experience as the Director for the Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Diego. We also discussed stewardship meanwhile diving into St Peter’s First letter, specifically chapter 4, to observe how Peter ministered to the persecuted christians of his time. Lastly, I asked Patrick specific questions about what struggles young adults have faced, are facing now, and how his role as a steward applies to his ministry as we open up. Lent may be over, but our pursuit towards a deeper interior life continues; tune in to hear Patrick’s testimony!