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!

S2E39: Act Right During Easter

As Easter progresses, I feel like we need more clarity on how to better grow during this Holy Season! The contrast between Lent and Easter is so great, I wanted to discover aspects of Easter that make it stand out of the Liturgical Calendar. With that said, I called upon Fr. Edward Horning, from Brawley Catholic, to answer three questions regarding a deepening of faith throughout this Easter. I also highlight some comparisons between King Solomon’s wisdom and kingdom to that of our Blessed Lord!

S2E7: Cross My Heart (and Hope to Die)

Don’t make a promise you can’t keep! This show is all about promises. I dive into the age old saying “cross my heart”, read some important excerpts from the Autobiography of St. Margaret Mary, and the Apostle’s Creed. Trust me, you going to want to tune into this one; I promise!

S2E4: Chivalry is Dead!

I bid thee a blessed day! May the Lord of Hosts look upon you with gentleness and mercy! This episode is all about chivalry! Retired Sergeant Martin Hernandez and I discuss chivalry’s history and origin; how the Catechism of the Catholic Church tell us to defend ourselves, and how we can keep chivalry alive in the Catholic church. We fight, and by the Glory of God, we win!