Catholic Inspiration
By Fr. Andrew Ricci
About this podcast
Fr. Andrew Ricci, a priest of the Diocese of Superior, offers inspirational podcasts of homilies and talks given from a variety of pastoral settings. Fr. Andrew is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website - Three Great Things - is found at www.studyprayserve.com

Episodes (Total: 327 / Page: 1)
today · 00:08:37
Jesus offers a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven where merciful generosity embraces and transcends justice...reminding us that one day we will call upon the Lord for mercy when we stand before him at the end of time. August 23, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
yesterday · 00:05:00
Mary's "fiat" to the angel Gabriel cooperates with God's plan of salvation.  Mary serves as our example, Mother, intercessor and guide.  She's also the Queen of Heaven, and through her witness we are inspired to draw near to her Son.
Aug. 20, 2017
The woman in the Gospel of Matthew is tenancious!  She trusts that Jesus can offer help for her daughter, and she will not be denied.  Her example inspires us to foster a fierce faith - one that receives the gift of God and strengthens it through prayer, Sacraments, and a conviction to offer one's life in love. August 19, 2017 - St. Anthony Catholic Church - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 20, 2017 · 00:10:53
The woman in the Gospel of Matthew is tenancious!  She trusts that Jesus can offer help for her daughter, and she will not be denied.  Her example inspires us to foster a fierce faith - one that receives the gift of God and strengthens it through prayer, Sacraments, and a conviction to offer one's life in love. August 19, 2017 - St. Anthony Catholic Church - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com  
Aug. 19, 2017 · 00:05:35
This short reading from the Gospel of Matthew reveals a beautiful scene: Jesus blessing the children.  May we bring our children to the Lord - in prayer, sacraments, and a holy way of life - so that they can receive the blessing of God's grace as they grow. August 19, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 18, 2017 · 00:06:03
When asked about divorce Jesus references the Book of Genesis and offers a simple but profound teaching on the sacrament of Marriage: two people become one flesh.  While this holy union is a blessing from God, even in ancient times it came with challenges.  May we work to support and help those who live this sacred vocation! August 18, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 17, 2017 · 00:06:50
Jesus teaches about forgiveness through a parable, reminding us that as we have been forgiven by God for our sins we are directed to forgive one another as well. August 17, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 16, 2017 · 00:09:59
The Lord offers a three-step process to confront division within a relationship.  It's practical and powerful...and crucial for us to put into practice. August 15, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 15, 2017 · 00:06:36
Mary's assumption into Heaven reveals her crucial role in the Church.  As the Mother of God her "fiat" to the Angel Gabriel proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and her fidelity to God's will as she stood at the Cross offers us a profound example as we strive to live our faith in the midst of difficulty. August 15, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 13, 2017 · 00:08:09
Fear is a part of life, yet our response determines the impact it will have upon us.  Peter's experience of fear reminds us that we have an opportunity today to call upon the Lord for the courage we need to face our fears with the power of faith. August 12, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 12, 2017 · 00:05:59
Jesus heals a child that could not be helped by this disciples.  Why?  Their faith was not strong enough.  As the disciples sought to strengthen their faith we can learn from them, training our "spiritual muscles" to become strong as we turn to the Lord for wisdom, strength and guidance. August 12, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 11, 2017 · 00:06:56
While there are many priorities that can seek out attention, the Lord reminds us today that eternal life is greater than all others.  With this thought in mind may we keep our eyes fixed on Heaven as we strive to live each day with this final destination before us. August 11, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 10, 2017 · 00:05:58
When a grain of wheat falls to the ground it dies, and through this sacrifice of itself it begets new life.  Our sacrifices - when directed by the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ - can also become a rich offering to the Lord, who will change and transform us with his gift of life. August 10, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 9, 2017 · 00:05:33
The faith of the Canaanite woman was steadfast, and Jesus acknowledges her conviction with joy.  May her example inspire us to hold fast to faith in our moments of need. August 9, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 8, 2017 · 00:05:40
Caught in the storm Jesus exhorts his disciples to take courage and discard fear.  What a great reminder for us today!  When fear threatens to choke our lives may we turn to the one who offers us strength and wisdom to carry on. August 8, 2018 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 6, 2017 · 00:09:34
The glory and power displayed on the mountain top reveal to Peter, James and John the true nature of Jesus.  What's more, as his disciples they will one day enter into that same glory as they offer their lives.  Each day we can be changed through our sacrifice and service so that we will be ready for what awaits us in the Kingdom of Heaven. August 5, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 5, 2017 · 00:05:36
The death of John the Baptist is an outrage, a stark example of human cruelty that assaults our sensibilities.  While we acknowledge the presence of violence and hatred in our world we continue to see in the Cross of Christ God's response: a love that embraces our sins. August 5, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 4, 2017 · 00:07:37
Jesus returns to the village where he grew up and encountered the disbelief of those who were trapped in the past.  All of us are works in progress and every day provides us with one more opportunity to grow as Sons & Daughters of God...even if those who knew us as children fail to see how far we've grown. August 4, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 3, 2017 · 00:05:24
Every day we have the opportunity to learn life lessons, whether it's good or bad, pleasant or painful.  As we follow the Lord we can take these lessons and become more fully sons and daughters of God...preparing for the day when the Lord will call us to the Kingdom of Heaven. August 3, 2017 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Aug. 2, 2017 · 00:04:55
Moses speaks face-to-face with the Lord, to the point that his face becomes dazzlingly bright.  Every day in our prayer and sacraments we, too, can encounter Jesus Christ in a powerful and personal way...transforming our lives as well.