Redemptive Suffering Reflection

Redemptive Suffering – Fr. Riccardo

POSTED BY on 9:59 PM under Lent, Philosophy, Prayer, SPEAKER: Fr. John Riccardo

Here’s a talk on a little-discussed bit of Catholic theology – redemptive suffering. If you’ve never understood Col 1:24, this is probably the talk for you.

From what I understand, there were few things more common 60 years ago than for a whining Catholic kid to hear, “Offer it up!” Hopefully Fr. will go a bit deeper… ;0)

Prayer By Those Who Suffer
This podcast is from a lenten mission talk presented by Fr. Riccardo several years ago at the Cardinal Maida Institute in Plymouth, Michigan. The title of the talk is Redemptive Suffering-The Supreme Power of Prayer By Those Who Suffer.

Christ is Always the Answer

This morning I was able to catch the last 20 minutes of Fr. Riccardo’s broadcast on St. Gabriel Radio.  I loved so much of what he had to say that I had to share his talk with you also.  Please take time to listen to this podcast.  The last 20 minutes he touches on something that reminds me so much of the chaplet of Hannah’s Tears and how we must all unite our sufferings to Christ Jesus.


Remember you are not alone!



Fr. Riccardo encourages the congregation to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.  While reflecting on the gospel reading from St. Matthew (Mt 16:13-20), Fr. John discusses statistics regarding Catholics and confession and reminds the congregation that God is always merciful.

Direct download: Homily082011.m4a

Staying in touch with the Beloved


I can not seem to find the exact program which Catholic Radio says is #63 Christ is the Answer Fr. Riccardo (I highly recommend listening to this recording, I pray that I can find it in the midst of the wonderful recordings he has).  Please let us know if you find this recording.  Thank you!