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Rooted in the Really Real

Join friends Fr. Steven Borello and Ashley Pultorak as they share about prayer and journeying together in the spiritual life. This life we're given is such an adventure- come along for the journey!

Tracks

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord- Fr. Steve Homily
Listen to Fr. Steve's homily from 4/8/24.Thanks for listening! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
07:22 4/9/24
Friday in the Octave of Easter- Fr. Steve Homily
Listen to Fr. Steve's homily from 4/5/24.Thanks for listening! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
05:19 4/5/24
Tuesday in the Octave of Easter- Fr. Steve Homily
Listen to Fr. Steve's homily from 4/2/24.Thanks for listening! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
04:13 4/3/24
Wednesday in the Octave of Easter- Fr. Steve Homily
Listen to Fr. Steve's homily from 4/3/24.Thanks for listening! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
07:07 4/3/24
RRR 064: Easter Joy!
In the episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss the beauty, joy, and peace of Easter. After experiencing Lent and entering into Easter, are we changed? Does the reality of Jesus dying and rising from the dead change our lives? How can we experience true joy?Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
26:13 3/31/24
How to Be a Man- Fr. Steve Talk
On Thursday 2/1/24 Fr. Steve gave a talk to the Fishers of Men group from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville regarding what it means to "be a man" vs. the false masculinity the world teaches us. We must go into the breach in order to bring the light of Christ to others. Thanks for listening! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
37:55 3/8/24
Third Sunday of Lent Year B- Fr. Steve Homily
In Fr. Steve's homily, he speaks of how when we allow the Lord to purify our hearts, our parishes are healthier and more people can hear the Lord call them to their vocation.  Listen to hear more! Thanks for listening! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
16:44 3/3/24
RRR 063: Intro to Marriage and Family Series
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about our new series we will be diving into- marriage and family life! The richness and beauty of marriage and family life is essential to the Church, but we realize that not everyone's experience is perfect- we all come from broken families to some degree. We also talk about some fun new changes to the podcast, including lots of new upcoming episodes with Ashley's husband Drew!Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
20:49 3/1/24
Our Responsibility to Encourage Vocations- Fr. Steve Talk
For the first time on our podcast, we're posting one of Fr. Steve's recent talks!On Saturday 2/17/24 Fr. Steve gave a talk to the Knights of Columbus from various nearby parishes regarding how to encourage vocations. By modeling conversion, refusing to keep our faith hidden, sharing our testimony, and inspiring others, we each help to encourage vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and marriage in the Church. "I have a responsibility to encourage vocations by living my own vocation well." Thanks for listening! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
32:48 2/23/24
RRR 062: Leaning Into The Sacraments
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about diving deeper and leaning into experiencing more in the sacraments, especially the Mass, adoration, confession, and our baptism. What if we tried to give the Lord more of our hearts? What if he showed us a new way to enter into the sacraments? Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless.
35:31 2/16/24
RRR 061: Try Approaching Lent THIS Way
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss the fast-approaching season of Lent. They go over the meaning and purpose of Lent, the three dimensions of Lent (prayer, fasting, and almsgiving), and how to approach Lent differently this year to have it truly contribute to genuine growth in our healing and relationship with the Lord.Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
39:32 2/9/24
RRR 060: Liturgical Living Specifics
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss specific examples of ways we can incorporate living a liturgical life into our home. Whether it be celebrating our baptism day or name day, intentionally having days of fasting and penance, or creating a space of prayer in the home, the Lord is waiting to invite us deeper into relationship with Him through a liturgical approach to life. Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
39:08 1/12/24
RRR 059: Yes, It's Still Christmas!
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about the beautiful gift we are given in the Christmas season, focusing much on the Holy Family. Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
20:39 12/29/23
RRR 058: Preparing for a Great Advent
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley discuss preparing our hearts for the upcoming season of Advent. We prepare for receiving Jesus as as little baby in the manger, but also anticipate his glorious Second Coming. How can we give Jesus everything and have a fruitful Advent?Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
23:35 11/24/23
RRR 057: Sacramental Living and Being Intentional
Thanks for listening!In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about sacramental living and liturgical living. What are we bringing to the table when we enter into the Mass? How much intentionality are we bringing to prayer? There are so many ways to order our life, but what happens when we order it according to the liturgical seasons of the Church?Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
24:33 11/17/23
RRR 056: Slowing Down and Being Real
We're back from an extended break! In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley catch up on their lives over the last few months, focusing on trying to slow down and listen more clearly to what the Lord is asking. Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
26:08 10/27/23
RRR 055: Lord, How Do You See Me?
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about listening to the promptings of the Lord and being docile to those promptings. Sometimes we're quick to judge ourselves or we're afraid to do what the Lord asks because of fear, but it helps to turn towards Him and say, "Lord, how do YOU see me?"Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
32:14 6/9/23
RRR 054: Seasons of Life and Transitions
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about the various seasons of life we can find ourselves in and how it's okay for our prayer to change during these times. We aren't always being asked to go back to how our prayer used to be, but to enter into our current transition or season with the Lord and see what He has for us. Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
28:31 5/26/23
RRR 053: Sanctifying the Ordinary
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley take a short break from the current series on virtue to talk about sanctifying the ordinariness of our everyday life, specifically that of motherhood. Fr. Steve recently gave a talk to the moms group at Ashley's parish, in which this topic was discussed. In this episode, they discuss some of the main points and point to room for more discussion here. Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
24:55 4/21/23
RRR 052: Justice! ...and Reverence?
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley continue to use Romano Guardini's book, Learning the Virtues That Lead You To God, this time looking at his chapters on the virtues of  Justice and Reverence. Our hearts are made for both! Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
35:14 3/24/23
RRR 051: Growing in Acceptance Leads to Greater Patience
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about the virtue of acceptance, and how growing in acceptance leads to a growth in patience. In order to be patient with ourselves and others, we must first accept the circumstances we find ourselves in. If we do not accept reality before us, it is impossible to interact with that reality and receive the graces the Lord wishes to bestow upon us. We can all grow in patience! We continue to use Romano Guardini's book, Learning the Virtues That Lead You To God. Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
41:04 2/10/23
RRR 050: Living Bold Truthfulness
In this 50th episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about the virtue of Truthfulness, as mentioned by Romano Guardini in his book, Learning the Virtues That Lead You To God.  We have an obligation as Christians to speak the truth always, while recognizing that truthfulness needs also the virtues of courage and love for the person with whom we are speaking with to aid in its fruitfulness.Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! You can email ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with any questions or suggestions. God bless. 
42:23 1/6/23
RRR 049: The Theological Virtues
In this episode, we continue talking about living a virtuous life, this time looking at the three Theological Virtues. Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! God bless. 
22:30 12/16/22
RRR 048: The Cardinal Virtues
In this episode, we continue talking about living a virtuous life, this time looking at the four Cardinal virtues. Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! God bless. 
22:57 12/2/22
RRR 047: Created for Order
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley continue talking about living the life of virtue. Virtues show the potential of man and what he is destined for. Like we spoke about in our last episode, we are created for freedom and virtues help us attain that freedom, but they also help provide order. True order is understanding that God alone is God. Disorder comes when we leave virtue in pursuit of our own self-seeking desires, and God is no longer on the throne of our hearts.Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! God bless. 
33:47 11/18/22
RRR 046: Created for Freedom
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley are back with a new series on the virtues. First, we look at the reason for pursuing virtue and remind ourselves to focus on our mission of attaining radical holiness through surrendering everything to the Lord. If we really want to grow in holiness, He will be with us and provide us with the grace to do so. In order to pursue virtue, we need to have an accurate understanding of freedom and what it really means to be free! Hint: it's not what the world says it is. We are created for freedom!Thank you for listening to our podcast. Please leave us a rating and/or review, and share on social media or with a friend! God bless. 
30:31 10/28/22
RRR 045: Enough is Enough! Do We Believe God Is Who He Says He Is?
We are back from our summer break! In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley take a step back and regroup before heading into a new series. Do we believe God is who He says He is? Do we believe He is bigger than the mess we find ourselves in? Let us give Him our YES.   Email us at ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with questions or prayer intentions. Please also subscribe to our podcast and leave us a rating! Thank you so much for listening! God bless.
27:48 9/2/22
RRR 044: The Unitive Way
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley conclude the series on Ralph Martin's The Fulfillment of All Desire, talking about the Unitive Way of the spiritual life. We talk about the progression from spiritual betrothal to spiritual marriage, as well as recognizing that there's always more that the Lord invites us to experience with Him.  Email us at ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with questions or prayer intentions. Please also subscribe to our podcast and leave us a rating! Thank you so much for listening! God bless.
30:30 7/1/22
RRR 043: A Deeper Purification
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley talk about the ways in which God speaks to us and continues to purify us on the spiritual journey. Even as we've grown and healed in part, there are always more ways in which the Lord invites us to surrender to Him. We need to be emptied more in order to be filled! It's not always about surrendering "more," but responding to grace and making more room for God to work in our hearts and lives.Email us at ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with questions or prayer intentions. Please also subscribe to our podcast and leave us a rating! Thank you so much for listening! God bless.
28:17 6/17/22
RRR 042: The Struggle and Holiness in Loving Others
In this episode, Fr. Steve and Ashley continue discussing the Illuminative Stage of the spiritual life, focusing on how we grow in our ability to love. We grow in both love of God and love of neighbor, but these loves prove to be very different in action. How do we love others best? How is this such a profound place of holiness? Email us at ashley@rootedinthereallyreal.com with questions or prayer intentions. Please also subscribe to our podcast and leave us a rating! Thank you so much for listening! God bless.
34:46 6/3/22

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