1. Great post Brandon. The connection of the priesthood and fatherhood is wonderful. I too enjoy Father Riccardo on Catholic radio. He is always in point and has been a blessing to me as I listen. Keep up the beautiful writing about our faith. You will win many souls for Christ.

  2. DC

    Thanks for sharing your experience with your father. As a father of two young girls it is a solid reminder of my vocaton and the potential outcome. Love Fater Riccardo!

  3. Renee

    Praying for you and your family today, Lisa. What a beautiful post. You turned me on to Fr. Riccardo’s podcasts a few months ago and I’m amazed how fulfilling they’ve been for me. Your words really describe what ive been feeling. Thank you!

  4. So profound is Fr. Riccardo’s impact on our journey into the heart of the Church, we used to feature the story of Lisa’s 45-minute commute on our page. If you’ve never heard him, you’re missing out! Click one of the podcast links in Lisa’s post above.

  5. Ron Bartlett

    I am looking for a recording of Father Ricardo’s prayer 1 talk on titled, I think, “I Thirst for You”. I found it in a podcast, but need a copy of this prayer alone for a men’s group. Any help?

  6. I just found your blog today while searching for information on Fr. John Riccardo. I included this link in my blog, as I think some of my friends may enjoy it. Thank you so much for this. Christ Is the Answer has touched me deeply, and I love to pass on authentic Catholic information. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter Lydia.

  7. I’m a bit late to this party, but in the last 2 months I’ve grown to love Father Riccardo. What an amazing Priest. As much as I’d love to see him locally, it makes me respect him even more that he chooses to truly be a parish priest. I hope his parish knows how lucky they are.

  8. Molly

    I can’t believe it has been 3 years! I wish I had the pleasure if meeting your dad! I can only imagine the great man was and is now with our Father!

    Fr. Riccardo has made such an impact on my life as well and I have never met him!! Thanks for introducing me to his podcasts!!!

  9. Jennifer

    I started listening to him about a month ago! What an amazing speaker? I listen to his podcast daily now plus I’m going to go back into the archives to listen to more. I wish all priests was like him. That’s how they should all be.

  10. Mary DaCosta

    I live in SWcFlorida butvI’ve been listening to Fr. John Ricardo daily through his podcast. I so wish I lived in Detroit and belonged to OLGC Parish. For now I draw strength,inspiration, and motivation to seek Christ through his podcast. He challenges me, gives me hope, and truly speaks the words of Christ and the Catholic Church. Thank you Fr. John. I am praying for you and your family as you mourn the death of your dad, but also celebrate the man of God he was. You are not alone ❤️

  11. Tim Gray

    God sent a modern day savior to one of the most needed parts of the USA in Father John. I searched him out after listening to him on Gabrielle radio and listened to him do his father’s eulogy. It was amazing to the point I can’t discern joy from sorrow. I just know that he has unlocked feelings from the recesses of my heart. God bless you for what you do to those that want to be the faithful.

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