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40 Days in the Desert

https://youtu.be/7UP6rG2Npwo As we enter into the Season of Lent, the Church calls us to a participatory imitation of Christ's 40 day experience in the desert. As Tony explains, God desires for these 40 days in the desert to be a period of ...
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The Resolve of Love

https://youtu.be/zdxQqND1boE In his Gospel reflection for Palm Sunday, Tony focuses on the two figures of Judas and Peter. As Tony explains, these two figures are tragic in their own ways, yet have much to teach us about what we have been creat...
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A Thirst Quenching Life

https://youtu.be/YzEMJmaZsz4 In this reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent, Tony Crescio examines Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman. As Tony explains, in this encounter, Jesus teaches us that it is only by being honest about our sinfu...
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Raising the Fallen

https://youtu.be/e0VH4KFezdo In this reflection for the First Sunday of Lent, Tony Crescio discusses the temptations of Adam and Eve in the Garden in the revelatory light of Christ's temptation in the desert. As Tony explains, by assuming our h...
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The Triduum: Living a Paschal Life

https://youtu.be/Wy44W1rrwEA This talk was delivered as part of the Lenten Speaker Series at St. Anselm Parish in St. Louis, MO. In it, Tony discusses how the Triduum, the most solemn liturgical celebration in Christianity, is not merel...
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The Invitation to be Co-Creators with God

“The Lord God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it” (Genesis 2:15). In our culture, we place a premium on working hard, grinding it out, less rest, and more productivity. The underlying assumpt...
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Entering Deeper into Lent with Just A Little Talk

We all have something in life we struggle with. Things that we find difficult to deal with, and don’t really know where to begin addressing them. This could be something personal or relational. Maybe it is a vice we just can’t seem to shake off,...
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Learning Asceticism from the Desert Fathers and Mothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oksD-v8-JWI Welcome to another installment of FRESHImage Presents! We’re at the midway point of the Lenten Season, and if we’ve really decided to challenge ourselves this Lent to grow in holiness and ...
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