Father Illo’s Guest Appearances on Relevant Radio


Father Illo is often a guest Spiritual Director on Relevant Radio’s program “Inner Life”, which is hosted by Chuck Neff.  Click on the topic below to listen to the recorded programs; a new window will pop-up.


January 12, 2018:  Sunday Gospel (John 1:35-42) Jesus asks “What are you looking for”? He is willing to meet us where we are. 

February 26, 2018:  Self-Denial. Fr. Illo and Chuck talk about what self-denial is, and why we should practice it, especially during Lent.

February 27, 2018:  In the hustle and bustle of daily life, sometimes we just want to slow down. We long to stop rushing through life, to connect with the Lord, and grow in our capacity to love. But we can find the peace and simplicity we crave – even in traffic!

April 3, 2018:  Easter Joy!

April 27, 2018:  Sunday’s Gospel (John 15:1-8) Fr. Illo talks gives us a preview of Sunday’s Gospel- the parable of the vine and the branches.

August 8, 2018:  Discussions about the encyclical Humanae Vitae by Pope Bl. Paul VI, and the effects the rejection of it has caused on our culture.

September 26, 2018:  Discussion need for fraternity among diocesan priests. They also discuss the existing fraternities available for diocesan priests & how the laity can support our priests.

October 24, 2018:  Reaching outside our Parish to become a truly evangelizing parish. 


February 20, 2019

The benefits of teaching your children a classical Christian curriculum, and how it will help them with their faith lives.

March 12, 2019

Praying during Lent & why Lent is a great time to increase our prayer lives, and how we can work towards a life of prayer and fasting.

September 30, 2019

A group of Star of the Sea Pilgrims at Haifa, Israel, on our visit to Mount Carmel.
September 2019.

Pilgrimages. What is a pilgrimage and how can they help us with our faith lives? Why should we attempt to make a yearly pilgrimage somewhere?

October 16, 2019

Family Prayer. What does family prayer look like? How do you pray with your family? How do you get your family to pray together?