Episode 24

Dr. Greg Bottaro’s Discernment Story


March 3rd, 2021

27 mins 35 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

Dr. Greg Bottaro shares his incredible story of discerning out of formation for the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and into a marriage with his bride! And the turning point of his discernment that happened while watching The Truman Show. Yes, for real! This story is awesome! I can’t wait for you to hear it!!

On The Discerning Marriage Podcast, we accompany you on the journey to discover if marriage is God’s will for you, and if you already know that you’re called to marriage, we want to help you bring glory to God in your vocation.

This podcast is hosted by the Theology of the Body Instiute. Learn more about the Institute here.


Dr. Greg’s book: The Mindful Catholic

Ep 7: Mindfulness and Therapy with Dr. Greg Bottaro

Dr. Bottaro is a clinical psychologist and founder of the CatholicPsych Institute. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school in Arlington, VA that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology.

Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. He learned how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others.
Six years after leaving NYC as a friar he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to 5 offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe.

Website: https://www.catholicpsych.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicpsych/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CatholicPsychInstitute

A huge thank you to Catholic record label NOVUM Records and artist John Finch for our theme song "Send Down Your Spirit"!

Learn more about Discerning Marriage Ministries here.

Send a question to host Elizabeth Busby here.