EP11 - Finding God One Moment at a Time w/ Dr. Greg Bottaro

by Leo Gallegos June 29, 2020

EP11 - Finding God One Moment at a Time w/ Dr. Greg Bottaro

Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights" and is inspired by the heroic life of Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to raw and authentic conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship that will help us pursue "the heights" together!



Dr. Greg Bottaro, a Catholic psychologist, and the director of the CatholicPsych Institute and the developer of the Catholic Mindfulness online course. Before getting his doctorate, he spent four years living as a Franciscan friar, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. He ultimately discerned a call to pursue family life. Six years after leaving NYC as a friar, Dr. Bottaro returned as a psychologist. His aim is fundamentally the same to serve. Instead of serving those suffering material poverty, he now seeks to serve those with psychological needs..

In our powerful conversation we explored Dr. Greg's journey: his conversion inspired by St. John Paul II's book Love and Responsibility and encouraged by Peter Kreeft, serving the poor and learning to pray deeply as a Friar with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in the Bronx, and his mission to integrate a Catholic understanding of the human person with the best practices in modern psychology. Dr. Greg also shares how prayer and intimate time with God helped him heal from the wounds of his parents divorce and how a disciplined practice of Catholic mindfulness can help others experience a greater sense of peace and God's love.


You can learn more about Dr. Greg, take one of his courses and/or schedule a counseling appointment at:


Follow him on Instagram @catholicpsych and Facebook @CatholicPsych

Shop his book The Mindful Catholic: Finding God One Moment at a Time


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Leo Gallegos
Leo Gallegos

Leo Gallegos is the founder of Libertas, a Christian apparel brand and content resource for men. After almost a decade in financial services and a short time in higher education at The Catholic University of America, Leo felt God was inviting him to share his love for the beauty and richness of the Faith though Libertas. Leo and his wonderful wife Liz have two young boys and another on the way! They are a military family and currently reside in the Virginia Beach area. Leo is an endurance enthusiast, recently completing two ultra-marathons and is training for his first 100 miler in November. Leo looks forward to sharing more on culture and faith, and how being outdoors, running and hiking, can be great avenues to growth both personally and spiritually. You can read more about Leo, view Libertas' content and shop at libertasalive.com. Follow Libertas and Leo on Instagram @libertas_alive and @catholic.running.guy.

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