Franciscan Voice
The Call: Brother Jim Fields

The Call: Brother Jim Fields

May 30, 2021

Listen to this episode of Franciscan Voice to hear about the life of Brother Jim Fields: World War II veteran, founder of the Franciscan Kitchen in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Conventual Franciscan Friar

Love Demands Justice

Love Demands Justice

May 26, 2021

St. Paul VI wrote that created goods should flow freely and fairly to all. This podcast episode reflects on the words of St. Paul VI and that Jesus' love demands justice for the world, especially the poor.

Constitutions Part 6: Co-responsibility

Constitutions Part 6: Co-responsibility

May 25, 2021

If they take a vow of poverty, how come they have to worry about finances like everybody else? Friar Tim Kulbicki focuses on how the friars care for goods and finances in terms of poverty and as an expression of fraternity.

With Us God Is

With Us God Is

May 25, 2021

On May 25, 1977, we were introduced to a galaxy far, far away with the release of Star Wars Episode IV (A New Hope). In this podcast episode, Friar Michael Lasky talks about the Psalms, Dorothy Day, King David, and adds in a little Yoda. So, grab a cup of coffee and listen to get a little inspiration. May the force be with you!

Behind the Quill: Lunch with Luke

Behind the Quill: Lunch with Luke

May 24, 2021

We know he wrote 25% of what we know as the New Testament, but what do we know about Luke and how he came to know so much about Jesus and the early Church? Listen to the answers from Luke himself as he talks with Br. Tim Blanchard in this episode of Behind the Quill.

Healing the Woundedness

Healing the Woundedness

May 22, 2021

Healing our broken world doesn't begin at the UN. Friar Jude Winkler tells us that every good deed binds wounds, bringing God's presence and goodness to those in need.

The End

The End

May 21, 2021

Saint Luke and sci-fi author Frank Herbert? St. Paul and a sword? Is there an ending to this story? Friar Michael Lasky ties these threads together to show us how to move forward as Easter ends: we prepare for Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit, ready to live as witnesses to the hope of Jesus.

Constitutions Part 5: Fraternity

Constitutions Part 5: Fraternity

May 19, 2021

In a world where individualism reigns, how do the friars live in fraternity, open and sharing with each other, creating a Franciscan family despite differences of opinion and personality? In this episode, we begin Chapter 3: the Fraternal Life of the Friars.

Jesus Sweaters

Jesus Sweaters

May 16, 2021

The truth will set you free. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? How do we embody Jesus in our day-to-day existence? Friar Michael Lasky reflects on John 8:32 and how it is time to purge our closets and give our Jesus sweaters to those in need.

Constitutions Part 4: Penance

Constitutions Part 4: Penance

May 11, 2021

Continuing the discussion of Chapter Two, Friar Tim Kulbicki talks about the penitential life. Penance helps exercise the spiritual 'muscle' that allows us to say no to self in order to say yes more deeply to God and others.

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