Franciscan Voice
Constitutions Part 9: Formation

Constitutions Part 9: Formation

June 29, 2021

What is Franciscan formation? How does it work? Friar Tim Kulbicki continues his discussion of the Constitutions.

Hymn of Zechariah

Hymn of Zechariah

June 24, 2021

No matter where we are, we can find God's peace. In this episode, Friar Jude Winkler reflects on the birth and life of St. John the Baptist.

Don’t Be Lukewarm

Don’t Be Lukewarm

June 21, 2021

In the Book of Revelation 3:16 "So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth." Friar John Bamman walks us through this difficult passage: What does it mean to be hot or cold? How can we navigate those times when we feel lukewarm? How do we know if we are doing what God wants us to do? From young adults to middle-age to those approaching the end of their lives, Fr. John has ideas that we can all use.

Not An Ordinary Peace

Not An Ordinary Peace

June 17, 2021

Since the 1960s we've often heard the word peace, but not seen much of it. But when St. Paul uses the word, it means something deeper and more profound than we think. Friar Jude Winkler explains the peace that comes from an encounter with Jesus.

Constitutions Part 8: Mission

Constitutions Part 8: Mission

June 15, 2021

Words teach and actions speak. In this episode, Friar Tim Kulbicki talks about the call for the friars to travel the world proclaiming the Good News. How can we reinvigorate Christian life? How can we share the joy of the Gospel?

Constitutions Part 7: Ministry

Constitutions Part 7: Ministry

June 8, 2021

Ministry is our response to Jesus' commands. St. Francis said: "The Lord God gave me the grace to work." Friar Tim Kulbicki discusses how the Friars respond to the needs of the times in deciding the tasks to be accomplished, then work on their assigned duties (while remembering their spiritual and fraternal lives), humbly doing the things the Church and the community need them to do.

Gone, Here, Coming

Gone, Here, Coming

June 1, 2021

The Ascension...Memorial Day...Pentecost and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. During these days we focus on the words: gone, here, coming. We know that Christ has died, is risen, and will come again; and that knowledge is the source of hope.

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