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A River of Grace

A River of Grace

July 28, 2021

Celebrating the Eucharist and having a community of worship brings us peace. Sharing this peace with others, even through small actions such as driving with courtesy, helps peace to grow, just as the river increases in Ezekiel 47. Take a Brief Break for Peace with Friar Jude Winkler.

Constitutions Part 12: Universality

Constitutions Part 12: Universality

July 21, 2021

From local 'fraternities' to federations of provinces, Friar Tim Kulbicki explains the Conventual Franciscan Order's structure in this last episode of the Constitutions.

Psalm 72

Psalm 72

July 13, 2021

Psalm 72 says that the perfect ruler brings justice to the powerless. Friar Jude Winkler explains that each of us has the responsibility to reach out to those around us, especially those most in need, bringing to each of them God's love.

Constitutions Part 11: Chapter

Constitutions Part 11: Chapter

July 12, 2021

St. Francis of Assisi made the Chapters of the Friars the most important factor in governing the Order. Friar Tim Kulbicki explains the different kinds of Chapters, and how all the Friars share in determining the ministry and direction of the Franciscan Order.

Stargazing with St. Bonaventure

Stargazing with St. Bonaventure

July 9, 2021

Looking up at the night sky might not seem like an introduction to St. Bonaventure. But for Friar Maximilian Martin, it's a way to begin to understand the 'Second Founder' of the Franciscan Order. So go out into a clear night, look at the stars, and listen as he explains.

Constitutions Part 10: Conversion

Constitutions Part 10: Conversion

July 8, 2021

Adapting to an ever-changing world, we continue conforming ourselves to Christ through a life-long process of conversion. Friar Tim Kulbicki explains the process from a Franciscan perspective.

The Call: Friar Bede Hess

The Call: Friar Bede Hess

July 4, 2021

Friar Bede Hess (1936-1953) served the Conventual Franciscan Order as Minister General during World War II, and served as an intermediary between the Allied and Axis powers. Hear more of his story in this episode of 'The Call.'

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

July 2, 2021

Expect nothing, hope for something, be surprised - Friar Jude Winkler reflects on how we can find peace and joy in our lives.

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