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.
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.
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.
June 29, 2021
What is Franciscan formation? How does it work? Friar Tim Kulbicki continues his discussion of the Constitutions.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 5, 2021
Prayer is time spent with God, whether we pray in community or by ourselves. In this episode, Friar Tim focuses on the life of union with God: laying out the primacy of the spiritual life.