Franciscan Voice
The Call: Friar Juniper Cummings

The Call: Friar Juniper Cummings

April 26, 2022

Friar Juniper Cummings led a life full of joy. His catchphrase was it’s fun to be Franciscan! Listen to his story -

The Call: Friar Aloys Fish

The Call: Friar Aloys Fish

March 28, 2022

Friar Aloys Fish began his journey as a Conventual Franciscan in 1885. Teacher, prison chaplain, rector, leader - he was a man of vision and action. Listen to his story in this episode of Franciscan Voice.

The Call: Friar Basil Heiser

The Call: Friar Basil Heiser

January 5, 2022

An American Friar, Provincial, and eventually the Franciscan Minister General, Basil Heiser was always a brother and a father to the Conventual Friars. Friar Wayne Hellmann remembers that he always encouraged others to be their best. He died shortly after his 100th birthday (when he celebrated Mass and preached the homily).

The Call: Brother Bob Baxter

The Call: Brother Bob Baxter

December 28, 2021
+Brother Bob Baxter loved teaching and had the ability to bring the Bible to life for others. Brother Bob also loved Christmas and it seems appropriate to share his story this week. Join Friar Dan Lutolf for this episode of The Call on Franciscan Voice.
The Call: Friar Robert Bayer

The Call: Friar Robert Bayer

October 14, 2021

Friar Robert Bayer began his journey as a Conventual Franciscan in 1931. From his work in forming future leaders, to his own role as Minister Provincial, Fr. Robert 'Never Promised You a Rose Garden.' Friar Richard Kaley tells the story on this episode of The Call.

The Call: Brother John Maurer

The Call: Brother John Maurer

August 30, 2021

He wasn't famous, but Friar John Maurer's life encapsulates the Franciscan journey: from redemption - to encounter with Christ - to service to the poor. Friar Paul Schloemer tells the story of Brother John's journey in this podcast episode.

The Call: Friar Lucjan Krolikowski

The Call: Friar Lucjan Krolikowski

August 18, 2021

A contemporary of St. Maximilian Kolbe, +Friar Lucjan Krolikowski entered seminary in Niepokalanów, Poland in 1934 at age 15 and began an amazing journey of service and sacrifice. In 1940, he was taken prisoner by Soviet troops and sent to a concentration camp in Siberia. He was drafted into the Polish army before eventually gaining his freedom and becoming ordained a priest in 1946. "We prayed every day," he said. "Those who believe in God survived. Others couldn't find the means to go on." Friar Dan Lutolf tells his story.  

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.'

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

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