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).
Psalm 133 reminds us that community can be soothing and awesome. Friar Jude Winkler talks about 'How good and pleasant it is, when brothers dwell together as one!' (Note: Hermon is the majestic snow-capped mountain visible in the north of Palestine.)
What does a bumper sticker have to do with the birth of Jesus, Mary’s appearance to St. Bernadette at Lourdes, and St. Maximilian Kolbe? Interweaving his explanation with music for reflection, Br. Solanus Mary OFM Conv. brings our Blessed Mother into focus. This podcast comes courtesy of HeavensRoad FM, a British radio station.
Friar Steve McMichael OFM Conv. explains how being a pilgrim is not merely sightseeing. It's not only arriving somewhere -- the journey is just as important, and often the real journey is what happens in the pilgrim's heart and soul. Fr. Steve invites listeners to go on their own pilgrimage, and find their way into something they may not expect.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me - Join Friar Jude Winkler for this Brief Break for Peace and find out how a little respect can lead to peace. (The song Respect was written and released by Otis Redding in 1965; recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1967) I got to have (just a little bit) a little respect (just a little bit)...
Working for peace means being able to listen. Friar Jude Winkler recounts the visit of St. Francis of Assisi to the Sultan in the midst of the Crusades. Even though they did not agree, both men listened to one another, providing a lesson for today.
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.