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Part 7 - Paradiso

Part 7 - Paradiso

June 29, 2022

Friar John Heinz continues the journey through Dante's Divine Comedy. In part 7, he takes us through Paradiso - the eternal reality of the highest human desire; a reality that makes individual earthly events distant and small.

I Lift Up My Eyes

I Lift Up My Eyes

June 28, 2022

Friar Tom Smith wrote this song based on a prayer day at Dripping Springs Recreation Area in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It was very hot that day, and Psalm 30 includes the phrase "The Lord is my shade." A cloud passed over the mountain and made the temperature drop and God gave shade for the people in the desert. 

Part 6 - Purgatorio

Part 6 - Purgatorio

June 22, 2022

Part six of Dante and the Franciscans - Thomas Merton used Dante's description of purgatory for the title of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Merton saw the description as an apt metaphor of our striving for holiness here on earth. Friar John Heinz takes us on a journey through Dantes' Purgatorio.

Part 5 - Dante and the Franciscans

Part 5 - Dante and the Franciscans

June 8, 2022

Friar John Heinz begins to talk about The Divine Comedy and describes Dante's underworld. Dante created a structure for the afterlife that had not existed before - giving Hell and Purgatory actual geographic locations.

Dante and the Franciscans - Part 4

Dante and the Franciscans - Part 4

May 24, 2022

Friar John Heinz talks about Dante the Author. Though Dante is most well-known for The Divine Comedy, he wrote many other works before this great achievement.

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 -

Dante and the Franciscans Part 3

Dante and the Franciscans Part 3

April 7, 2022

Who was Dante? Friar John Heinz talks about Dante's life and character in this episode.

Dante and the Franciscans Part 2

Dante and the Franciscans Part 2

April 7, 2022

Friar John Heinz continues to explore the relationship between Dante and the Franciscans.

Dante and the Franciscans Part 1

Dante and the Franciscans Part 1

April 7, 2022

Why did we Conventual Franciscans make such a big deal about the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death?  Friar John Heinz introduces the story of Dante and the Franciscans.

Experiencing the Resurrection

Experiencing the Resurrection

April 6, 2022

Friar Christian Moore talks about the Resurrection, being spiritual and religious, and the power of prayer. In today's world many people describe themselves as spiritual but not religious. Friar Christian Moore tells us why it is important to be both. He also gives some practical advice on how to pray and deepen our relationship with God.

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