#FriarFriday – Going Fishing!

#FriarFriday – Going Fishing!

The Summer Solstice is past, school is out and graduation parties are subsiding. Summer is officially here! Time for vacations, cookouts, travel, and some kind of break in the normal routine. Even if our personal lives have long been disconnected from the pattern of...
#FriarFriday – The Year of Three Chapters

#FriarFriday – The Year of Three Chapters

In his Rule of Life, approved by the pope in 1223, St. Francis of Assisi instructs those who are “ministers and custodians” of the friars “to assemble in whatever place the general minister may have designated. Let them do this once in every three years, or at other...
#FriarFriday – Reconsidering the Habit

#FriarFriday – Reconsidering the Habit

The distinctive external symbol of Franciscans friars is the iconic brown habit – the tunic, hood and white cord with three knots. When someone sees someone in the habit, they know immediately that that person is a Franciscan friar. After the Second Vatican Council,...
#FriarFriday – Need A Good Lawyer?

#FriarFriday – Need A Good Lawyer?

“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name — he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” Jn 14:26 Lawyer jokes are a staple of comedy. People love to poke fun at the perception of lawyers as sneaky,...
#FriarFriday – YOU be Jesus!

#FriarFriday – YOU be Jesus!

A mother was preparing pancakes for her young sons, David and Billy.  The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.  Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.  “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say ‘Let my brother have the first pancake,...
#FriarFriday – Franciscan Witness

#FriarFriday – Franciscan Witness

Have you ever been visited by representatives of a particular religion or Church, going door to door to evangelize? While most of us probably have answered the doorbell to such evangelizers, I suspect the reverse is not true. Rarely do Catholics engage in such...

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