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The Frank Friar - Episode 162: Washed in the Blood of Christ Preparing for Confession

The Frank Friar - Episode 162: Washed in the Blood of Christ Preparing for Confession

March 20, 2019

Recently, I was reading the book Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.  He was writing about confession in the light of the Sacred Blood of Jesus.  This is an important image for us to carry during Lent as we embrace the gift that is the sacrament of confession. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 161: Confronting Our Idols of Jesus

The Frank Friar - Episode 161: Confronting Our Idols of Jesus

March 18, 2019

During the 2nd Sunday of Lent we here about the Transfiguration of Christ.  This moment within the life of Christ offers the disciple so many insights to the heart of Christ that this moment can never be exhausted.  Today, I offer an insight from a Carmelite perspective that speaks about living a life when we are given moments before the glory of God.  These moments do present to us a danger we must always be careful about within our lives of discipleship. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 160: A Humiliated People

The Frank Friar - Episode 160: A Humiliated People

March 13, 2019

Recently, I went to a Jewish Community Center event on the book of Exodus.  Many things were discussed that night, but a topic came up that really struck me.  That topic was humiliation.   In the episode today, I discuss why that topic struck me and why it is important for us to be aware of your own humiliations that arise from sin. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 159: Seeing His Face Via the Fast

The Frank Friar - Episode 159: Seeing His Face Via the Fast

March 11, 2019

Pain is something we all must deal with during our lives.  Fasting plays a key role in our understanding of pain.  How we see impacts how we move.  If our gaze is upon Christ, we move with him.  If our gaze in other things we move away from him.  Fasting impacts and shapes our ability to gaze upon Christ and thank him.  These are just a few things I speak about in the episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 158: From the Heart

The Frank Friar - Episode 158: From the Heart

March 6, 2019

Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer three things we are called to embrace for lent! Why?  Today, I offer one answer to why these practices are things we need to embrace for our lent.  Prayers from Carmel.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 157: Waking Up to Dullness

The Frank Friar - Episode 157: Waking Up to Dullness

March 4, 2019

Lent is almost upon us!  Recently, I received a lot of requests to talk about fasting and other practices for lent.  Some of these things asked of me seem to be in conflict.  Today, I talk about the impact different things have on us in our lives.  The remedy to that dullness that arises is fasting.  Happy Lent!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 156: The Hands, The Eucharist, and Feeding the Hungry (Part 2)

The Frank Friar - Episode 156: The Hands, The Eucharist, and Feeding the Hungry (Part 2)

February 27, 2019

Here is part two of my conference I gave the parish’s eucharistic minsters and lectors.  I am still following the logic and danger of familiarity touched upon in part one.  In this episode I talk about the use of our heads during Mass.  I bring in insights from St. Cyril of Jerusalem (one of my favorite saints).  From that point I talk about how we continue to feed people, while also being prepared for the heavenly wedding feast.  Enjoy!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 155: The Alb, The Mass, and the Victorious People (Part 1)

The Frank Friar - Episode 155: The Alb, The Mass, and the Victorious People (Part 1)

February 25, 2019

This is my first two-part episode. It arises from a conference I gave to the parish’s eucharistic ministers and lectors.  These were originally given in Spanish.  I did a few changes to help convey my understandings.  Today, I talk about the Alb, in the context of the mass and the book of revelation.  Enjoy!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 154: Witnessing a Moment of Joy

The Frank Friar - Episode 154: Witnessing a Moment of Joy

February 20, 2019

I recently attended an event in NYC called New York Encounter.  It is an event put on by the ecclesial group called Communion and Liberation. I was a great event.  There was a lot of joy in the air I experienced there, but why?  I address that joy in the podcast today.      

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The Frank Friar - Episode 153: The True Danger of the “Woes”

The Frank Friar - Episode 153: The True Danger of the “Woes”

February 18, 2019

The 6th Sunday of Ordinary time year C offers us a part of the 6th chapter of Luke’s Gospel.  We are given the Lucean form of the beatitudes, but those we are given the “woes.” Today, I talk about those “woes” that Jesus gives as a warning about the focus of our lives. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 152: Christ with us in Our Vocation

The Frank Friar - Episode 152: Christ with us in Our Vocation

February 13, 2019

The is an interesting turn that occurs within our Gospel reading from this past weekend.  It was Luke 5: 1-11.  This was the call of Peter and a few of the other apostles.  This tur really helps us to understand Christ in our vocation calls.   

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The Frank Friar - Episode 151: Being Present to Suffering

The Frank Friar - Episode 151: Being Present to Suffering

February 11, 2019

Today, I talk a little bit about suffering.  Not our own, but when those in our lives suffering.  Recently, I told the children at one of our two schools that their school would be closing in June.  My thoughts arise out of pondering on this moment from last week. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 150: The First Steps of Love

The Frank Friar - Episode 150: The First Steps of Love

February 6, 2019

The 4th Sunday of Ordinary time of year C offers to the people the Spirit inspired wisdom of St. Paul about love in 1st Cor. 13.  The fourth verse of that chapter begins the definition on love for St. Paul.  Those are the first steps for his insight about journeying in love in Christ by the Spirit. Today, I speak about those first steps of our journey in Love.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 149: The Dangers of Familiarity

The Frank Friar - Episode 149: The Dangers of Familiarity

February 4, 2019

Reflecting on the rejection of Jesus by his home town family and friends in Luke 4 has always struck me as a warning.  A warning of about what? Is the question I address in the episode today. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 148: Broken Glass: The Dangers of Belief

The Frank Friar - Episode 148: Broken Glass: The Dangers of Belief

January 30, 2019

Recently, I saw the movie #Glass.  I liked it even though it was not a perfect film.  One of the main elements of that film was the concept of belief. Belief plays a huge role in each person’s life.  A person’s belief does not need to be rooted in a notion of God of the Christian tradition.  I talk about the dangerous of belief and the life it can produce in the world.  What we believe it shapes our lives.  Thus, we must become a people always open to reflecting on what we say we believe.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 147: The Dangers of Spiritual Blindness

The Frank Friar - Episode 147: The Dangers of Spiritual Blindness

January 28, 2019

I am back! Sorry I was away but life happens.  In the episode today, my mind is still thinking about the resent feast day in honor of the conversion of St. Paul.  We can never forget that the blindness of Paul was connected to his spirit.  He was spiritually blind before he became physically blind.  So, in the episode I talk about blindness, docility, and conversion.  I hope you enjoy it. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 146: Reading and Our Human Journey

The Frank Friar - Episode 146: Reading and Our Human Journey

January 16, 2019

I am reading a book by Karen Swallow Prior called On Reading Well: Finding The Good Life through Great Books.  I must tell you all I am truly enjoy this book.  It is a solid recommend.  I talk about its structure and goal of it in the episode today.  From the intent of this book I talk about the impact reading like this book recommends has impacted my life. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 145: The Spirit and the Baptism of the Lord

The Frank Friar - Episode 145: The Spirit and the Baptism of the Lord

January 14, 2019

Today, I am reflecting upon the Holy Spirit during the event of the Lord’s baptism and what does that mean for the ministry of Christ.  We are in the time of the Spirit, yet it seems to be at times that the Spirit is not given much thought.  I hope this episode aids your relationship with the Holy Spirit.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 144: Learning from a Carmelite Reformer

The Frank Friar - Episode 144: Learning from a Carmelite Reformer

January 9, 2019

Today, is the feast day of St. Andrew Corsini, O. Carm.  He was a Carmelite and a bishop in Italy in the 14th century during the time of the plague.  He was known for his reforms, charity and preaching.  With everything going on in the Church during our own times, I pray that this man’s life may guide and strengthen us.  Here is a link to a great article about him.

https://ocarm.org/en/content/liturgy/st-andrew-corsini-bishop-feast

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The Frank Friar - Episode 143: Becoming You: The light of the Epiphany

The Frank Friar - Episode 143: Becoming You: The light of the Epiphany

January 7, 2019

In the past few days we celebrated the Saints Elizabeth Ann Seton and John Neuwmann.  These two saints help to start and establish the Catholic school system in the USA.  Thinking about these two folks and the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord the ability to know God and to grow into our humanity is in my heart.  Today, I share some of my still stewing thoughts about the issue of becoming human in Christ and the gift we have of knowing Him in Creation. 

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