The Frank Friar - Episode 85: The Holy Spirit and Your Heart

May 21, 2018

This podcast episode is going the day after Pentecost.  The reason I am a Catholic is due to the presence of the Holy Spirit.  He came to me at a moment I was not expecting it.  I still do not know why at that moment in my life He came to me.  I share this personal experience along with the need we all have for the Spirit’s presence.  I believe, he gives us freedom to live to the fullest being that we are called to live.  I pray that the Holy Spirit continues help you all grow in the gift of life the Father has gift you.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 84: Vocal Prayer: A Gift with Limits

May 16, 2018

While I am recovering I am reading more and more books.  One type of things I am reading is older Carmelite writers.  Today, I offer a reflection of one of his (Fr. Daniel of Virgin Mary) about the topic of vocal prayer.  It is a means of entering into a life of prayer, but we also need to be aware how it can limit our relationship with Jesus Christ.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 83: Joy!

May 14, 2018

Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.  What it is necessary for joy to grow in our lives?  With this question and other thoughts, I talk about this experience of Joy.  We are all called to joy.  Let us spend some time reflecting on this call today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 82: The Ascension and Angels

May 9, 2018

Recently, I caught up with one of my Carmelite brothers at our National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  He and I started to speak about the Feast of the Ascension coming up.  He reminded me that the angels stood among the disciples.  In the podcast episode today, I try to unpack what we can learn from the reality that the angels stood among the disciples during the Ascension. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 81: The Three Hermits and Our Ego

May 7, 2018

As, I am still recovering from my surgery, I am trying to the time to catch up on things.  One of the things I am trying to catch up on is my reading list.  One of the people I am reading now is Leo Tolstoy.  I am reading some of his short stories.  His short story called The Three Hermits is one of my favorites.  There is a lot of insights and wisdoms we can learn from this story, but today I wanted to reflect on the importance of humility and our spiritual lives. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 80: Insights about St. Athanasius

May 2, 2018

Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Athanasius.  He is a bishop and doctor of the Church.  He is known as the Bishop that stood up to Arius against his thoughts on Christ.  As a person, we can learn several things about how to be Christians today, and speak up, defend and share our faith.   

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The Frank Friar - Episode 79: Gifts from the Children

April 30, 2018

Right now, I am recovering from surgery in upstate New York.  Recently, during my recovery our students from our two Carmelite schools in the Bronx sent me ‘Get well’ letters.  To say that I started to cry while reading these letters would be an understatement.  While reading these letters I noticed that my little acts of just being present to the kids, meant the world to them, which I was surprised by.  Today, I offer a reflection about what we can learn from these little moments that meant so much to these kids.   

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The Frank Friar - Episode 78: The Race of St. Mark and His Gospel!

April 25, 2018

April 25th is the feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist.  Biblical scholars believe his was the first gospel written.  The Gospel of St. Mark also has a connection to the Roman community of St. Peter.  Today, I offer an insight about time and pace within the Gospel of St. Mark.  Even though his gospel is short, its richness can never be exhausted.  I hope this insights helps you to sit with this Gospel a little bit more in your day to day life. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 77: What to be a Better Sibling? I have a Story for you!

April 23, 2018

April 23rd is the birthday of my brother.  He is an amazing man, husband, and father.  Also, he is an amazing brother to me.  Yet, he and I were not always good brothers or friends to each other.  In our younger years he and I fought all the time, even to the point of becoming physical.  Today, I share a story about how he and I became great brothers and wonderful friends.  I hope within my story it may help your relationships with your siblings. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 76: Vocation and Youth: A thought about our Youths message to the Bishops

April 18, 2018

Since, its release my mind and heart has been reading and praying over the preparatory document that the youth put out for the bishops of the world.  It is a rich document that deserves our respect and time.  Within the document the youth offer us a keen insight on paths towards vocation and mission.  They remind us about the need to see vocation not as a merely moment choice, but something that encompasses the full life of a person.  In this episode, I talk about that seed of wisdom the youth offer us and my own thought about death in relationship to vocation discernment and commitment. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 75: Pope Francis, Silence, and Gaudete et Exsultate

April 17, 2018

Pope Francis released an apostolic exhortation this week on holiness.  Within this document he has several thoughts about silence in the life of holiness.  If his comments are taken out of context, Our Holy Father is treating the gift and tool of silence in a harsh way.  In the podcast episode today, I offer a way for us to understand his words, particularly in the context of this document.  Silence can never be an excuse or an escape from the life of charity that we are all called to. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 74: A Racist Encounter

April 11, 2018

Today, I share an experience with a man on the subway in NYC.  He was African American and I am white.  Through an incident he made the choice to say some racists things about me being white.  Yet, out of this horrible encounter many flowers blossomed.  I talk about all this and a few insights in the episode today.     

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The Frank Friar - Episode 73: Being a Believer

April 9, 2018

Today, I share some thoughts about the readings the Catholic Church had for the Eucharistic Liturgy for Divine Sunday.  The idea and call of belief came through those readings and have been sitting on my heart as I was preparing for divine mercy Sunday.  I present those moments of prayer through this podcast episode today for you all.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 72: A Child’s Heart Transformed

April 4, 2018

Today, I share an experience with our youth group and their retreat they have during the triduum.   To journey with these kids and see their hearts and the work of grace upon them, was truly humbling.  So, what does it mean to have a heart of flesh?  I address that through our podcast episode today. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 71: The Lord’s Power and Silence

April 3, 2018

Easter Sunday shows us the power of God’s love.  Love conquered death.  The Word is the last word for our lives.  Yet, what does the silence around the tomb of Christ tell us about the Lord’s power?  I address that in the episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 70: Splinters from the Cross

March 28, 2018

My heart is heavy right now.  I find myself with the cross more and more, particularly the times during my life in Carmel, when I was called to help another with their cross.  These are a few thoughts about splinters I have received from the cross.  Also, I offer some insights about the need for us to ponder these splinters. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 69: Thoughts from Palm Sunday

March 26, 2018

This is the first year I celebrate Palm Sunday as a Priest.  My heart and mind is on overload.  As I was wrestling with Mark trying to prepare myself for Palm Sunday, these are some thoughts that came to me.  Please make sure to leave a message telling me what you think. 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 68: Being a Giant Man on a Plane

March 14, 2018

I will be traveling to California soon for a vocation conference.  Of course, I will be taking a plane to make it to California.  However, whenever I travel on a plane I always get looks, etc.  Why?  Because I am 6’5” and 300lbs.  I am a giant of a man.  My journey through Carmel has helped me to grow in Christian Charity, that has helped me to better respond to these ‘slivers of the Cross’ moments.  The episode today is a my story of growth.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 67: Learning from Nicodemus

March 12, 2018

John 3 offers us a beautiful and rich encounter between Nicodemus and Christ.  The journey of Nicodemus throughout John’s Gospel is a real movement from darkness into light.  His movement between the two architypes, is something we our selves go through as a disciple of our Lord.  What can Nicodemus (and the readings of the 4th Sunday of Lent) help us to grow in our discipleship? 

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The Frank Friar - Episode 66: Being a Giant Man on a Plane

March 9, 2018

I will be traveling to California soon for a vocation conference.  Of course, I will be taking a plane to make it to California.  However, whenever I travel on a plane I always get looks, etc.  Why?  Because I am 6’5” and 300lbs.  I am a giant of a man.  My journey through Carmel has helped me to grow in Christian Charity, that has helped me to better respond to these ‘slivers of the Cross’ moments.  The episode today is a my story of growth.

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