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The Frank Friar - Episode 245: He is Near to Us

The Frank Friar - Episode 245: He is Near to Us

March 23, 2020

Today, I speak about some wisdom from St. Teresa of Avila. She is poignant and direct values that seem to be lacking in our times. She reminds us about God’s closeness to us. This is a message that we need to be reminded of about all the time. Prayers from Carmel during this Corona Virus outbreak.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 244: The Royal Road

The Frank Friar - Episode 244: The Royal Road

March 18, 2020

In the book ‚ÄėThe Way of Perfection‚Äô St. Teresa of Avila writes about the royal road of prayer. I speak about her wisdom today. This road is something we are all called to walk upon in this life. What does that mean for us? This is just one issue I try to address in the episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 243: Hope: The Holy Thirst

The Frank Friar - Episode 243: Hope: The Holy Thirst

March 16, 2020

Sad times in the Archdiocese of New York. In that light, I speak about the second reading from the 3rd Sunday of Lent. St. Paul offers us a powerful message on wisdom. Hope is needed at all times but during our current times the Lord may be calling us to reflect upon this gift He has given us.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 242: A Meditation with St. John of the Cross

The Frank Friar - Episode 242: A Meditation with St. John of the Cross

March 11, 2020

I am having an issue with my voice. So, I am giving you all a little passage from St. John of the Cross for you to meditate on today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 241: A Meditation with St. Teresa of Avila

The Frank Friar - Episode 241: A Meditation with St. Teresa of Avila

March 9, 2020

I am having an issue with my voice. So, I am giving you all a little passage from St. Teresa of Avila for you to meditate on today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 240: Some Joy In Lent Already

The Frank Friar - Episode 240: Some Joy In Lent Already

March 4, 2020

The Holy Spirit has surprised me already this Lent! What is that surprise? Listen to the episode to find that out today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 239: The Power of a Name

The Frank Friar - Episode 239: The Power of a Name

March 2, 2020

For the episode today I reflect on the Temptation of Christ in the 4th Chapter of Matthew’s Gospel. I focus on the use of names during that passage. Who says whose name? What is in a name? What does it mean to speak another’s name? All these are questions I grapple with in the episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 238: Intentional Almsgiving

The Frank Friar - Episode 238: Intentional Almsgiving

February 26, 2020

The Church calls for three practices for Lent: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving. In the episode today, I speak about going deeper into our almsgiving practice. What can we do to grow in our almsgiving? That is the question I wrestle today with you all.  Prayers!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 237: The Necessity of Vulnerability

The Frank Friar - Episode 237: The Necessity of Vulnerability

February 24, 2020

I recently helped at a Knights of Columbus retreat. One of my talks dealt with vulnerability and love. I speak about that vulnerability today in the podcast today as a necessity for our Lent. Know I’ll be praying for you all during Lent.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 236: Thinking About Books for Lent

The Frank Friar - Episode 236: Thinking About Books for Lent

February 19, 2020

The Season of Lent is almost upon us. Today, I address a possible idea for a practice during the Lent season. My idea revolves around books and impressing a type of literature for Lent. Enjoy.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 235: New Chalices!

The Frank Friar - Episode 235: New Chalices!

February 17, 2020

Our parish got new chalices for the Mass. Why? I answer that question in the episode today. Here is a little teaser for you all is that it involves the idea of beauty. Enjoy.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 234: The Faithful and The Sick

The Frank Friar - Episode 234: The Faithful and The Sick

February 12, 2020

The world day of the sick was yesterday. For the episode today I speak about the sacrament of the anointing of the sick and the important role of the faithful in that sacrament.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 233: A Good Death

The Frank Friar - Episode 233: A Good Death

February 10, 2020

Lent will be here before we know it. Also, tomorrow is the world day of the sick. All of this plus an episode for another podcast I listen to got me thinking about the concept of a good. This idea and prayer are something old in the mind and heart of the Church even though in our recent times it has been relegated to the side. Today, I speak about the prayer for a good death and a possible action to take during Lent this year.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 232: Residing in Misery

The Frank Friar - Episode 232: Residing in Misery

February 5, 2020

I continue to speak about the opera I saw called The Damnation of Faust. I speak about a line that Faust sings early in the opera ‚ÄúMy misery is jealous of their joy.‚Ä̬† I talk about the context of this line and what we can learn from it as Catholics.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 231: The Damnation of Faust

The Frank Friar - Episode 231: The Damnation of Faust

February 3, 2020

Today, I talk about a recent opera I saw called The Damnation of Faust. I saw this with a #Carmelite brother of mine. This French opera was quite striking in its depicting of the source material from Goethe. I speak about an aspect of this opera in the episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 230: Poetry and Catholicism

The Frank Friar - Episode 230: Poetry and Catholicism

January 29, 2020

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the poems of James Matthew Wilson. A current catholic and poet I am finding quite interesting. In the episode today I speak about the need for catholic artists like poets who help folks enter the sacred rhythm of life and beauty in God. James Matthew Wilson recent book is called The Hanging God.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 229: Zebulun and Naphtali

The Frank Friar - Episode 229: Zebulun and Naphtali

January 27, 2020

From our recent Sunday reading from Matthew chapter 4 we heard about the places and tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali. One can easily race over these names to the call of the apostles by the seaside, but these names tell us something about the light of Christ that all nations are called into via Christ. I speak about those names in the episode today. Enjoy!

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The Frank Friar - Episode 228: To Be Evangelized

The Frank Friar - Episode 228: To Be Evangelized

January 22, 2020

Today, I speak about a bit of wisdom from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross on evangelization. To evangelize means we must first be evangelized. So, what does that mean? I wrestle with that question in the episode today.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 227: Rage, Idolatry, and A Book…

The Frank Friar - Episode 227: Rage, Idolatry, and A Book…

January 20, 2020

Recently, there was a large bit of online turmoil around the release of a new book written by Cardinal Sarah with Pope Benedict. For at least 48 hours it was crazy on Catholic Twitter. Reflecting on this event and considering a recent book I’m Reading by Stephen Greenblatt (Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics) on the issue of factions in the Church. I hope we can all learn from this unnecessary and imprudent drama from Catholic Twitter.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 226: The Priest Shortage and an Insight

The Frank Friar - Episode 226: The Priest Shortage and an Insight

January 15, 2020

Recently, in the calendar of Carmel we celebrated the Feast of Saint Andrew Corsini, O. Carm.. He was a man that we can learn from in our own times. What are one of the things we can learn? How to respond to the priest shortage in different areas of the Church around the world. I hope this insight helps us respond to the needs of the Church now.

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