The Frank Friar
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The Frank Friar Podcast is just that ‘frank.’ Why? Because each podcast episode is like a mini-retreat for your day. It is a way for you to receive quickly little spiritual insights from the Carmelite Tradition with in the Catholic Church.
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 121: Saint John Paul II and the Holy Spirit||The episode today is going out on the feast day of Saint John Paull II. I speak about my experience with him in the episode today. My biggest experience revolves around his encyclical on the Holy Spirit that he released in 1986. It was a||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 120: A Mountain Peak and How we See||Recently, I’ve been preparing a talk I am offering to a group of Carmelite sisters. Today, I offer the first part of that insight that deals with a mountain and how we are called to see. The need for us to change and be open to a shift in ways of jour||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 119: St. Teresa of Avila and The Vocation to Sainthood||The episode comes out on the Feast day of St. Teresa of Jesus (avila). My encounter with her lead me into the Carmelite Order. Today, I talk about this encounter and her impact on me. Also, how the personality of a saint may aid us in our call to holine||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 117: Talking About Suicide||Today, I am talking about suicide. Why? Because, a family member of mine committed suicide at the beginning of the month of September. I am from a rural culture and this is a word people do not talk about, for many reasons. Yet, I believe the fear from||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 118: A Thought about Marriage||I had a marriage that I officiated for two friends of mine recently. It was a beautiful day. Also, the Gospel from the 27th Sunday of ordinary time offered us the words of Jesus about Marriage. In the episode today, I speak about am impo||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 116: Speaking the Truth||Today, I reflect on Ephesians 4: 25-29. I am thinking about this passage considering fraternal correction. I offer thoughts about needing to speak the truth and the need to reflect about how we are called to do it. Love drives out fear, so we need to sp||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 115: Being in Harmony with God||Today, I am reflecting on the readings for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B. As I was praying with these readings one word kept striking me, harmony. The readings show us the danger of disharmony and the impact it has on community and the lives o||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 114: Growing in Faith||Today, I reflect on the readings from the 24th Sunday of ordinary time year B. We here a strong message about faith. Faith that is a gift, which is meant to be lived in the world as a means of sharing God’s love. All of this goes around the question t||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 113: Saint Albert of Jerusalem: A Witness for Our Times||Today, is the feast day of Saint Albert of Jerusalem, the lawgiver of Carmel. He wrote the Carmelite rule that has been followed for over 800 years. His use of scripture and the ability to witness to the need for virtue in the world makes him a necessar||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 112: Fear Not in the Time of the Spirit||The episode today is a reflection about the readings from the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year B. The call to fear not by the Prophet Isaiah is ringing in my heart. While the healing of the deaf mute is a gateway for all of use to experience the healin||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 111: Being a Trustworthy Steward||Today, I offer a reflection on 1st Cor. 4: 1-5. This passage has been on my mind and in my heart since the news about ex-Cardinal McCarrick broke. The Church, also, had this reading offered at one of Her weekly Masses. I know I will always be a priest b||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 110: Courage, Prudence, and Self-knowledge: Necessities for the Prophetic Voice||Today, I talk about courage, prudence, and self-knowledge as a few of the necessary virtues we need to live by. Why? Because, these virtues help our prophetic voice to ring with the truth. Never forget the power of our voices when it is shaped in and by||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 109: Complacency and Rigidity: The Need to Wrestle with Tradition||Today, I offer a reflection on our previous Sunday’s Gospel, Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23. It the light of our current crisis in the Church I try to offer some insights on how one can become a Pharisee. We are called to grow into Christian Maturity and o||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 108: False readings of Ephesians 5 and Domestic Violence||Today, I reflect on one of the readings from the 21st Sunday of ordinary time. It is a reading that challenges us on what it means to obey. I share some personal stories to help us all to connect with how we need to read these words from St. Paul. If yo||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 107: Tears of Sorrow from a New Priest||I reflect today on the #vigano report and the reading for Joshua used on the 21st Sunday of ordinary time. If you like my podcast please make sure to subscribe to the podcast it really does help me. You can find more of my content at my website www.thef||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 106: Being Convinced of Sin, the Work of the Spirit||John 16: 8-14 is a very challenging passage about one of the works of the Holy Spirit. The Church will never be reformed in the USA until we all become convinced of all the sins that lead to the abuse of children. Be no afraid and Trust the Spirit! If y||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 105: Jesus is Kind but Not Nice! Be Challenged by our Lord||This previous weekend we arrived at the pinnacle of the bread of life discourse. Just as Jesus challenged the people of his time with a difficult message and his challenge is still pushing us. Yet, how are we to deal with this challenge in the light of||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 104: A Message to the Shepherds||Considering the former Cardinal McCarrick case of abuse my mind and heart has turned toward a message in the Prophet Ezekiel, Ezekiel 34: 7-10. Within this passage the Lord speaks to the shepherds of Israel through the prophet condemning them. The Lord||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 103: Words of Heroism for your life from Bl. Titus Brandsma||Recently, the Carmelite order on July 27th celebrated the memorial of Bl. Titus Brandsma. He was a Dutchman who worked to keep the Nazis and their ideology out of the catholic schools and newspapers in Holland. Today, I read a sermon he gave during the||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 102: Joy and God’s Providence||The episode today goes out on the birthday of my second niece. Both of my nieces where born on their patron saints’ feast days. Seeing this always makes me laugh and makes me think that God must have a great sense of humor. Today, I try to share my jo||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 101: A few thoughts about the Cardinal McCarrick Situation||The topic of today’s podcast deals with a sensitive topic of sexual abuse. Cardinal McCarrick has been in the newspapers a lot recently and it appears he did some very terrible things (I write appear, because there has not been a trial). As a new prie||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 100: Saint Elijah and my 100th episode!||Today is my 100th episode!!! Oh, happy day. July 20th is the feast of St. Elijah. We are one of the only groups in the Western Church that still celebrates old testament figures. For the episode today I wanted to talk about a specific moment in the life||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 99: Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Her Feast Day||The episode today is going out on the Feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In the episode I talk about some of the scriptural passages that the Order of Carmel uses for this feast day. This day helps us to recall her maternal embrace through the scapu||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 98: Beauty, a Funeral, and a Thought||I had a funeral in the Parish last week. At my parish we pay to have cantors come and sing at the mass to offer some beauty to the family during their hard times. In the podcast episode I reflect on the people’s response to this moment of beauty. If y||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frank Friar - Episode 96: Freedom: Do Good and Avoid Evil!||This episode is going up on July 4th an important day for those in USA. The readings at Mass have us wrestling with the Prophet Amos. Amos should make us all uncomfortable. What is Freedom? What does it mean to be free and to be a Christian in the world||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Nice well grounded spiritual reflections great nourishment for my day.
5 Minute Retreat
Thanks Fr. Nick for the five minute retreats! I look forward to each podcast. Not overwhelming, yet it leaves me meditating for a while after the podcast is over.
Quick, profound reflections
If you need short reflections to help you through your week, this is the podcast for you.
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