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Friday, March 24, 2017

A Disciple’s prayer


Heavenly Father, I come before You this day as your son/daughter. I desire to know You with my mind, to love You with my heart, to experience Your presence in those I meet today, and bring your love to those most in need.

Guide me this day, that I may be a beacon of light for others. Purify me, that I may be free from all self centered motivations and from anything that would prevent your light from shining through me. I am Yours to form and use according to Your will.

My God, I believe in You, hope in You and love You above all else. Keep me always faithful to you and never let me be apart from you.

Mary, I ask you as my Mother, to intercede for me and bring me closer to the heart of Jesus. Teach me, Mary how to pray, serve and sacrifice so as to reveal the mercy of your Son more deeply in our broken world. Help me to follow His will and pray for me, that like you, I would trust without knowing, believe without seeing and love without seeking a reward.

I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


(Prayer composed by Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR, for the Associates of Shepherds Café, Dallas, TX)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Father Brother Robert rest in peace

+ Fr. Robert Stanion, CFR
April 1, 1947 - March 23, 2009
One of our founders, may he rest in peace and pray for us!!



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Podcast from Fr. Luke Fletcher and Br. Malachy Napier, CFR. The encounter of Christ with the woman at the well reminds us that we go down to seek the grace of God in humility. Listen to learn more!!
https://soundcloud.com/franciscan-friars/going-down-with-the-water







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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Father Andrew Apostoli


from our friend Anthony Scillia:

Congratulations to Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR, on his Silver Jubilee!! Fifty years ago today, Father was ordained to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ by future Saint Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. I've been blessed to spend some time with Father lately. He is a truly holy & pious man. Ad Multos Annos, Father Andrew.


Monday, March 13, 2017

When God Speaks


https://soundcloud.com/franciscan-friars/when-god-speaks

Podcast from Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR. The Transfiguration prepared them for the Crucifixion. Jesus' life was not taken from him, rather he offered it freely in love for us. Listen to learn what this means for the trials and crosses in our lives.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

2nd Sunday of Lent

https://soundcloud.com/franciscan-friars/the-transfiguration-revealing-the-heart-of-god

Podcast from Fr. Jeremiah, CFR. In the Transfiguration Jesus reveals to us His glory, that He is not just a carpenter, a prophet or a holy man, but that He is God. But also the Transfiguration is meant to prepare the disciples for the events of Holy Week, where God allows himself to be handed over, mocked, spit upon and crucified. Hence, it is during Jesus' passion and death where we the heart of God is fully revealed to us.







Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Divine Desire


O Heavenly Father,
look on us, your children.

Through the discipline of Lent

help us to grow in our desire for you.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Lenten Paradox

Lord, May our generosity today bring joy to those in need, in helping them may we find you. #Lent




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hand of God at Work

God's Fatherly providence works within our free will:
I'm visiting family in Indiana. I randomly chose a place for breakfast with a friend, turns out our waitress is preparing for baptism and entry into the Church. Her sister recently joined the Church in New York City where I live!

+ Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR