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The 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 of Elijah. As he has been a source of guidance and support for the Carmelites, may he be so for your life also. 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.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar

The 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 scapular devotion that has been entrusted to the Order. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us. 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.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar

The 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 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.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar

The 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? These are just a few ideas I touch upon in the episode today. Happy 4th of July to all my listeners in the USA. 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.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar

The Frank Friar - Episode 97: Placing Labels on God

The Gospel reading from the 14th Sunday of Ordinary got me thinking. Thinking about what? Our relationship with God. The gospel was the beginning of Mark 6, the passage where the Family of Jesus start to reject him. Within the passage it appears to me that His family has applied a lot of labels onto Jesus, labels that he is breaking. The podcast episode today goes into this topic. 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.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar

The Frank Friar - Episode 95: Death: A Wake Up Call!

In the episode today, I find myself reflecting upon the recent Sunday readings for the 13th Sunday of ordinary time. The topics of sin, death, and God’s place in all of it comes to front and cause us to encounter these unfun topics. Also, as my mind was stewing on these things I am also still dealing with a local death of a child, killed by other kids in my area. This is a loaded episode, but I hope it helps you in your life. 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.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar

The Frank Friar - Episode 94: Listening!

In my area of the Bronx in NYC we recently had a young man killed violently by other youth. Many of the parish youth came to me asking to speak about this issue. What could I say to the young, who had so many thoughts and feelings about this issue? I believe and felt that there was nothing I could say. All I could do was listen. Today, I talk about what it means to listen and why it is important for us to listen. Listening is a struggle, but we don’t do it alone, the Holy Spirit makes it possible. 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.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar