11 episodes

800 years ago, the Holy Land Franciscan Friars were entrusted with the guardianship of the Holy Land, its people and its holy sites. Today, their mission is alive and well, supporting Christians abroad as well as here in America from their Washington, D.C. headquarters. Join host Chris Dwyer and the Friars of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America as they share stories of support from the Holy Land and engage in discussions with special guests about Franciscan spirituality and the Catholic faith.

Following Francis Franciscan Monastery

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

800 years ago, the Holy Land Franciscan Friars were entrusted with the guardianship of the Holy Land, its people and its holy sites. Today, their mission is alive and well, supporting Christians abroad as well as here in America from their Washington, D.C. headquarters. Join host Chris Dwyer and the Friars of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America as they share stories of support from the Holy Land and engage in discussions with special guests about Franciscan spirituality and the Catholic faith.

    Is God Calling? The Path to Friarhood

    Is God Calling? The Path to Friarhood

    In episode 11 of Following Francis, we welcome back Fr. Ben Owusu who is joined by Fr. Charlie Smiech, two Franciscan Friars who live here at the Monastery in Washington, DC. Throughout this episode, Fr. Ben and Fr. Charlie discuss their path to the Franciscan brotherhood, and vocations of all kinds – to be called to live a life of faith, to be called to the single life, married life and consecrated life.

    • 32 min
    Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience

    Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience

    In episode 10 of Following Francis, we learn that a pilgrim is more than a tourist, and a pilgrimage can expand a person's spirituality in many ways. Fr. Jim Gardiner and Fr. Ben Owusu join host Christopher Dwyer to discuss the spiritual impact of a pilgrimage, the significance behind the journey, and the importance of making time to take this trip of a lifetime.

    • 32 min
    Defining Spiritual Direction

    Defining Spiritual Direction

    Spiritual direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality. In episode 9 of Following Francis, Fr. Brian Meldrum provides insight into what spiritual direction is and how he applies it throughout priesthood. Fr. Meldrum is a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit who is currently attending the Catholic University of America to study Sacred Scripture.

    • 39 min
    Family, Faith & Baseball

    Family, Faith & Baseball

    Joining us in Episode 8 of Following Francis is Jim Hunter, broadcaster for the Mid Atlantic Sports Network [MASN] as well as the Baltimore Orioles radio play-by-play announcer. Throughout this episode, we will discuss how this broadcaster continues to stay devoted to his faith amidst a crazy travel schedule, the connection between faith and baseball, and the future of the Baltimore Orioles.

    • 25 min
    Finding God on Campus

    Finding God on Campus

    On this week's episode of Following Francis, we continue our conversation about faith and religion in the school setting with Emily, Will, and Madelin, three students attending Catholic universities. All three students also recently completed an internship with Catholic Charities. We will uncover how attending a Catholic university has affected/benefited their religion, details about volunteering, and what faith and spirituality look like on campus.

    • 34 min
    Becoming a Student of Faith

    Becoming a Student of Faith

    In this episode of Following Francis, Chris Dwyer is joined by John Goldberg and John Paul Libonatti to discuss life as a campus minister and a student, respectively, at St. Anselm’s Abbey School, an all-boys preparatory school for grades 6-12 in Washington, D.C. Throughout the episode, they will cover campus ministry, finding spirituality, exploring faith, effects of social media on religion, finding your social circle, and much more.

    • 31 min

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