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Podcast of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal was founded in 1987, in the Bronx, to work with the poor and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are part of the Roman Catholic Church in communion with the Pope!

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 95 Ratings

Podcast of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal was founded in 1987, in the Bronx, to work with the poor and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are part of the Roman Catholic Church in communion with the Pope!

    Christian Hope in 2020: How Can We Win the Battle For Hope in our Hearts?

    Christian Hope in 2020: How Can We Win the Battle For Hope in our Hearts?

    Christian Hope in 2020: How Can We Win the Battle For Hope in our Hearts? by Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

    • 30 min
    Christian Hope in 2020: Holding onto the Anchor of Hope and Letting Go of the Smartphone

    Christian Hope in 2020: Holding onto the Anchor of Hope and Letting Go of the Smartphone

    Christian Hope in 2020: Holding onto the Anchor of Hope and Letting Go of the Smartphone by Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

    • 19 min
    Christian Hope in 2020: Terrorists, Optimists, and "Hope-ists"

    Christian Hope in 2020: Terrorists, Optimists, and "Hope-ists"

    Christian Hope in 2020: Terrorists, Optimists, and "Hope-ists" by Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

    • 17 min
    CHRIST THE KING

    CHRIST THE KING

    At the end of the liturgical year Mother Church invites us to celebrate Jesus Christ the King of the Universe! What does this ultimately mean? Listen to learn more! Podcast by Fr. Luke Fletcher, CFR.

    • 14 min
    HOW TO BE READY FOR DEATH

    HOW TO BE READY FOR DEATH

    Jesus teaches that death is like a door, once it is shut and locked you are either in or out. Podcast by Fr. Luke Fletcher, CFR. Listen to learn more! Matt 25:1-13 | James 2:17

    Catechism of the Catholic Church:

    1007 Death is the end of earthly life. Our lives are measured by time, in the course of which we change, grow old and, as with all living beings on earth, death seems like the normal end of life. That aspect of death lends urgency to our lives: remembering our mortality helps us realize that we have only a limited time in which to bring our lives to fulfillment:

    1013 Death is the end of man's earthly pilgrimage, of the time of grace and mercy which God offers him so as to work out his earthly life in keeping with the divine plan, and to decide his ultimate destiny.

    1021 Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ.

    • 12 min
    SAINTS IN THE MAKING

    SAINTS IN THE MAKING

    Two different homilies for All Saints Day, a double-header (two for one, no extra charge)! Podcast by Fr. Luke Fletcher, CFR. Listen to learn more!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

skdeso2 ,

Terrific and Impactful

This is a wonderful podcast. Short, meaningful, well done homilies that speak to the heart and mind. They are immediately applicable as you turn to face the rest of your day. Thank you Franciscan Friars of the Renewal!

JohnMike B ,

Take a moment

As Catholics, we are called to be living reflections is Christ's love; but what many of us fail to see is that to live as a reflection, to live as another a Christ we must first have a relationship with Christ. In order for us to meaningfully evangelize and convey Christ's love for all of us we must first have that relationship.
So how do we actually build that relationship? Firstly, it's a gift that we must receive, but we receive it through prayer and reflection on sacred scripture.

Personally I found the concept of prayer difficult, but listening to reflections on sacred scripture from a community speaking from a place of abundance really help me understand the "why" and "who" of prayer which has since helped me build a prayer life.

This podcast has been an incredible resource in leading those reflections and sharing the importance of prayer in a way that I've never been taught before. I challenge you to not be complacent with your prayer life, there is so much beauty in our faith, keep learning, grow deeper in love of God

michaelthomascallahan ,

Rich and worthwhile

These talks are fantastic and really rich; it’s clear this man loves Christ authentically

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