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Cleanser from Heaven

Its-raining-glass-rain-king-raindrops-1594135 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent Isaiah 55:10-11; Matthew 6:7-15   Today’s passage from Isaiah uses the image of rains coming down to nourish the earth and in turn to help produce our food to describe the word of God.  But rains have another effect:  they help cleanse the earth, too. I thought of that second effect early this morning as we in Chicago and elsewhere in this part of the country were receiving some heavy showers.  Forecasters were predicting several inches of rain and the risk of flooding.  This is not normal...
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Episode 59 - Chicago

Reconciliation-image2 Did you overindulge?  Ahhh, we all have.  Br. MJ and Br. Vito discuss the beautiful Sacrament of the Catholic Church that welcomes us to make peace with our missteps - that's right, we're talking Reconciliation. Please click here to listen Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, this helps other listeners find the podcast. Please share this podcast with your friends and family! Have questions or a suggestion for a topic for the friars? Email us: TapIntoLife@thecapuchins.org Visit us on Facebook!
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A Place for God to Dwell

Pexels-photo-133699 St. Paul Miki and Companions 1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30 We humans spend a lot of time and money building places where we can encounter God or the divine in particular ways: churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, shrines, etc.  Yet the most important place for God to dwell is the one closest to us:  our own hearts.  Solomon and the people of Israel opened the temple in Jerusalem with great fanfare and countless sacrifices, yet it was destroyed a few centuries later.  After the martyrdom of St. Paul Miki and his companions, Japan was closed to the outside world...
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Episode 57 - Detroit

Cross Hello from Detroit! Fr. Tom and Fr. Pat discuss what the Secular Franciscan Order is and how it is a part of the Franciscan family.  They also talk about how the Franciscan spirituality resonates with the lay members. Please click here to listen Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, this helps other listeners find the podcast. Have questions or a suggestion for a topic for the friars? Email us: TapIntoLife@thecapuchins.org If you're interested in learning more about the Secular Franciscans, please visit: https://www.nafra-sfo.org/ Visit...
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