Blog Posts from February, 2017

Getting Behind Jesus

Screen shot 2017-02-17 at 12.04.35 pm Mark 8:27-30 I can only imagine that Peter meant well in rebuking Jesus.  After professing Jesus to be the Christ or anointed one, Peter must have been shocked to hear Jesus talking about rejection, suffering and being killed.  That wasn’t what was supposed to happen to the Messiah…was it?  That couldn’t happen to his Lord and friend…could it?  Well, yes. Jesus used the strongest possible language to issue his own rebuke of Peter:  “Get behind me, Satan.  You are thinking not as God does, but

The Lord Has Chosen Us to Be His Own

Directory-229117 1280 Homily for 17 February 2017 Br. Jason is studying for the Priesthood and will be ordained as a Deacon this Summer.  Sounds like a great world, doesn't it? Everyone speaking the same language, and working together toward one common goal? And what a noble goal: building a grand city, in order to avoid being scattered all over the Earth? What's wrong with that? Frankly it sounds like a beautiful dream in our divided world today. Why would God want to confound the people and cause divisions among them? Maybe the Old Testament God really is as vengeful as

Tap Into Life Podcast, Episode 5 from Detroit

Tom and keith  detail Check out our recent podcast episode! Detroit Friars Br. Keith and Br. Tom briefly introduce the man who started it all – St. Francis of Assisi and the spontaneous love Francis possessed. Do you have thoughts of St. Francis you would like to share? Email the Friars at: Keep up with podcast releases and news about the Capuchin Franciscan Friars on our Facebook page: Want to join Fr. Tom at his monthly Solanus Casey Young Adult (18-35) event? Check out the event's Facebook page: Have questions? Want to say

God’s Own Country

Img 5125 “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them as their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, for the old order has passed away.” (Revelation 21: 3-4) The motto for the State of Kerala in India, where our provincial minister and I spent four days visiting the friars of the Pavanatma (Holy Spirit) Province of Capuchins, is "God's Own Country".