Blog Posts from August, 2017

The Day and the Hour

Pixella15889 (23699906283) 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13; Matthew 24:42-51 The Day and the Hour About a month ago, our Capuchin fraternity lost Fr. Michael Crosby, a giant in the corporate responsibility world and a friar who really tried to live in the prophetic spirit of his religious namesake, Jeremiah.  Three weeks ago, my dad died.  He had been in declining health for a number of years, yet the swiftness in which he passed away following a fall was a shock for our family.  Presiding and preaching at his funeral was both an honor and emotionally taxing. Then earlier this week I turned 55.

Episode 34 Tap Into Life - Detroit & the Gospels

Sydney hardman gospel writers This week on the Tap Into Life Podcast, Fr. Keith shares with Fr. Tom his research on the Gospels. Fr. Keith and Fr. Tom discuss the history versus the mystery of the Gospels, and the role of the Gospels in everyone's way of life (including the Capuchin Franciscans). 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: Visit us on Facebook!

Father Solanus Casey Beatification Mass

18077288 1406751236028381 479793141929074385 o Father Solanus Casey Beatification Mass will begin at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. Public tickets will be available on Monday, October 9 at 9 a.m. ET, only at, 4 tickets per transaction, while supplies last. Inquirers and candidates should get tickets by contacting Br. Steve Kropp, OFM Cap. or Br. Jason Graves, OFM Cap. at 773-475-6206. Tickets also will be available on a limited basis at parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit. Parishioners may contact their individual parishes for details. Please note that the Solanus Casey Center is

Brushes in the Hand of the Master Queenship of Mary Judges 6:11-24a; Matthew 19:23-30   God is the Master of the art of the possible, even in the face of what seems impossible. Gideon, who was part of a family with little social status and considered himself “the most insignificant member” that family, became the “champion” God chose to serve his people.  When Jesus’ disciples heard him say how difficult it was for the rich to enter God’s kingdom at a time when it was presumed that wealth was a sign of one’s righteousness and God