Blog Posts from November, 2017

Enduring Faith

Img 9690 2 November 28, 2017 Daniel 2:31-45; Luke 21:5-11   A couple of days ago I was on my early morning jog and passed by a small playground in a nearby neighborhood.  As I passed it, I recalled that a large and ornate church had once stood on there.  I remembered celebrating Mass there some 20 years ago, when I was a young priest.  It was in the middle of winter, and the parish was nearing the end.  There were some 60 people at Mass in a church that could probably hold 1500.  The church was cold because the parish couldn&rsquo

Episode 47 Tap Into Life

Img 9684 copy Ain't no party like a Capuchin party, because a Capuchin party don't stop!  First time ever...Chicago and Detroit team up for an episode and Brothers MJ, Tom, and Vito are discussing the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey that took place November 18, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  Listen in to hear their thoughts on the Mass, how it impacted them personally, and how they hope it will affect the world. Please click here to listen Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, this helps other listeners find the

3 Things That Create Happy Families

Pope-francis-1784304 1280 Thanksgiving Day (USA) In an Angelus address two years ago, Pope Francis reflected that there were three simple things that families needed to be happier.  They were not eating, shopping and football!  In fact, they weren't things at all.  They were words that we needed to say to each other but that we easily forget to say:  “Please” ”I’m sorry” “Thank you.” What these words have in common is that they require two things that we often lose in our busy lives:  attention and reflection.

Listening, Consoling, Teaching and Accompanying

Dsc 2788 In a letter to the Capuchin Brothers throughout the world, our General Minister, Br. Mauro, wrote this reflection on Blessed Solanus:  "The people began to understand that Br. Solanus was not a functionary or bureaucrat, but someone who welcomed them and listened to them, bringing everyone’s difficulties and sufferings to his prayer to the Lord. The fruits of this were not lacking; Br. Solanus found himself busy all day listening, consoling, teaching, and accompanying many people." On Saturday, November 18, 350+ Capuchin Brothers gathered in Ford Field to witness the fruits of his labor, as 71,000 people came together to