Blog Posts from November, 2017

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

Episode 46 Tap Into Life - Homily from the Beatification of Fr. Solanus

Dsc 3394 Homily delivered by Cardinal Angelo Amato during the Beatification Mass of Fr. Solanus Casey.  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 Visit us on Facebook! This week, Br. MJ and Br. Vito are getting ready for the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey.  They talk about what a mission is, and what it means to be a missionary.  Also, they discuss how Fr.

Power and Virtue

Pexels-photo-288477 St. Albert the Great Wisdom 6:1-11; Luke 17:11-19 Today we remember St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.  He was an extraordinary scholar and was able to see the hand of God in the sciences.  He was also the mentor of another great Dominican, St. Thomas Aquinas.  Our readings for today’s Mass ask us to reflect on the virtues of responsibility, humility and gratitude.  These days the scandals of many men in positions of power, from Hollywood moguls and celebrities to public officials in Washington, DC and elsewhere, remind us of

Episode 45 Tap Into Life - Chicago

Bread basket  1942e This week, Br. MJ and Br. Vito are getting ready for the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey.  They talk about what a mission is, and what it means to be a missionary.  Also, they discuss how Fr. Solanus and Pope Francis encourage us all to be joyful missionary disciples.   You can read Pope Francis' exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. 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: