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Advent Episode 1: Always Room at the Inn

Hi, I’m Fr. David, a Franciscan Friar who is happy to introduce you to four of my brother Friars who will visit you like the spirits in Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. As you can hear, I have a cold – we call this a common cold, and that leads me to ask you [...]

By |2019-12-03T16:14:15-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mary, Untier of Knots (Thailand Cave Rescue)

For several weeks the world watched the rescue of twelve members of a soccer team and their coach who had been trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. None of the possible rescue scenarios was without danger, as the death of Thailand's former Navy Seal .Saman Kunan demonstrated when after delivering oxygen tanks to the [...]

By |2018-07-20T15:39:52-04:00July 20th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

“Seat of Wisdom Supreme Court?”

      Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire from the Supreme Court has caused great speculation and concern about future nominees and has aroused many memories of Kennedy’s position on the court as a Republican appointed by a Republican president who often was the swing vote, siding sometimes with the liberal judges, sometimes with [...]

By |2018-07-09T22:27:19-04:00July 9th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Seeking and Witnessing Truth

July 4th called us to remember once again the ideals affirmed in our country's founding documents. On Thursday, June 29th, five staff members of the Capital Gazette, a local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, were murdered, apparently targeted by a gunman who in 2012 had made an unsuccessful attempt to sue the newspaper group for defamation. [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:30:17-04:00July 5th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

US out of Human Rights Council

Last week while our attention focused on the heart-wrenching stories and images of crying children, the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley explained that human rights violations in countries that hold membership in the council led to the decision. Throughout the years, reports [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:38:48-04:00June 28th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Olph Model of Comfort

Last week’s news told of the deaths of Guatemalan townspeople, victims of a volcanic eruption. Later in the week we learned of the deaths of two celebrities, fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, both of whom died by suicide. Such news can leave us feeling overwhelmed and isolated, but Jesus has promised [...]

By |2018-06-12T10:26:57-04:00June 12th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments


  Ark of the New Covenant-- this title of Mary reminds us that she harbored and enfleshed Jesus, God's Promised One. How different Mary's life must have been after the Annunciation! How different our lives are because,in his great love, God sent his Son to be with us so that we might be one with [...]

By |2018-04-30T10:09:04-04:00April 30th, 2018|Sister Fran|0 Comments