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 a question- “What does Christmas, a story about a stable, Inn Keepers, 3 Kings and Shepherds, that we are all familiar with, have in common with the homeless, the hungry, and the mentally ill?”
Over the next four weeks of Advent, you will hear how all of these elements fall together into the Christmas story we all know and love. Listen as the Franciscan Friars speak about how their Christmas stories come to life in the daily dealings they have with the many human beings who enter their lives empty and leave fuller and more alive.
Fr. David Convertino, OFM
Executive Director, St. Anthony’s Guild