Franciscan Spirituality #2: Intro part 2 – Feb 03 – Homily – Fr Terrance

By February 3, 2023August 2nd, 2023Bloomington, IN, Fr. Terrance Chartier, Homily

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Feb 03, 2023, on how Franciscan Spirituality is a subset of Catholic spirituality that is focused on becoming like Christ.


Since Christ is so great and rich, there are many approaches.

1 Cor 1 24 -

Not just a covering

Holiness is not a hand out but

Catholic spirituality is comprised of Schools with Spiritual masters who have eyes on Jesus the model as an artist on his model

Try to sculpt the image of Jesus, first in their own souls.

Saints are like the light sent through a prism producing different colors, same light but different positive effects in each person

Different schools

Franciscan is seraphic, so seraphic school

Seraphic means those who burn with God's love. Isaiah 6 -

Christ in the form of a Seraph angel gave hi the stigmata on La Verna made him image of Christ -

differences in spirituality are accents, different approaches within Catholic faith

Eph 3 8 - the inscrutable riches of Christ-

Romans 8: 29 conformity to God -

Again Grace and Free will, requires collaboration on our part. If not

Goal is to become like Christ in a particular "school"

Ask Mary to make us more teachable in this school.

This is a continuation of his series of homilies on Franciscan Spirituality -

The material for this series comes primarily from Ciccarelli, Marciano M., "I capisaldi della spiritualità francescana" in Italian, which translates as "The Cornerstones of Franciscan Spirituality". No English translations exist at the time of this recording.

Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Blase - Opt Mem
Readings: Friday 4th Week of Ordinary Time -
1st: heb 13:1-8
Resp: psa 27:1, 3, 5, 8-9
Gsp: mar 6:14-29

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