Podcast – Following Francis2019-05-08T10:54:42-04:00

Following Francis is a podcast from the Holy Land Franciscan Friars that offers a new way to connect with your Catholic faith and add Franciscan spirituality to your life. Subscribe for new episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month, as host Chris Dwyer chats with friars and special guests to:

  • Share Franciscan spirituality, including prayers and reflections for listeners
  • Discuss the tradition, significance, and practice of Catholic holidays and feast days
  • Tell behind-the-scenes stories of Franciscan Friars and their work in the Holy Land
  • And more!

September 18, 2019 - Spiritual direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality. In episode 9 of Following Francis, Fr. Brian Meldrum provides insight into what spiritual direction is and
September 4, 2019 - Joining us in Episode 8 of Following Francis is Jim Hunter, broadcaster for the Mid Atlantic Sports Network [MASN] as well as the Baltimore Orioles radio play-by-play announcer. Throughout this episode, we will discuss how this broadcaster continues to stay devoted to his faith amidst a
August 21, 2019 - We continue our conversation about faith and religion in the school setting with Emily, Will, and Madalyn, three students attending Catholic universities. All three students also recently completed an internship with Catholic Charities.
August 9, 2019 - Chris Dwyer is joined by John Goldberg and John Paul Libonatti to discuss life as a campus minister and a student, respectively, at St. Anselm’s Abbey School, an all-boys preparatory school for grades 6-12 in Washington, D.C. Throughout the episode, they will cover campus ministry, finding
July 10, 2019 - Chris Dwyer is joined by three young professionals who provide insight into their generation’s thoughts on faith and spirituality. Among other topics, these millennials will dive into why their generation doesn’t want to be identified with one particular religious order, the effects of social media on