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!

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
June 19, 2019 - In part two of our discussion with Gino and Mike - two young men on a journey to become Franciscan Friars - we take a deeper dive into the daily life of postulants. Gino and Mike also talk through the importance of community in a person’s
June 5, 2019 - In part one of this two-part episode, Chris Dwyer sits down with Gino Grivetti and Mike Specht, two young men on a journey to become Franciscan Friars. Gino and Mike discuss their paths to finding their vocation, how their friends and families reacted to their decision
May 15, 2019 - Chris chats with Lou Maroulis of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild and Amy Bachman of DC Central Kitchen about how the Monastery’s century-old gardens - and the volunteers who preserve and protect them -help feed people in Washington, DC. Fr. Michael Cusato returns to the podcast