St. Francis: Mirror Of Christ
Fr. Andrew Apostoli provides insight to the world-wide popularity of this 800 year old saint.
Fr. Apostle looks at St. Francis as being everybody's saint and why he appeals to all types of people. Most people know him as a lover of animals.
The Knight Of Christ
Fr. Apostoli looks at St. Francis as the Knight of Christ. In this episode we are trying to get to know him better by looking at the background of his times. Father talks about what things were like, along with the Church during the time he lived.
Rebuild My Church
Fr. Apostle focuses on the words which our Lord spoke to St. Francis when He said to him to "Go rebuild my Church." Fr. Apostle finishes looking at the conversion that St. Francis went through. He looks at how he was prepared to receive the Holy Spirit.
The Little Poor Man
Fr. Apostle looks at St. Francis as the little poor man. It was a name given to him by a group because of his poverty. St. Francis wanted to imitate Christ so he became poor just like Christ was poor. Two virtues can be seen in this which are poverty a
The Bearer Of Jesus' Wounds
Fr. Apostle looks at St. Francis as the bearer of Christ's wounds. He talks about the love that St. Francis had towards Christ and how it led him to treat others. When we are willing to look for Jesus and share with him the message of the cross we then
Totally Catholic & Apostolic
Fr. Apostle looks at St. Francis as the totally catholic and apostolic man. It is an insight into the spirituality of St. Francis. He is credited with renewing the apostolic forum of life. Fr. Apostoli looks at how we can see his spirituality linked in
Devoted To Our Lady & Angels
Fr. Apostle looks at the great love that St. Francis had towards our Lady. It can be seen in his followers. Our Lady plays a two fold role. He says that she is both our mother and she is an example to us. She teaches us how to come closer to Jesus. Fr
The Lord Gave Me Brothers
Fr. Apostle looks at the beginning of the order that St. Francis formed. He didn't originally intend to form a order. Fr. Apostle looks at how it got started and how people started to follow him. He also looks at how St. Francis formed his community from
He Became 'Prayer Personified'
Fr. Apostle looks at St. Francis in his prayer life and in becoming "prayer personified". What water is to a fish is what prayer is to a religious. St. Francis took the command to "pray always" to heart. It is reflected in his biographies written about
Herald Of The Great King
Fr. Apostoli looks St. Francis as being the herald of the great king and his zeal for Christ. The greatest work that we can do is for the salvation of souls. This is what Christ did when he died for us. He didn't consider himself to be a friend of Christ
Instrument Of God's Peace
Fr. Apostle looks at St. Francis as the instrument of God's Peace. Peace was the farewell gift that Jesus gave us. He talks about how St. Francis came to realize the gift of peace at the time of his conversion. Franciscans will usually great people wit
The Lover Of All God's Creatures
Of all the images people have of St. Francis, there is none that is more popular than St. Francis as a lover of animals. Fr. Apostle takes a look at why he had this great love for animals. His perception of nature is profoundly religious. He had achieved
Joyful In The Holy Spirit
St. Francis was one of the most joyful saints. Fr. Apostoli talks about the joy and the Holy Spirit working in him. Wherever God is present there is joy. He looks at the joy in the heart of St. Francis and his natural qualities. He had a love of nature