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8 Catholic Books Recommended by Franciscan Friars

It probably goes without saying that at Franciscan Media, we love Catholic books! The priests who work alongside us love books too, so we asked a few of them what books they would recommend to Catholics and why. Here are some of their recommendations.
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What Is a Gospel-Centered Life?

In today's consumer-driven world, there are many ways for you to live your life. Maybe some of the avenues you've taken have led nowhere. But what if God is calling you to take a road less traveled? This is exactly what happened to Richard Goodin, OFM. God knocked on the door of his heart—and Friar Richard opened it.
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What Does It Mean to Live Simply?

“A key part of being a Franciscan,” Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM, says, “is a care for creation and finding ways of being in just relationship with what God has created.” The friars also have an obligation to live simply. But how? Fr. Richard expands on this idea in this week’s video.
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Young People Answer God's Call

Documentary series NBC Left Field has come out with a video showcasing the Franciscan life. The 8-minute film, part of the "Extraordinary Humans" series, features young members of religious communities, including Fr. Richard Goodin of the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist.
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Franciscan Corner: Where the Friars Meet the People

In the mid-1800s, Bishop Purcell recruited Franciscans from the Tyrol region of Austria to come to Cincinnati to serve. And in the ensuing century, they have revitalized a struggling community.
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Father Mychal Judge: Franciscan Hero on 9/11

Many of us are familiar with Father Mychal Judge, OFM, a member of the Holy Name Province based in New York City. Father Mychal worked with homeless people and AIDS patients. A recovering alcoholic, he also devoted much time to recovering addicts. The role for which he is best remembered is chaplain to the New York City Fire Department.
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