Franciscan Pilgrimage by Land to World Youth Day Rio and Back: Program #0678 for Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

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Franciscan Pilgrimage by Land to World Youth Day Rio and Back

Franciscan Pilgrimage by Land to World Youth Day Rio and Back

Today’s topics: Franciscan Pilgrimage by Land to World Youth Day Rio and Back

Summary of today’s show: The Franciscans of the Primitive Observance are a Boston-based religious order that abides strictly by St. Francis’ idea of embracing poverty as a spiritual exercise. So when Br. James Wartman and Fr. Michael Sheehan decided to go World Youth Day in Brazil, they weren’t going to hop on a plane and stay in a hotel. Instead the two friars began a pilgrimage by bus, train, automobile, boat, and foot from Boston to Rio de Janeiro and back again. They talk to Scot Landry and Michael Lavigne about the journey that began at the end of May and ended at the beginning of October and brought them there and back again through the mercy of God and the kindness of strangers–including begging for meals and places to sleep.

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Today’s host(s): Scot Landry and Michael Lavigne

Today’s guest(s): Fr. Michael Sheehan, FPO, and Br. James Wartman, FPO

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