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The Word at St. Francis de Sales

Welcome to The Word at St. Francis de Sales—the podcast for dynamic Catholics like yourself.  Whether traveling or homebound, The Word at St. Francis de Sales brings the Gospel to you.  Each weekly episode includes the Sunday scriptures and features the homily from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in New York City.  So you can take the Word with you wherever you go. 

Mar 25, 2018

Concluding our Lenten Vespers series, Dr. Brenna Moore examines the life of action versus the life of contemplation.

Dr. Moore is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Moore regularly teaches courses on Catholic engagements with modernity and on other topics...

Mar 25, 2018

Fr. Anthony Ciorra on why Palm Sunday captures the Catholic imagination

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Lectionary: 37 and 38


Reading 1 IS 50:4-7

Responsorial Psalm PS 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24.

Reading 2 PHIL 2:6-11

Gospel MK 14:1—15:47

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Mar 23, 2018

Continuing our Lenten Vespers series, Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP unfolds the idea that we are the handiwork of God and leads us in an Examen.

Sr. Donna is a Dominican Sister of Caldwell, New Jersey and works internationally and nationally in promoting parish vitality and pastoral direction, congregational and leadership...

Mar 23, 2018

Continuing our Lenten Vespers Series, Zachariah Presutti, SJ, LMSW, and Mr. Joe Van Brussel share their experiences ministering the prisoners of New York City's "Tombs".

Founder and Executive Director of Thrive For Life Prison Project, Zachariah Presutti, is a psychotherapist for formerly incarcerated women and men. ...

Mar 23, 2018

Alex Lavy continues our Lenten Vespers Series at St. Francis de Sales discoursing on Ignatian spirituality.  

Mr.  Alex Lavy is a Physics Teacher at Xavier High School in Manhattan.  Alex is the co-founder of Xavier’s Gay Straight Alliance and coordinates the “Ally Week.” He is a sought-after retreat director and...