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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 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...

Mar 18, 2018

Fr. Philip Kelly on trust in Jesus

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Lectionary: 35

Reading 1 JER 31:31-34

The days are coming, says the LORD, 
when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel 
and the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers
the day I took them by the hand 
to lead...

Mar 11, 2018

Fr. Philip Kelly on the "Lost Sabbaths"


Lectionary: 32

Reading 1 2 CHR 36:14-16, 19-23

In those days, all the princes of Judah, the priests, and the people 
added infidelity to infidelity, 
practicing all the abominations of the nations 
and polluting the LORD’s temple 
which he had consecrated in...