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Returning to the Spirit and Life Podcast is Sr. Katherine Caldwell, TOR, to share about the Charism of the Franciscan Sisters TOR and how this led them to begin construction of the Father of Mercy Chapel, as well as expand their Mother House as the religious order grows. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (15:22, 10.6 MB)

Franciscan Sisters TOR website: www.torsisters.org

Franciscan Conferences website: www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL58_TORSisters_SrKCaldwellTOR.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 12:55 AM

Returning to the Spirit and Life Podcast is Fr. Dennis Gang, TOR, one of the Franciscan Friars serving at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a frequent Mass Celebrant and Homilist at our summer conferences. In this edition, Fr. Denny shares about his street ministry in Steubenville and the results it's had. Host: Mark Nehrbas. (16:41, 11.5 MB)

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

 

 

Direct download: SAL57_FrDennisGang_StreetMinistry.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 3:00 AM

Sr. Katherine Caldwell, TOR, joins us in this Spirit and Life Podcast to share about Franciscan University of Steubenville's Religious Sisters Conference held on campus every summer. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (13:32, 9.4 mb)

Franciscan Conferences website: www.franciscanconferences.com

Franciscan Sisters TOR website: www.torsisters.org

 

Direct download: SAL56_SrKCaldwellTOR_ReligiousSistersConf.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 9:20 PM

The college years are often times of major change for people. Joining us for this Spirit and Life Podcast is Fr. Dennis Gang, TOR, one of the Franciscan Friars serving as a campus minister at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a frequent Celebrant and Homilist during our summer conferences. Fr. Denny shares about his life as a college student and the way God changed him for the better. Host: Mark Nehrbas. (16:42, 11.5 MB)

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

 

Direct download: SAL55_FrDennisGangTOR_FaithStory.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 12:15 AM

With us again in this Spirit and Life Podcast is Danny Abramowicz, former NFL player and coach, and a speaker at several Franciscan University conferences. Today, Danny shares about creative ways to use technology to reach out and minister to men. Host: Mark Nehrbas. (19:14, 13.3 MB)

Crossing the Goal website:
www.crossingthegoal.com

E-Mail Danny: danny@crossingthegoal.com

For information about the Led by the Spirit Retreat for Men Leaders
E-Mail: mnehrbas@franciscan.edu

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL54_DannyAbramowicz_CrossingTheGoal.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 11:00 PM

Former New Orleans Saints NFL star Danny Abramowicz returns to the Spirit and Life Podcast to share about Men's Ministry in his own life and the impact it can have on other men. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (15:57, 11.1 MB)

Information about Danny and his book Spiritual Workout of a Former Saint at:
www.crossingthegoal.com

National Fellowship of Catholic Men:
http://www.nfcmusa.org

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

 

 

Direct download: SAL53_DannyAbramowicz_MensMinistry.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 11:50 PM

In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, Danny Abramowicz, a former NFL star with the New Orleans Saints, joins us to share about his NFL career's effects on his personal life and events that led to a renewed, energized experience of his Catholic faith. Host: Mark Nehrbas. (17:50, 12.4 MB)

Danny Abramowicz website:
http://www.dannyabramowicz.com/

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL52_DannyAbramowicz_PersonalTestimony.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 10:00 PM

Returning to the Spirit and Life Podcast is Dr. John Bergsma, a Theology Professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and one of the speakers at our summer Applied Biblical Studies Conference and the Defending the Faith Conference. In this edition, John talks with our host Mark Nehrbas about his teaching and about special aspects of the Gospel of John. (17:43, 12.3 MB)

Online Ordering of 2009 Conference Recordings 

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL51_JBergsma_GospelofJohn.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 2:25 AM

Returning to the Spirit and Life Podcast is Scott Sollom, a Catechetics professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville and one of the coordinators of the St. John Bosco Conference for Catechetics held every summer at Franciscan University. In this edition, Scott talks about the importance of RCIA - the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults - for the Church, parish and of course the individual's relationship with God. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (17:14, 11.9 MB)

Franciscan University of Steubenville website:
www.franciscan.edu

Franciscan University Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL50_ScottSollom_RCIA.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 11:55 PM

Our guest on the Spirit and Life Podcast today is Dr. John Bergsma, a popular Theology Professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville and one of the speakers at our Institute for Applied Biblical Studies and Defending the Faith Conferences. In this podcast, John shares about his family and highlights of his conversion to Catholicism, and how both Scripture and the people he knew were important factors leading to conversion. (17:09, 11.8 MB)

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL49_JBergsma_ConversionStory.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 7:20 PM

People have taken many different paths to Steubenville, and Scott Sollom joins us to share about the often amusing journey that led him to become a Catechetics professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Scott's also one of the team members for our annual St. John Bosco Conference for Catechists and Religious Educators. (15:14, 10.5 MB)

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL48_ScottSollom_JourneystoSteubenville.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:50 PM

Returning to the Spirit and Life Podcast is Kimberly Hahn, talking with Mark Nehrbas about the Journey Through Scripture Bible Study training program and opportunities for training at the summer on-campus Franciscan University Bible Studies Conference. (15:12, 10.7 MB)

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology website:
http://www.salvationhistory.com

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL47_KimberlyHahn_JourneyThroughScripture.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 10:30 PM

Ron Bolster returns to the Spirit and Life Podcast for a conversation about the history and growth of the Catechetics program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the St. John Bosco Conference held every summer on the Franciscan University campus. The conference offers certification for people involved in Catechetics throughout the country. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (18:43, 13.1 MB)

Websites:

Office of Catechetics - Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com
 

Direct download: SAL46_RBolster_Catechetics_StJohnBoscoConference.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 AM

Today's guest on the Spirit and Life Podcast is Kimberly Hahn, wife of Scott Hahn, mother of 6 children, who recently became a new grandmother. She’s also a popular author and speaker at our summer conferences. Kimberly joins host Mark Nehrbas to talk about the joys and blessings of family life as well as her ministry through women’s Bible studies. (17:12; 11.9 MB)

Websites:

Kimberly Hahn's Bible Study DVD/Book Sets:
Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage
Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker's Heart

Franciscan Conferences:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL45_KimberlyHahn_FamilyLife_WomensBibleStudies.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 12:15 AM

Not many people have made a journey from Fighter Pilot to Catechetics Professor, but our guest on this edition of Spirit and Life Podcast followed that path. He's Ron Bolster, a faculty member in the Theology Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Director of the University’s Office of Catechetics. Ron is also the current director of the St. John Bosco conference held every summer on our campus. In today’s podcast, Ron talks with Mark about his journey from being a U.S. Navy fighter pilot to being on the faculty and teaching Catechetics at Franciscan University. (19:17, 13.3 MB)

Franciscan University of Steubenville Office of Catechetics website

Books by Captain Scott O'Grady:
1. (with Jeff Coplon). Return with Honor, New York: Doubleday, 1995.
(ISBN 0385483309
2. (with Michael French). Basher Five-Two: The True Story of F-16 Fighter Pilot Captain Scott O'Grady, New York: Doubleday, 1997.
(ISBN 0-385-32300-X)

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL44_RBolster_FromFighterPilottoCatecheticsProfessor.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 3:30 AM

Christ Our Hope is the theme of Franciscan University of Steubenville's 2009 Summer Conferences. Sitting in the Guest chair today is Mark Nehrbas, Executive Director of the Christian Outreach Office, our regular host, to share about this year's theme and Franciscan University's summer conferences. (13.1 MB, 17:50)

Franciscan Conferences Office:
Phone Toll Free 1-800-437-8368
Conference Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL43_MNehrbas_ChristOurHope.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 3:40 AM

Kristi McClintock of Franciscan University of Steubenville's Youth Outreach Office returns to the Spirit and Life Podcast to share about the Franciscan LEAD Program for High School Youth. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (17:00, 11.9 MB)

Franciscan High School Youth Conferences website:
www.franciscanyouth.com

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

 

Direct download: SAL42_KMcClintock_LEADProgram.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 6:00 AM

Sr. Therese Marie Iglesias frequently shares with youth about prayer and how they can relate to God in a personal way. She returns to the Spirit and Life Podcast to share about this important ministry with host Mark Nehrbas. (16:17, 11:4 MB)

Franciscan Sisters TOR website:
torsisters.com

Franciscan Conferences website
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL41_SrThereseMarie_YouthAndPrayer.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 3:00 AM

Joining us for this edition of Spirit and Life is Kristi McClintock of Franciscan University's Youth Outreach office. Kristi talks with Mark Nehrbas about the faith journey that led her to Steubenville and also shares her thoughts about the theme for the 2009 Steubenville High School Youth Conferences - Above All. (11:06, 7.9 MB)

Steubenville High School Youth Conferences website:
www.franciscanyouth.com

Franciscan University Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com
 

Direct download: SAL40_KMcClintock_FaithJourney_YouthConfTheme.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 1:50 AM

Joining us again on the Spirit and Life Podcast is Fr. Tim Hepburn, a priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta who also serves as a speaker and leader of several of our Franciscan University conferences. Fr. Tim recently completed a relatively unique educational program in the New Evangelization that he talks about with our host Mark Nehrbas. (15:54, 11 MB)

Archdiocese of Atlanta website:
www.archatl.com

New Evangelization Program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit

Franciscan Conferences:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL39__FrTHepburn_Evangelization.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 2:50 AM

When we look back at God's work in our lives, sometimes we can't help but smile at the ways we used to think before we sensed His call to follow a particular path. In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, Sr. Therese Marie Iglesias TOR shares about her life and God leading her to join the Franciscan Sisters TOR in Steubenville. She also talks about this 20th anniversary year of the order's founding. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (18:18, 12.8 MB)

Franciscan Sisters TOR Website:
www.torsisters.com

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL38_SrThereseMarie_FaithStory_TORSisters.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 9:55 PM

Paul George is one of the leaders at Franciscan University of Steubenville's High School Youth Conferences, and stopped by the Spirit and Life Podcast studio to talk about Adore Ministries, a dynamic outreach in his home Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana, and the diocese's office of New Evangelization. Host: Mark Nehrbas. (11.3 MB, 16:25)

Adore Ministry and the 2097 Tour:
adoreworship.com

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux:
htdiocese.org

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL_37_PaulGeorge_AdoreMinistry_2097Tour.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 9:50 PM

Fr. Tim Hepburn from the Archdiocese of Atlanta returns to the Spirit and Life Podcast to talk about his involvement in the early stages of two dynamic ministries - XLT for Youth, and Spirit and Truth, a ministry for Young Adults. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (12.2 MB, 17:45)

Websites:

Find XLT at www.lifeteen.com

Spirit and Truth: www.sandt.org

Franciscan Conferences: www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL36_FrTimHepburn_Youth_YoungAdult_Ministry.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 1:00 AM

Paul George, one of the hosts of the Steubenville High School Youth Conferences, talks with us about the ways God used Paul's openness to lead him to a strong faith life, and placed on his heart a desire to minister to youth, which he's been doing for several years. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (9.4 MB, 13:31)

Paul George:
www.adoreworship.com

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

 

 

 

Direct download: SAL35__Paul_George_-_Personal_Faith.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 2:25 AM

Scott Hahn joins Spirit and Life Podcast host Mark Nehrbas in this conversation about Scott's important new book, co-authored with Ben Wicker, "Answering the New Atheism: Dismembering Dawkins' Case Against God." (11:40, 8.1 MB)

Links:
Answering the New Atheism

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

 

Direct download: SAL34_ScottHahn_AnsweringtTheNewAtheism.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 1:30 AM

Each person's faith journey is uniquely experienced. In this Spirit and Life Podcast, Fr. Tim Hepburn of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia, talks candidly with Mark Nehrbas about his personal faith journey and his call to the priesthood. Fr. Tim is a frequent speaker at our Youth Conferences as well as a planning team member for our annual conference for Priests, Deacons and Seminarians. (19:08, 13.2 MB)

Fr. Tim's Website:
www.fathertim.org

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL33_FrTimHepburn_Faith_CallToPriesthood.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 6:30 PM

Dr. Scott Hahn joins host Mark Nehrbas in this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast to preview Mysteries of the Kingdom, the July 25-27, 2008 Defending the Faith Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville. (13:22, 9.3 MB)

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Scott Hahn, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology:
http://www.salvationhistory.com

Direct download: SAL32_Scott_Hahn_MysteriesoftheKingdom.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 7:45 PM

Dr. Alan Schreck, Chairman of the Theology Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a frequent co-host of our Defending the Faith Conference, stops by the Spirit and Life Podcast studio and shares about his personal faith and the journey that led him to Franciscan University. And you might be surprised at what you learn about Alan. (11:58, 8.3 MB)

Our Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Link to Books by Alan Schreck

Direct download: SAL31_ASchreck_FaithStory.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 9:45 PM

Franciscan University of Steubenville's Dr. Scott Hahn joins Spirit and Life Podcast host Mark Nehrbas to share about the impact St. Paul has had on Scott, especially through the Book of Romans. Scott and Mark also preview Franciscan University's Institiute of Applied Biblical Studies coming July 22-25, 2008. (16:37, 11.5 MB)

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology:
www.salvationhistory.com

Direct download: SAL30_ScottHahn_StPaulandRomans.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 12:40 AM

Our guest in this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast is Dr. Alan Schreck, Chairman of the Theology Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a regular co-host of our Defending the Faith conference. Alan talks with us about authentic Church renewal, and also looks ahead to Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States in April and the messages the Pope may bring us. (13:02, 9 MB)

Alan's Book: Your Life in the Holy Spirit: What Every Catholic Needs to Know and Experience - Publisher's Website

Franciscan University Communication Arts Department Online Project:
Catholic Media Journal: catholicmediajournal.com

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL29_ASchreck_ChurchRenewal_Benedict.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 4:01 AM

Krista Hall, one of the many Franciscan University of Steubenville students working at our conference office, shares about work behind the scenes and some of her experiences serving conference participants. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (11:00, 7.6 MB)

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Direct download: SAL28_KHall_ConfStaffService.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 10:15 PM

"Your Kingdom Come" is the theme for the Summer 2008 Adult Conferences at Franciscan University of Steubenville. How is the overall theme determined and how does it affect the several different conferences held at Franciscan University? Join "guest host" Jim Coyle - who normally directs the Spirit and Life Podcast and is pictured on this edition's website - as he and our regular host Mark Nehrbas discuss "Your Kingdom Come" and our 2008 summer conferences. (11.9 MB, 17:11)

Franciscan Conferences Website:
www.franciscanconferences.com
   

Direct download: SAL27_MNehrbas_Theme2008.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 11:25 PM

Whether working behind the scenes or directly serving our Conference guests, Franciscan University students make up most of our conference support staff. While we can't talk with all of them in the Spirit and Life Podcast, we'd like you to meet some of our student staff members. Working for the conferences is much more than just a job. In this edition of Spirit and Life, Mark Nehrbas talks with Krista Hall, someone our past conference guests may recognize. (9:36, 6.7 MB).

Conference website:
www.franciscanconferences.com
 

Direct download: SAL26_KHall_PersonalStory.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 12:30 AM

John Beaulieu, Franciscan University of Steubenville's director of youth and young adult outreach, shares the story of his personal faith journey in this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (14:45. 10.2 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Youth Conferences Website:
www.franciscanyouth.com

Direct download: SAL25_JBeaulieu_Faith_Story.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 6:00 AM

Steubenville High School Youth Conferences minister to tens of thousands of people every summer, but are only one part of effective ministry to youth. In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, John Beaulieu, Franciscan University of Steubenville's director of youth and young adult outreach, talks with our host Mark Nehrbas about upcoming Steubenville Conferences for Youth, as well as conferences for Youth Ministers. (14:05, 9.7 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Steubenville Youth Conferences website:
www.franciscanyouth.com

Direct download: SAL24_JBeaulieu_FUS_High_School_Conferences.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 6:45 PM

Like several of our Summer Conference speakers, Sr. Mary Rose Bratlien, TOR, works on campus at Franciscan University of Steubenville during the school year. As Assistant Director of Evangelization, Sr. Mary Rose is involved with several student evangelistic and leadership development programs. She and Mark Nehrbas talk about students, evangelization and leadership in this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast. (15:20; 10.6 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Franciscan University of Steubenville's Student Evangelistic Outreach

Direct download: SAL23_SrMRBratlien_Evangelization_Student_Leaders.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 6:15 PM

In this Spirit and Life Podcast, John Beaulieu, Franciscan University of Steubenville's Director of Youth and Young Adult Outreach, talks with host Mark Nehrbas about Steubenville's outreach to youth through the Steubenville High School Conferences held on campus and at many other sites in North America. (13:55, 9.6 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Franciscan University of Steubenville's Youth and Young Adults Conferences website:
www.franciscanyouth.com

Direct download: SAL22_J_Bealieu_Youth_Conferences.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 2:30 AM

In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, Fr. Larry Richards, a frequent speaker at Franciscan University's Young Adult and High School Youth Conferences, talks with host Mark Nehrbas about The Reason for Our Hope Foundation which he founded and his vision for evangelization. (13:06, 9.1 MB)

Franciscan Conferences website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

The Reason for Out Hope Foundation website:
thereasonforourhope.org

Direct download: SAL21_FrLRichards_ReasonForOurHopeFoundation.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 2:20 AM

In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, Sr. Mary Rose Bratlien, TOR, talks with host Mark Nehrbas about the history of her order, the Franciscan Sisters, TOR, of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, and the charisms drawing women to this growing community. (13:25, 9.6 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Franciscan Sisters website:
www.torsisters.com

Direct download: SAL20_SrMRBratlien_FranciscanSisters.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 1:25 AM

Looking beyond the events of the day, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, talks with host Mark Nehrbas about the current condition of world culture, faith, and Catholic higher education. Their conversation was recorded when Fr. Groeschel was on campus to speak at Franciscan University of Steubenville's Defending the Faith conference. (17:05, 11.8 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal:
www.franciscanfriars.com

Ignatius Press:
www.ignatius.com

Direct download: SAL19_Fr_B_Groeschel_WorldChurchEducation.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 8:00 PM

In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, our host Mark Nehrbas welcomes Sr. Mary Rose Bratlien, TOR, to our podcast studio. Sr. Mary Rose shares about her faith journey and the role her mother played in it. She and Mark also talk about a very simple approach to sharing God's love and His word with the people around us. (18:10, 12.6 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Sr. Mary Rose's Franciscan community website:
www.torsisters.com

 

Direct download: SAL18_SrMRBratlien_FaithStory.MP3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, Mark Nehrbas welcomes Johnnette Benkovic, a popular evangelist, television and radio host, and speaker at several of our Franciscan University of Steubenville Summer Conferences. Mark and Johnnette talk about the Women of Grace Apostolate and how it supports women in their relationship with God. (18:40, 12.9 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Women of Grace website:
www.womenofgrace.com 

Direct download: SAL17_J_Benkovic_Women_of_Grace.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, Bob Rice joins host Mark Nehrbas to talk about Catholic and Christian worship and the role it plays in our lives. Bob is a Catechetics professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, a well-known Catholic recording artist, and the leader of Franciscan University's on-campus Summer Conference worship band. (18:50, 13 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Bob Rice's website:
www.bobricemusic.com

Direct download: SAL16_B_Rice_Worship.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, Ralph Martin joins host Mark Nehrbas to talk about Renewal Ministries and its work with the Church in many parts of the world, including some countries with a small number of Catholics and Christians. (14:39, 10.1 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Renewal Ministries website:
www.renewalministries.net
  

Direct download: SAL15_R_Martin_Global_Church_Ministry.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

Evangelization leads to a personal encounter with God, and in this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast Caroline Gambale talks with our host Mark Nehrbas about some of the ways she's seen God work in peoples' lives through something as simple as her sharing the story of God's work in her own life. (16:15, 11.2 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Information about Caroline Gambale:
http://pipl.com/directory/people/Caroline/Gambale

Direct download: SAL14_C_Gambale_Evangelization.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 2:52 AM

In this edition, Fr. Larry Richards, pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie, Pennsylvania and founder of The Reason for Our Hope Foundation, shares about his personal faith story and his call to the priesthood. He joined host Mark Nehrbas between talks at Franciscan University of Steubenville's 2007 Young Adults Conference. (14:41, 10.1 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Fr. Larry's website:
www.thereasonforourhope.org/meet_father/index.html

Direct download: SAL13_Fr_L_Richards_Faith_Priesthood.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 8:15 PM

According to the "Bible Geek," Mark Hart, God has made over 4,000 promises to His people. Join Mark Hart and our host Mark Nehrbas as they talk about understanding and living the Bible as "God's Word" and not just "words about God." (13:11, 9.1 MB) 

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Mark Hart's Bible Geek website:
www.lifeteen.com/default.aspx?PageID=BGHOME

Direct download: SAL12_M_Hart_Gods_Promises.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 8:00 PM

Between talks at Franciscan University's 2007 Defending the Faith Conference, our host Mark Nehrbas talked with Johnnette Benkovic, a speaker and evangelist, founder and host of the Living His Life Abundantly television program and the Women of Grace ministry. In this Spirit and Life Podcast, Johnnette shares about her spiritual journey and God's work in her life. (22:21, 15.4 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Johnnette Benkovic's website:
www.johnnettebenkovic.com

Direct download: SAL11_J_Benkovic_Spiritual_Journey.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

In this edition of the Spirit and Life Podcast, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, joins host Mark Nehrbas and tells the story of his own call to the Catholic priesthood. Fr. Groeschel is founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and is a frequent speaker at Franciscan University of Steubenville. (11:46, 8.1 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Fr. Benedict Groeschel and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal:
www.franciscanfriars.com

Direct download: SAL10_Fr_B_Groeschel_Call_to_Priesthood.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 1:00 AM

In this conversation, Mark Nehrbas and his guest Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville, talk about some of the ways the Holy Spirit is working in the Church today, and the New Evangelization called for by Pope John Paul II. (13:29, 9.3 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Fr. Michael Scanlan and Franciscan University of Steubenville:
www.franciscan.edu

Direct download: SAL9_Fr_M_Scanlan_New_Evangelization.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

In this episode of Spirit and Life: The Franciscan Conferences Podcast, Ralph Martin, a leader in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, author and frequent speaker at our summer conferences, joins host Mark Nehrbas in a practical and personal conversation about the New Evangelization in the Catholic Church called for by the late Pope John Paul II. (14:24, 9.9 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Ralph Martin's Renewal Ministries website:
www.renewalministries.net 

Direct download: SAL8_R_Martin_New_Evangelization.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

In this lively edition of Spirit and Life, Prof. Bob Rice and host Mark Nehrbas talk about the true purpose of Catechetics - to pass on the Faith. Bob's background in youth ministry, ongoing ministry through music, and his present faculty position in Catechetics at Franciscan University result in a dynamic understanding, teaching and implementation of Catechetics in the Church today. (17:15; 11.8 MB)

Our website:
www.franciscanconferences.com

Franciscan University of Steubenville:
www.franciscan.edu

Bob Rice's website:
www.bobricemusic.com

Direct download: SAL7_Catechetics_BRice.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 7:44 PM

Mark Hart, a frequent Steubenville Conference speaker and Executive Vice President of Lifeteen, shares about his search for the Truth about faith and the growing relationship with God that he's found. Our host is another Mark - Mark Nehrbas, Executive Director of Franciscan University of Steubenville's Christian Outreach Office. (18:11, 12.5 MB).

Our website: www.franciscanconferences.com

Ask the Bible Geek - Mark Hart's Lifeteen Bible Geek Page

Lifeteen: www.lifeteen.com

 

Direct download: SAL6_M_Hart_Faith_Story.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 10:00 AM

In this episode of Spirit and Life: The Franciscan Conferences Podcast, Caroline Gambale, a frequent speaker at our Young Adult Conference and our High School Youth Conferences, talks with host Mark Nehrbas about her life and God's faithfulness to her during her teen and young adult years, leading to a personal conversion and relationship with the Lord. (15:58, 10.9 MB)
www.franciscanconferences.com

Caroline is the Lifeteen contact person for New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and can be e-mailed at cgambale@lifeteen.com

 

Direct download: SAL5_C_Gambale_Testimony.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 10:00 AM

In today's podcast, Fr. Michael Scanlan, Chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville, shares about the beginnings and growth of the University's Summer Conferences. Our host is Mark Nehrbas. (15:53, 10.9 MB)

Our website: www.franciscanconferences.com

 

Direct download: SAL4_Fr_M_Scanlan_Conferences_History.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 10:00 AM

In Spirit and Life Episode #3, our host Mark Nehrbas talks with Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville, about the renewal of Franciscan University.
www.franciscanconferences.com  (16:16, 11.2 mb)

Franciscan University of Steubenville's website:
www.franciscan.edu

 

Direct download: SAL3_Fr_M_Scanlan_FUS_Renewal.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

In this edition of Spirit and Life: The Franciscan Conferences Podcast, Bob Rice and Mark Nehrbas talk about ministry to today's youth, and Bob's call to this area.
www.franciscanconferences.com (17:56, 12.3 mb)

Bob Rice's website:
www.bobricemusic.com

Direct download: SAL2_Bob_Rice_Youth_Ministry.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

Welcome to the first episode of Spirit and Life: The Franciscan Conferences Podcast. Bob Rice, leader of the Franciscan University of Steubenville Conference Music Ministry shares about his faith history and unusual path to growth as a Catholic. Our host is Mark Nehrbas, Executive Director of the Christian Outreach Office. www.franciscanconferences.com (19:20, 13.2 mb)

Bob Rice's website:
www.bobricemusic.com

Direct download: SAL1_Bob_Rice_Story.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 5:00 AM

Join us for this introduction to Spirit and Life: The Franciscan Conferences Podcast, a new outreach from Franciscan University of Steubenville. (2:36, 2.39 mb)

Direct download: SAL_PVW.mp3
Category:SpiritandLife -- posted at: 10:15 PM