The Frank Friar2019-05-05T11:00:08-05:00

My name is Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, O. Carm. I am a Carmelite Friar in the Catholic Church. I was born and raised in rural Michigan, and have a farm boy’s heart. I serve in the Archdiocese of New York via the St. Elias Province of the Carmelite Order. I served in the Peace Corps in West Africa. I love to read and walk through nature. I enjoy sharing my Carmelite Spirituality through my, YouTube channel, podcast, and blog. I graduated from Northern Michigan University with a B.S. and the Catholic University of America with a M.Div. and S.T.B. My YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar. My only presence is known by the name ‘The Frank Friar.’

​The Frank Friar Podcast is just that ‘frank.’ Why? Because each podcast episode is like a mini-retreat for your day. It is a way for you to receive quickly little spiritual insights from the Carmelite Tradition with in the Catholic Church. If you want to have little words of nourishment that will help you grow deeper in the Word of God… To strengthen your allegiance to Jesus Christ through cultivation of a pure heart and stout conscience… And to finally, build up your personal prayer life!!! Please make sure to subscribe to The Frank Friar podcast and allow the gift of Carmel to have a place in your life.

The Frank Friar – Episode 215: Coming into Harmony

I’ve been wrestling with the concept of the second coming, the final judgement, and how to speak about this with children. Today, I put forward an idea that I have shared with the children of my parish. Let me know your thoughts through my website.

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By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: The Frank Friar, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Frank Friar – Episode 214: Care for the Body

We are soul and body. Thus, we are called to care for both our souls and our bodies. Today, I talk about my recent movement to care for my body better and why I speaking about it more.

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By |December 4th, 2019|Categories: The Frank Friar, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Frank Friar – Episode 213: NCYC and Advent

In the episode today I speak about #NCYC and the season of Advent. Advent is a season of preparation and my time at NCYC taught me a few things about that the need to become prepared.

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By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: The Frank Friar, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Frank Friar – Episode 212: Getting Ready for NCYC

My province is attending the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). I ask for your prayers for this event and our participation in it. I speak about my experience with this event and our care for children in the Church.

If you like my podcast, please make sure to subscribe to the podcast it really does help me. You can find more of my content at my website www.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: The Frank Friar, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Frank Friar – Episode 211: Self-Care Is Necessary

It is not prideful to care for oneself. This issue of self-care I speak about in this episode today. I did with many people that struggle with this issue and I hope this episode helps struggling with caring for themselves.

If you like my podcast, please make sure to subscribe to the podcast it really does help me. You can find more of my content at my website www.thefrankfriar.com and my YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/thefrankfriar


By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: The Frank Friar, Uncategorized|0 Comments