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.’
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Love, via the symbol of fire, teaches us something important about God’s love. God’s love and thus the love of God is revelatory. True love always reveals. Those outside the bounds of the Church may reject God’s love because they do not wish to see themselves in the light of that love. Today, I speak about that conflict and what must our Christian response be in the world.
Today I am recording from rural Michigan. I wanted to make a quick little podcast episode about experience I had after a Mass from this past weekend at my home parish. The child had an amazing story to tell me and the way she told it to me was quite striking. I hope you find her witness as impressive as I did.