Saturday, 19 September 2015

Here I am Lord

FATHER FRANCIS MAPLE
I have known Father Francis Maple for a number of years. He is a Capuchin Franciscan monk who joined the priesthood more than 50 years ago.

Father Francis has sung in public over the years (and still does) in malls, shopping centres and at his own concerts and has raised over £1m for charity. He has also written several books (sermons, cooking recipes, jokes), and has contributed (and still does) to many newspaper columns and Catholic newspapers and magazines. He spends a lot of time travelling throughout the UK leading Missions in various Catholic churches. Father Francis contributes articles and sermons from time to time to my Blog here as well as to the Community of Catholic Bloggers website.

He also publishes a Daily Homily HERE.

I have chosen today a song by Father Francis which reminds us all of our vocation to spread God's Word to everyone.


12 comments:

  1. Thank you! I awoke to your post and am grateful for this one! Music in the morning, heaven sent! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you Cathy. More Fr Ignatius songs here:
      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCGLgIPutQI8RLMu5avYQgoERNg3NHgRt

      God bless.

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  2. Thank you Victor for introducing Fr Maple

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    1. So nice to see you visiting here John. Thanx.

      Glad you enjoyed Fr Francis' singing. More here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCGLgIPutQI8RLMu5avYQgoERNg3NHgRt

      God bless.

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  3. Have not heard this for a long time--thank you for the walk down memory lane!
    Weekend Blessings, From Across The Pond!

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    1. It's a wonderful hymn, Lulu, isn't it? More Fr Francis here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCGLgIPutQI8RLMu5avYQgoERNg3NHgRt

      (Thinks) I should have put this link in the main body of the post. I'm not as organised as Lulu).

      God bless.

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  4. Francis is a talented fellow. Lovely hymn. I wish I was musically inclined. I sing acapella but it always comes out nauseatto. :)
    Hope your day is blessed.

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    1. You have such a wonderful sense of humour, Sparky. Thanx.

      I usually sing in the shower. I sing so well the neighbours have broken our windows in order to hear me better. They've even invited the police to come and listen.

      God bless.

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  5. Victor, I grew up hearing this song in church all the time. Brought back wonderful memories. God Bless you.

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    1. Many thanx Michael. It's a wonderful hymn. As you can see in the comments above, I have posted a number of Fr Francis songs on You Tube.

      God bless you and yours.

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  6. Hi Victor! What a lovely interpretation of this song. I am a big fan of the St. Louis Jesuits, including Dan Schutte, who wrote this song.
    I'm so impressed by this priest's charitable work, really using his gifts for others. He seems like such a gentle person. I'm sure you enjoy your relationship with him a lot!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. It's so sad Ceil that he has moved back to Pantasaph in North Wales and he's so far from where I live. It's a lovely monastry with a hill at the back. You can follow the 14 Stations of the Cross climbing the hill with the scene of the Crucifiction right at the top of the hill.

      God bless you, Ceil.

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