The most recognizable ministry of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word is our work on EWTN. We are passionate about communicating the faith through media. Over the years our Friars have appeared as hosts for several shows.  

 

The first show hosted by a Friar was Br. Leo Mary’s show “Hey Brother Leo.” His show began in 1997 and ran through 2004. It was included as a part of EWTN’s Faith Factory. The Faith Factory continues today and provides a variety of programming that helps to explain many aspects of the faith in a way that children can easily understand and will enjoy.  

 

Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, our EWTN Chaplain, Chapel Dean, and Postulant Director, currently hosts “The Church Universal.”  The purpose of this series is to help promote and share the good works of various Catholic lay ministries that are committed to the New Evangelization. Now in the sixth season, “The Church Universal” has featured a different apostolate in each episode. The show airs Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Visit the website to find out more about the past guests and their ministries.

 

At the conclusion of each episode of “At Home With Jim and Joy” you will gain insight and wisdom from one of our Friars. The show is hosted by Jim and Joy Pinto and discusses marriage and family issues. One of our Friars gives a brief reflection on every topic discussed. “At Home With Jim and Joy” airs on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

An EWTN classic, “Life on the Rock,” which featured Fr. Mark Mary as he discussed the joys and struggles of being a young Christian in today’s world with various guests, no longer airs weekly on EWTN, but can still be viewed on our YouTube channel.

 

Of course, you can always watch and listen to many of our Friars during the daily Mass that is broadcast on EWTN. Our “famous” Friars are living out our mission to evangelize the world through the use of media. Join us in praying for their ministry and for all those who tune in to watch their inspiring shows!

4 thoughts on “Do You Recognize These “Famous” Friars?

    1. I call him the Head Altar Boy, respectfully, of course! I don’t think he is a Franciscan, since there is on hood attached, Also, I think one of the friars referred to him as Tom one day. I love everyone associated with the Mass, even in the congregation: the Mother of the “Twins” who may not really be twins. The young man who usually sits in the first row on the Gospel side. The Lady in White who seems to be wearing a chasuble, as a Third Order Member. The young couple who bring up their infant to be Blessed as they receive Our Lord. The Lady from the second row Gospel side who always when she receives! The catechumens who fold their arms but come up for a blessing. I know this sounds as is I don’t pay attention during Mass, Well, I really do on Sundays! But sometimes I do get distracted! Sorry! I apologize to GOD all the time!

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