Mercy: The Heart of Faith, the Reason for Hope

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Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
Saint Bonaventure Monastery
(5 customer reviews)
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What role does mercy play in your daily life? How can stories like the Parable of the Prodigal Son and Les Misérables help you practice forgiveness? Explore one of God’s Mercy is one of God’s greatest gifts to us with a celebrated spiritual leader.

In 12 extraordinary lectures, this course invites you to experience the life-giving spirituality of mercy. You will join Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap.—one of our warmest and most charismatic presenters, as well as a celebrated spiritual leader and winner of our Teaching Excellence Award.

A powerful beatitude, mercy runs through Scripture, Church teaching, and modern culture. Fr. Crosby, a friend of Saint Solanus Casey, helps you recognize the importance of mercy today in everything from modern poetry to Pope Francis’s pontificate. You will look closely at Dives in Misericordia (“Rich in Mercy”), the encyclical on Divine mercy—a concept central to all three Abrahamic religions.

Examples of mercy abound in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. You will examine both in depth: from Psalm 89 to the Sermon on the Mount. Throughout, you will love listening to Fr.

What role does mercy play in your daily life? How can stories like the Parable of the Prodigal Son and Les Misérables help you practice forgiveness? Explore one of God’s Mercy is one of God’s greatest gifts to us with a celebrated spiritual leader.

In 12 extraordinary lectures, this course invites you to experience the life-giving spirituality of mercy. You will join Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap.—one of our warmest and most charismatic presenters, as well as a celebrated spiritual leader and winner of our Teaching Excellence Award.

A powerful beatitude, mercy runs through Scripture, Church teaching, and modern culture. Fr. Crosby, a friend of Saint Solanus Casey, helps you recognize the importance of mercy today in everything from modern poetry to Pope Francis’s pontificate. You will look closely at Dives in Misericordia (“Rich in Mercy”), the encyclical on Divine mercy—a concept central to all three Abrahamic religions.

Examples of mercy abound in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. You will examine both in depth: from Psalm 89 to the Sermon on the Mount. Throughout, you will love listening to Fr. Crosby’s delivery. His moving readings of poets like Gerard Manley Hopkins and teachings on scripture resonate all the more powerfully when spoken in his full-toned voice.

The spirituality of mercy is one of transformation and renewal. Experience this life-giving power today.

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Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap., is a member of the vibrant Capuchin Franciscan community at Saint Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, he served for fifteen years as the Director of the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon, Wisconsin. After his ordination in 1964, he did post-graduate work at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and earned a licentiate in theology as well as a Masters in Theology. Fr. Crosby spent three more years of post-graduate work at the Institute of Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he earned another Masters in Religion and Personality. For ten years, he taught theology and spirituality in Indiana and Wisconsin and spent eighteen years ministering to the poor in inner-city Milwaukee as well as at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Wherever he has ministered, Fr. Crosby has worked to integrate scripture as well as the Franciscan vision into his life and preaching. He has been a spiritual director and acclaimed retreat master throughout the country.
Praise for Dan Crosby
“Fr. Dan Crosby speaks with authority and unmasked passion, urging us to become the Eucharist we celebrate. . . .  The Gospel comes to life with a compelling challenge to make a difference.”— Audrey Kast, Ph.D.
“As an expert in Franciscan spirituality, Fr. Dan Crosby masterfully guides people to discover the Mystery of God’s gentleness and tender love in ordinary life events. His extensive knowledge of Blessed Solanus Casey puts him at the forefront of scholarship regarding his holiness. It is truly a delight to listen to Fr. Dan Crosby pop open rich kernels of spiritual truths.” – Sally McCuen, spiritual director at the Solanus Casey Center
“I ministered with Fr. Crosby for nine years at our Capuchin retreat center in Wisconsin. I was privileged to observe first-hand his preaching style. His content is deeply biblical, and he has a gift of connecting the Scriptures with the lives of ordinary people. He is easy to listen to and is able to put theological-spiritual truths into everyday language.” – Fr. Martin Pable, OFM Cap.
“Fr. Dan compels the viewer/listener to internalize the most powerful concepts, challenges and invitations of our treasure of faith. In so doing, his talks evangelize our spirits to become closer to Jesus and the Gospel challenges.” – Charles Erdeljac, Ph.D.
“Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM, Cap., is a dynamic international speaker and retreat master who is famous for offering a refreshingly personal and uniquely honest perspective that resonates with his listeners. Without exception, I leave his talks with a memorable word, phrase or concept that leads to deeper truths that have transformed my life.” – Lee Ann Niebuhr – Order of Secular Franciscans
“Fr. Dan Crosby is a Capuchin friar who knew Fr. Solanus Casey well from living with him in Detroit. He is a leading expert on the life and sanctity of our newest Blessed Franciscan. This series will enlighten you greatly on the spiritual legacy of a saintly friar who was an admirable example of Franciscan compassion and hospitality!”– Fr. Steven J. McMichael, OFM Conv., Associate Professor of Theology, University of Saint Thomas

  • Where Has Mercy Gone?
  • What Kind of World Is Created without Mercy?
  • Mercy Finds Its Way through the Cracks
  • What Kind of World Is Created with Mercy?
  • O God, Be Merciful to Me, a Sinner: Mercy’s Only Demand
  • God’s Mercy: The Message of Scripture and the Prodigal Son
  • The Hebrew Guts of Mercy: Hesed and Rahamim
  • Christ: The Message and Cost of Mercy
  • Conversion: The Challenge of Mercy
  • Living Mercy: Are We Willing to Pay the Price?
  • Mary: The Mother of Mercy
  • Eucharist: Food for Our Journey of Mercy

5 reviews for Mercy: The Heart of Faith, the Reason for Hope

  1. Br. Kieran

    It is a series of which I would use the term ‘transformative’.

    In the forthcoming year of mercy the series of Fr. Dan on Mercy, the Heart of Faith, the Reason for Hope is a series I shall use with an ecumenical group during the Lenten season. It is a series of which I would use the term ‘transformative’. It has the potential to change our hearts and that of the church and world.

  2. Sheila

    Meaningful and applicable

    Message so timely so meaningful and so applicable to daily living. Group watched it together leading to spontaneous discussions among themselves. Study guides were good for personal meditations.

  3. Sr. Norma Z., PA

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    One of our favorite presenters is Dan Crosby, OFM Cap. The content of the program as well as the manner of his delivery encourages us to want to complete the program or others given by him. We use your programs as a means of Ongoing Formation at our Motherhouse as well as retreat opportunities.

  4. stpetric

    Distracting delivery

    DISCLAIMER: These CD talks have been playing at meals at the monastery where I am currently on retreat, so I’ve only heard a few of the sessions.

    This man’s delivery style drives me to distraction. His instructions sound like they’re coming from a cross between a late-night televangelist and Mr. Rogers, which I find off-putting. Other reviewers here seem to like him, so take what I say with a grain of salt…but I couldn’t stand to listen to five CD’s worth of him.

  5. Jacqueline C. , CA

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I most appreciate teachers whose love of God shines clearly through. Fr. Crosby and Prof. Dempsey both have this quality. I want more than head knowledge, though I need that as well.

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