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Frank Friar Fridays

Frank Friar Fridays

By Fr Patrick Baikauskas OP
Weekly reflections from a Dominican friar.
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Episode 43 - Part 3 of our interview with author Gary Schmidt

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Episode 44
We begin a three-part series with Dr. Walt Larimore, physician and author of more than 40 books, including the best seller Fit Over 50.  Dr. Walt has appeared on many 360 with Anderson Cooper, Good Morning America, and many other news broadcasts based on his medical expertise and engaging conversation.  
23:18
July 23, 2021
Episode 43 - Part 3 of our interview with author Gary Schmidt
The conclusion to our interview with award-winning novelist and teacher Gary Schmidt.
34:05
July 16, 2021
Episode 42 - Part II of my conversation with award winning author Gary Schmidt
Listen to author Gary Schmidt provide some fascinating insights to his writing, inspiration and motivation.
23:12
July 9, 2021
Episode 41 - Part one of interview with Gary Schmidt
Award-winning author - (National Book Award finalist and Newberry prize winner) - former Yankees (now Mets fan) - teacher - medievalist - UofI grad - what more can I say?  A great storyteller.  Listen to the first of our three-part interview with this fascinating man.
22:28
July 2, 2021
Episode 40
Listen to part two of our conversation with author, composer, singer, spiritual director, Steve Givens, as he discusses his personal experience with chemotherapy and a usually fatal disease.  
23:43
June 25, 2021
Episode 39
I talk with Steve Givens who has written widely on spiritual direction and his own battle with a rare disease.  
23:01
June 18, 2021
Episode 38
Stories of best friends.  
23:01
June 11, 2021
Episode 37
"We are what we eat." - St. Augustine.  Oh my goodness!!  Do I look like gelato and no one has mentioned it??
17:28
June 4, 2021
Episode 36
An interview from Houston where Dominican friar Br. Greg Dunn will profess his solemn vows on May 28.  Hear how this young man, who once aspired to be a shortstop in the major leagues, journeyed to become a vowed religious.  
26:52
May 28, 2021
Episode 35
Part two of our conversation with seminarian Mark Hellinger
22:14
May 21, 2021
Episode 34
We begin a break from our format and have an interview with seminarian Mark Hellinger
25:39
May 14, 2021
Episode 33
More memorable moments from my time at St. Tom's and Purdue.
23:11
May 7, 2021
Episode 32
Some of my most memorable moments at St. Tom's - Part I
21:43
April 30, 2021
Episode 31
How we began St. Tom's mission trips to Titanyen, Haiti.
22:03
April 23, 2021
Episode 30
Mission trips and pilgrimages - unique encounters with our faith.  
20:55
April 16, 2021
Episode 29
How do we keep our young people engaged?  The St. Tom's way!!!
21:34
April 9, 2021
Episode 28
My first years at St. Tom's and a little of the inspiration.
21:03
April 2, 2021
Episode 27
I begin my time at St Tom's with my ordination and then my installation as the pastor.  What a whirlwind experience!  And a blessed one!!
22:04
March 26, 2021
Episode 26
The episode that was difficult to get to:  after a lifetime of waiting to answer God's call, my ordination, but not without some bumps in getting there.
21:03
March 19, 2021
Episode 25
I have my first experience of ministry at St. Tom's and Purdue (Boiler Up!) and finish up my time and studies in St. Louis.  
20:20
March 12, 2021
Episode 24
I begin my studies in Saint Louis and as an outcome of the Boston scandals, we are visited by representatives from the Vatican.
21:29
March 5, 2021
Episode 23
My life as a Dominican friar begins in earnest - my first year as a novice in Denver.
20:51
February 26, 2021
Episode 22
Chicago - an end to one journey and the beginning of a new one.  
21:28
February 19, 2021
Episode 21
My time in Springfield Illinois posed some unique challenges and new opportunities.
22:59
February 12, 2021
Episode 20
The beginning of a new journey. 
21:07
February 5, 2021
Homily for the Feast of the Presentation
Homily
08:24
February 2, 2021
Episode 19
"I'm going to Charleston where there's still some grace and charm."  -Rhett Butler
20:41
January 29, 2021
Episode 18
My years working for Big Jim Thompson - and the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan - and my last days in DC - at least for a little while.
21:57
January 22, 2021
Episode 18
My days working for Big Jim Thompson - the second Reagan inauguration - and my last years in DC - at least for a little while.
21:57
January 22, 2021
Episode 17
Further reflections on the events in the U.S. Capitol and I begin my time with working for the State of Illinois in Washington and Governor Jim Thompson.
20:20
January 15, 2021
Episode 16
Reflections on this week and my experiences of working in the Capitol and on the Hill.
21:18
January 8, 2021
Episode 15
So where were you on January 1, 2000?  It was a big night for me!!
20:54
January 1, 2021
Episode 14
The voice of Christmas past and present.  
21:09
December 25, 2020
Episode 13
So now you get to hear what the rest of my first trip to Italy was like.
22:32
December 18, 2020
Episode 12
Patrick goes to Italy for the first time.  Mamma mia!!
21:02
December 11, 2020
Homily from the Feastnof the Immaculate Conception
I gave this homily on December 8, 2020 at the WashU Medical School. It touches on some current issues.
07:40
December 10, 2020
Episode 11
Hear about my first full years in Washington DC.  
19:54
December 4, 2020
Episode 10
My first full year in Washington DC - a year of many changes - great highs and lows.  
22:30
November 27, 2020
Episode 9
When Fr. Patrick makes his podcast singing debut.
21:09
November 20, 2020
Episode 8
Some thoughts about the election which provides a nice segue to the beginning of my career in Washington DC.  
22:14
November 12, 2020
Episode 7
College comes to an end - and I begin the journey in the "real world"
22:10
November 6, 2020
Episode 6
So we continue with my college experiences and a variety of firsts for me.  
21:34
October 30, 2020
Episode 5
Another weekly reflection from Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP.
21:50
October 23, 2020
Episode 4
I talk about the end of my high school life and move on to college.  
20:53
October 16, 2020
Episode 3
The Frank Friar has his first experience of being called to the priesthood in junior high school.
22:04
October 9, 2020
Episode 2
Further reflections of Fr. Patrick on his early life.
20:25
October 2, 2020
My First Podcast! | Sept 25, 2020
As I begin my podcast journey, I decided to speak about something in which I have some expertise - me.  I will spend the first few podcasts giving you a brief biography so that the future reflections will have some context.  How exactly did I get to the place where I am now - a Dominican friar?  
20:33
September 23, 2020