SC 26 Archbishop Chaput-St. Francis as model

St. Francis as an animal and tree lover? Think again. Today we are honored to welcome to the SaintCast the Archbishop of Denver, Colorado, Charles J. Chaput, who is also a Capuchin Franciscan. Archbishop Chaput points to Francis as a dynamic, charismatic leader and Church reformer of his time, who is a model for Church reform in all ages. He led by his humble example of following the Gospel “without gloss.” He points to his Last Testament as particularly poignant written sentiments of Francis, read on the SaintCast today by Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular. Franciscan music and more on today’s special SaintCast in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. Feedback is welcome at 312.235.2278 or at

Songs from this episode . . .

All Creature of Our God and King,” by Johnny Proctor, at
Classical music, Palestrina’s “Stabat Mater,” from the album Ave Maria of the University of Notre Dame Liturgical Choir

Other links. . .

Catholic Under the Hood Podcast by Fr. Seraphim Beshoner
Archdiocese of Denver Website

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