CBB Interview with Daniel P. Horan

PETE: As a Franciscan friar, a number of your books have an obvious Franciscan theme running through them. When you approached this book on Merton, were you always planning on highlighting the influence of Francis of Assisi on Thomas Merton? DANIEL P. HORAN: Yes, it was my intention to do precisely that – to highlight the Franciscan themes that ground and inform so much of Merton’s thought, writing, and personal life. I had the idea to write this book many years ago, but at the time … [Read more...]

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Weekly Giveaway: The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

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This week publisher Image Books sponsors the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought, and Writing by Daniel P. Horan (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST 2/06 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck! a Rafflecopter g … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

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Daniel P. Horan , O.F.M. has recently given us a new insight into Thomas Merton in his new book The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought, and Writing. Thomas Merton to this day is much admired and his numerous books and articles are often read. There have also been a myriad of books written about Merton. This particular book I found most interesting as Daniel did a wonderful job showing how St. Francis of Assisi, perhaps the most popular … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Daniel Horan, OFM

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PETE: The preface of your book The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering outlines how this book came to be. For those who have yet to get it can you describe the process. DANIEL HORAN: Well, back in 2011 the Franciscan friar in charge of organizing the Holy Week services at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on West 31st Street in Manhattan approached me with an invitation to be the annual preacher for the “7 Seven Last Words.” It is a tradition I was familiar with, but I had never a … [Read more...]

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Weekly Giveaway – The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering

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This week, Franciscan Media sponsors the  CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering  by Daniel P. Horan. Click here to read my review of this book. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 4/04 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering

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The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Sufferingis the perfect meditation resource for Lent. Author Daniel P Horan, O.F.M. took the Good Friday talk on The Seven Last Words of Christ he gave in 2011 to his brother Franciscans in Manhattan and turned it into this book. His fresh perspective on this topic leaves us owing him a debt of gratitude for sharing it with us readers. Daniel states in the introduction “so often the good news of the Gospel becomes nothing more than a muted v … [Read more...]

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