Posts written by: Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR

Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR

Fr. Luke grew up in small town Indiana. Upon graduating from Franciscan University in 1996, he joined the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in the Bronx. The friars live a radical life concentrated on prayer, fraternity, hands on work with the poor and the new evangelization. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2003. He has served as vocation director, postulant director, and presently as director of priestly studies. Fr. Luke gives retreats, is a community council member and hosts a Youtube series called "The Faith Side."


The Rosary is a Manly Prayer

By Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR

If you grew up Catholic, you probably have some funny memories from your childhood. Did you think that God’s name was Harold? Our Father who art in heaven, Harold be thy name. When I turned seven I was baptized, celebrated first penance and received my first holy communion. At that age I was just excited to have a party and… Read more
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Why The Blessed Virgin Mary Matters to Men

By Fr. Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR

Fr. Columba and I were giving a talk on vocations at a Catholic high school in the Midwest. The room was filled with an inquisitive group of teenagers who were obviously interested in hearing about our Bronx Franciscan way of life. Several of the young men had that familiar “maybe-this-is-for-me” look in their eyes. After our presentation, we opened up… Read more