August 1, 2020
Search

David Seitz

DAVID SEITZ, OFS, professed into the Secular Franciscan Order on the feast of St. Dominic, August 8, 2002. He has served the order at all levels as a local fraternity minister and director of formation, Divine Mercy regional minister and as a member of the national JPIC commission where he represents the Secular Franciscans on the board of directors, Franciscan Action Network.

He has led several OFS fraternities through pre-profession retreats focused on the “Nature of Profession” and Franciscan Spirituality. He has published several reflections relating the Rule of Life and the Gospel message to themes of social justice.

He has developed and presented a variety of talks on the Catholic faith. David has been featured in the Michigan Catholic News, Catholic Journal U.S. appeared as a guest on CTND’s (Catholic Television Network of Detroit) Dialogue with Cardinal Maida and has been a guest speaker for a variety of organizations and retreats including the Legion of Mary, Genesis Young Adult Program, Bukas-Loob-Sa-Diyos Covenant Community, St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, and several parish presentations. He has been a keynote speaker at several diocesan wide conferences in Gaylord, and for the statewide convention of the Council of Catholic Women. He has developed and taught scripture courses for St. Francis Parish’s, Ann Arbor, School of Discipleship.

David has studied in the M.A. theology program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary with a concentration on Sacred Scripture.

Do You Hear God Whispering?

The readings from 1 Kings are one of my favorites because it takes me back to my senior year in high school.  I went on a retreat and had what I would call my first real experience of the presence of God. I was sitting out in the woods that...

An 1846 Consecration

I found this prayer in an old prayer book entitled “Manual of Prayers” published by the Pontifical North American College. I thought it would be appropriate given that we have just celebrated the birthday of our country. “Most Holy...

Can You Love Jesus Above All Else?

The readings for the 13th Sunday this year are especially challenging. The Gospel beginning in Matthew Chapter 10:37 is, I believe, one of the most difficult teachings of Jesus.   Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. And...

Called to Be Jonah: A Mission of Mercy

The Lord has put it on my heart to launch an army of Jonahs. Satan, the great divider, is creating discord in our communities, our churches, our government institutions and our families. Taking after the prophet Jonah, who preached a...

If You Love Me

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (Jn 14:15)   Jesus has drawn a line in the sand. You will show your love for Him by keeping his commandments. Since Jesus is both fully human and fully divine, that means that to show our love...

Thoughts on Penance

Penance is witnessing the incivility and hatred in our “civil” society. The language of intolerance on both sides of the political spectrum towards the other. Penance is witnessing the death of civil discourse and the exchange of ideas and...

COVID-19: God’s Invitation

As we all watch our normal world massively slow down it dawned on me. This is happening during Lent. Coincidence? I think not. God is calling us all to slow down and reflect. The cancellations of meetings, sporting events, public gatherings...

What Can Bed, Bath, and Beyond Teach Us About Lent?

In the February 19 edition of the Wall Street Journal is an article entitled “Bed Bath Boss Seeks to Cut The Clutter.” I found that an interesting title, since Lent is about reducing some of the clutter in our physical and spiritual life. CEO, Mark...