Fr. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv. is a friar of our province who serves the Order as an Assistant General for the CFF: Conventual Franciscan Federation. The CFF includes Franciscan Friars Conventual of Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, the USA, Denmark, Jamaica, and Salvador. (Friars of our province also live and serve in Japan, Italy, Costa Rica and Brazil.)
Friar Jude is an accomplished speaker, author, mission preacher and spiritual director. Prior to working as the Assistant General, he spent much of his time presenting talks on faith and on Franciscan charism, through our Evangelization and Development Ministry; the Companions of St. Anthony. He still has a very active web ministry and blog and much of his literary and video and audio work can be obtained through our online Friar Shop, as well as the varied gift shops, located at many of our ministries, throughout the province.
As we enter the Lenten Season, let us take a few moments to listen to one of his talks on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It has been broken down into five segments for easier viewing.
PRAYER BEFORE THE CRUCIFIX
Enlighten the darkness of my heart
And give me
& Perfect Charity,
Sense and Knowledge,
That I may carry out
Your Holy and True Command.