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The Joy of Love

May  2016 Legionnaire Article

 by Fr. Bob Humacher

Pope Francis issued a new Apostolic Exhortation in April: Amoris Laetitia.  The title comes from the very first sentence like most papal documents:  The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church. He goes on to express most heartfelt thoughts for 260 pages.  As marvelous as this document is from the heart of our Pope, one that all Catholics and believers need to read, I want to share my thoughts about the title alone.

I’ve encountered some Christians over the years who are the most dour human beings on the face of Mother Earth. And I don’t mean people who are suffering or enduring a rough period in life.  I mean people who say they  believe in Jesus but never smile or have a kind word to say about anyone or anything.  About ten years ago this dawned on me: how can one know Christ and not be joyful?

Read more oThe Joy of Love

A Journey of Faith, Art, Music, History and Enchantment

With Spiritual Leader and Host, Fr. Bob Hutmacher

October 24-30, 2016

Santa Fe .. Albuqurque
Chimayo .. Taos Pueblo
San Francisco de Assis Mission
Abiqui, Ghost Ranch
San Miguel Church
Georgia O’Keefe Museum. . .  And More
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The Nature Suite

New music by Robert M. Hutmacher, ofm

with Orchestra da Camera di Perugia


The Nature Suite’s sixteen movements are uplifting, joyful, tender and rooted in the realities of natural beauty all around us.  My years as a Franciscan have given me a deep sensitivity to human nature and to the splendors of life in its fullness.  I am grateful that I am a musician and have such a splendid manner to express the richness of life as I perceive it.

This collection has been a joy to produce with my friends, Orchestra da Camera di Perugia.   Each movement captures one place or element or creature in a particular style.  My background as a child of the Midwest U.S is apparent in the sounds captured in The Nature Suite. I believe this collection came from personal creativity and divine inspiration.  Without words the listener can experience what I have in the marvels of creation


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The Franciscan Legionnaire Articles by Fr. Bob

New, New, New (January 2016) By Fr. Robert Hutmacher, O.F.M.

A Composer's Conversion (February 2016) By Fr. Robert Hutmacher, O.F.M.

Acknowledge God Above All Else (March 2016) By Fr. Robert Hutmacher, O.F.M.

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