School’s Out!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Advent? No. Christmas? That’s not for a while. No, the most wonderful time I speak of is the close of the school semester. No more papers! No more tests! That’s… Read More

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Before Easter, the Church universally prepares for the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord with heavy fasting, extra prayers, and almsgiving. The thought is, given the solemnity of such a celebration, everyone should be adequately prepared for… Read More

God With Us

As a Franciscan, Christmas is the celebration of the most terrific moment in human history: God became like us to be with us. Being born into poverty, surrounded by animals and filth, and visited by those who were… Read More

Friar Christmas Reflections

If you can believe it, my post Rethinking the “Season of Giving”¬†was not actually the only Christmas reflection on the internet. I know! It was a surprise to me too! Anyway, Holy Name Province has collected excerpts from… Read More

Rethinking the “Season of Giving”

As a “friar in training,” I’m pretty poor. I have enough to cover all my my needs and a few of my wants, but there’s no room for saving or extravagance. This, I have absolutely no complaints about…. Read More