The Saints were GIANT Sinners

I once saw a statue of Mother Teresa without wrinkles. No lie. It was like the Hollywood actress version of the saint, free of any blemishes or imperfections. It was one of the most bizarre things to witness,… Read More

The World Needs a Franciscan Renewal

The world is in a tough place. Maybe we should look to an 800 year old movement for answers.

What the World Needs

Maybe the very thing the world needs most is you…

For All The Saints

This weekend, we celebrate the lives of all the saints in the history of the Church. In my humble opinion, the communion of saints is one of the greatest gems our Church has to offer. We are not individuals… Read More

Who is the “Real” St. Francis?

With so many different images of St. Francis of Assisi, it can be difficult to know the difference between the Francis of history and the Francis of our imaginations

Learning to Live Radically

I remember quite clearly how overwhelmed I felt the first summer I ever had a homework assignment. (To this day, it still seems unjust!)  It was before my junior year of high school and the teacher wanted us… Read More

Not So Minor

A man of great conversion, Francis is probably most well-known for dramatically renouncing his earthly wealth and high social status in order to minister to the lepers, those people so sick and disgusting that they needed to live outside the… Read More

Fraternal Embrace

Every three years, the friars throughout the world come together within their respective provinces in what is called a “chapter.” At this meeting, new leadership is elected, reports are made about the previous three years to identify areas of success… Read More

Why Poverty?

Before we enter into a potentially lengthy and superfluous discussion about how one should live a life of poverty, it would seem appropriate to make clear why one would even want to be poor in the first place.  Given… Read More

Why I Wear My Habit: Everything I Forgot To Say

Despite my last post being the longest entry so far, I realized after speaking with a number of people, embarrassingly enough, that I forgot a few key points that I wanted to make. I mentioned quite briefly that… Read More