Finding the Time to Share Our Lives

Sometimes, relationships don’t come naturally. They take intentionality.

A Friar Life: Br. Angel

This is the fourth episode of an ongoing series. For the previous episode, click here. When most people think of the essentials of living a Franciscan life there are a few things that come to everyone’s mind: humility, simplicity,… Read More

A Friar Life: Br. Fred

This is the first episode of an ongoing series. For the next episode, click here. Everyone has that one friend who always has an interesting story. No matter what you’re talking about or who you’re with, that friend… Read More

Handmade Fraternity

Meals are sometimes the most important part of fraternal life… which is why I love to make them myself

I’m On Deck

Five years ago Saturday, as a newly received postulant, I attended the solemn vow ceremony of two of our brothers. Having just entered a few days earlier and being at the very beginning of my six-year journey of formation,… Read More

In This Together

As you might have noticed from my first post a month back, Christian and I are living in pretty tight quarters during our time here in Mexico. Not only are there six men in one room sharing a… Read More

A Home For All

While all migrants are created equal, their situations and legal status vary greatly.

Been There, Done That

One of the things that has surprised me thus far—though it shouldn’t have—was the amount of people I’ve met here at La Setenta Dos that have already been to the United States. It’s difficult to say how many,… Read More

The Pursuit of Perfection

One year ago today I posted my first Breaking In The Habit YouTube video. Looking back, it was dreadful: the camera work was shaky, the edits were rough, the music was clichéd, none of the images were properly… Read More

Homes Away From Home

The final two stops of our trip were places that already had a place in my heart: Greenville, the place where my vocation was born in college, and Triangle, the place where I lived and ministered last summer…. Read More

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump

With the journey moving quicker than I expected and spending more time with the friars and less time on the road than last year’s trip, I decided not to post everyday like last year. As much as I… Read More

The Surprise of the South?

Greenville and Triangle be advised: if you’re hoping to woo the friars on our road trip, you’ve got some stiff competition: Macon, GA was impressive. Known only as “the place where we got a flat tire driving home from… Read More