Sometimes, relationships don’t come naturally. They take intentionality.
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
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
Meals are sometimes the most important part of fraternal life… which is why I love to make them myself
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
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
While all migrants are created equal, their situations and legal status vary greatly.
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
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
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
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
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