There Were Some Nice Things Too

After talking with a few people over the past few days, I realized that I may have been a little too harsh on New Orleans given my limited experience. I still won’t say that I had a good… Read More

Getting Through Texas

Well I was right about one thing: west Texas was the worst part of our trip thus far. We definitely traded the enchantment of New Mexico for the ordinariness of Texas. For the first three hours, all we… Read More

The Beauty of New Mexico

I know I said in my last post that I wasn’t going to have time to make another video today, but what I really meant was, “I don’t think there will be anything worthwhile to film.” We were… Read More

Safe Arrival in Phoenix

Hey everyone! We made it safely to Phoenix last night where we had a relaxing and enjoyable time with the friars in prayer and celebration. We have a lot more footage than I can share (or have time… Read More

The City of Angels

Day three was the highlight of our trip so far. Besides the fact that it was my birthday, we got a chance to have mass at the Los Angeles Cathedral with the Cardinal, had lunch in Santa Monica,… Read More

Tour of Mission San Luis Rey

How old is your church? Yesterday, I was given a tour of a church founded in 1798! One of the original missions of the Franciscans in the southwest, Mission San Luis Rey is the largest adobe church in… Read More

Road Trip!

Follow the journey of two friars across the country

When I Grow Up I Want To Be…

It may surprise some to know that I have almost no idea what I will do with my life. Isn’t being a friar a life-long commitment? What’s there to know? While this may be true, being a friar isn’t a job, it’s a… Read More

Perception and Reality

Perception and reality are two things that do not always match up. Sometimes, what we see is not exactly what is actually there but rather the projection of our own experience: when we encounter something that is unfamiliar to… Read More

The Medium is the Message

As Christians, I’d say that our “message” is pretty good: the eternal and all loving God, wanting to be one with all that God created, became human, experienced all that we experience, died and rose again forgiving all… Read More