A Retreat With Saint Bonaventure

This past weekend I left the world for a while. Like hermitage retreats in the past (one during postulancy and two during novitiate) I disconnected from technology, quieted my life, and spent the weekend in prayer and reflection…. Read More

An Itinerant Vacation

Home at last and back to normal. For now! My hiatus from posting last week was less than desired but not without excuse: five midterms in a week and a half kept me very busy and very tired…. Read More

Canonical Visitation

Every three years, dating back to St. Francis himself, the Franciscans gather together in what is called a Chapter. A combination of business and fraternity, a Chapter is a time for the brothers to take a break from… Read More

Franciscan Film Society

I find much of what is considered popular “Christian” movies to be lacking. Besides the obvious theological problems raised by movies portraying Jesus as some sterilized hippy that simply wants everyone to be happy, God as an impersonal… Read More

My [Continued] Struggle With Poverty

With the conclusion of this four part series on poverty, I would like to begin right where I left off becauseĀ I believe that my motivation for writing these posts over the past few weeks is encapsulated in this… Read More