There Are Things I Can’t Show You

I present a lot about our life as friars, but it is not an open book. Some things just can’t be shared. And that’s a shame, because they’re the best parts.

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The Future of Religious Life

Many see religious life as a dying institution. I see it as an institution in transformation.

Another Look At The Vow of Poverty

Longtime blog followers will know that I have written a lot about the vow of poverty. It is very misunderstood, often neglected, and rarely means much in our practical lives as friars. We are told we must live… Read More

New Season!

After a relaxing yet chaotic couple of weeks, I’m back in Chicago and ready for an exciting semester. A lot to share soon (check back Saturday for the latest vlog), but for now, I’m happy to release the… Read More

Questions with my Mom and Dad!

They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, that the best way to begin to understand someone is by meeting their parents and seeing where they come from. Like it or not, we often take… Read More