Bury My Heart at St. Anthon-knee

On the road by 6:30 Saturday morning, Lalo and I were off to our final destination: Greenville, SC. Long-time readers will know that Greenville is where I went to college (Furman University) and is also where I first… Read More

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

Opportunity in New Orleans

Of all that we’ve seen so far on our travels, our trip yesterday stands out as the most unlike the rest. The scenery, friary, and city all presented an enormous contrast to the previous four places. Sadly, I… 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

Let The Journey Begin

And we’re off! At exactly 10:20 this morning, after five months of planning and three days exploring southern California, Edgardo and I finally left on our cross-country road trip. In just six days, we will have traveled more… 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

Staying Classy in San Diego

Greetings from San Diego! It was a long journey yesterday, but I am safe and sound at Old Mission San Luis Rey with Edgardo Jara, ofm. My trip started at 7:30am yesterday with a drive to the train… Read More

Road Trip!

Follow the journey of two friars across the country