Don’t Become a Priest

This is not click bait. In this video, I legitimately discourage people from becoming priests. Why? Because some people shouldn’t become priests. In the midst of a priest crisis sweeping much of the world, the idea of discouraging people… Read More

Ministry… at a bar?

As friars, we have never been afraid to go where people were. Why start now?

Called to Mission, Together

If you want to be efficient, do it yourself.
If you want to be effective, do it together.

An Experience Like No Other

This summer was like no other

Southern Exposure

On this road trip, it’s less about the road and more about the time spent with brothers

The Potty-Trained Preacher

Sometimes, learning to preach feels a lot like being potty trained again

I Can Do It!

When I was a senior in college, I had the great privilege of acting as our club baseball team’s president. Since there was no active faculty involved with the team, that meant that I was also the coach…. Read More

Coming Up For Air: What Does Time Off Mean as a Friar?

I’ve been here at my summer assignment in Triangle, VA for about a month now, and what a summer it’s been so far! Apparently, when I first met with the parish staff back in early May, I said the… Read More

Elementary School Rock Star

Even though we arrived in D.C. from our road trip only five days ago, it seems like ancient history at this point. What a week it’s been! After a day of rest (and laundry!) I packed up what… Read More

My First 24 Hours

Vacation is over and it’s on to the next thing: summer assignment in Camden, NJ. If the first 24 hours here are any indication of how the summer is going to go, it’s going to be a full summer. I… Read More

Summer Plans

All papers and exams are finished, grades are in, and I’m outa here! It’s been a long and tiresome year (with a lot of fruit to show for it, I will add) and it’s on to the next… Read More

The Patience to Serve

As Francis continues to remind us, we are called to serve, not to be served. One of the ways is listening. A few times a month, the simply professed meet together for a presentation and a discussion about… Read More