The Mandalorian: A story of religious life

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4-2._Mandalorian.m4a The Mandalorian is catching the world by storm. It’s got action and adventure, plot twists and betrayal. It’s even got a baby version of Yoda! For Star Wars nerds, there is plenty of nostalgia to go around,… Read More

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

I Didn’t Do Anything

Sometimes, doing nothing is the worst thing of all

You Can Be As Poor As You Want

I have mentioned a number of times that Franciscan poverty, freeing oneself of material possessions in order to identify with the poor Jesus, was a major attraction to me in my discernment; receiving a minor in Poverty Studies… Read More

The Friars Should Not Receive Money?

Every Friday morning after the office the leader of prayer reads a chapter of the Rule of St. Francis (1223)¬†and we take fifteen minutes to meditate on its meaning in our life today. It is a great practice… Read More