Easter Internships

Alleluia! He is risen! I hope and pray that everyone had peace-filled Holy Week and Easter celebrations and that we’re all rejoicing in the newness of life given to us by the resurrected Christ. It can be a… Read More

This Moment Is Sufficient

After more than three weeks of analysis, decompression, and procrastination, I finally have a few thoughts on my hermitage experience. *** I was a Franciscan hermit for nearly 95 hours. With the exception of an hour and a… Read More

Finding Solitude

Back we are in Wilmington, and away we go! Today I found myself enjoying the bright sunny day with a little reading, cleaning, and laundry, taking in the time to relax ¬†before heading out again. No complaints here,… Read More

Keeping Holy the Sabbath

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work,… Read More

We’re Baaaaack….

After nearly 12 days in North Carolina with my family, I find myself back in the familiar (and very cold) confines of Wilmington, Delaware, refreshed and ready for another fives months of whatever the Postulancy has to offer…. Read More

Vocation Vacation

Starting tomorrow, the other four postulants and I will be free to leave for Christmas break, spending the next ten days however we please, wherever it pleases us. Personally, I’ll be on my way to the airport en… Read More

Living In The Moment

(My apologies for the length of this post, but there is a lot to say after an eight-day retreat.) I’m not sure if everyone else is like this, but I have a very active imagination. I find myself… Read More

Shhh!

After almost 12 days in Wilmington, we’re off again on another adventure! This one, however, will be quite unlike the rest. Whereas the others were collaborated efforts with other orders or provinces, this one is strictly the six… Read More

A Day Off… kind of

As I said in Far From Routine, we have a “plan” for each week; whether or not we stick to it is a completely different story. Part of this plan is that Saturdays and Sundays are left as… Read More

New Community at the Castle

Given the history and nature of religious orders in the United States, the majority of the communities spread across the country are either headquartered or have distinct roots in the northeast. Thus, one of the advantages of having… Read More

Far From Routine

The first week of being a Postulant has demanded a great deal of flexibility in schedule: Sunday and Tuesday we started with morning prayer followed by mass away from the friary (though none of these events took place… Read More