The Perennial Question: Priest or Brother?

Having just arrived in Durham and being around a lot of new people, I’ve been going through the usual suspects of questions quite a bit: “How did you know you wanted to be a Franciscan?” “How old are… Read More

A Priest, or Just a Brother?

I was walking through campus the other day when I was stopped by an inquisitive student, who, unbeknownst to him, was about to receive way more in an answer than he ever intended in his question. The question… Read More

A Call to Sacramental Ministry

As I’ve mentioned before, my discernment process has always been separated into two questions: 1) Do I feel called to be a Franciscan (or more appropriate now, what does it mean to be a Franciscan?) and 2) Do… Read More

Yes, But Under My Conditions

As I continue to discern whether God is calling me to be ordained or not, I have come up with an analogy that describes my current disposition: I am like a potential parent that says, “I want to… Read More

Discerning the Priesthood Pt. 2

Whenever I discern a difficult decision, I often think of Moses. When asked by God to go to Egypt, Moses challenges God by saying that they won’t believe him and that he’s not an eloquent speaker. What God… Read More