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

Top Ten Questions

I get asked a lot of questions. Here is my response to the top ten!

There Are Things I Can’t Show You

I present a lot about our life as friars, but it is not an open book. Some things just can’t be shared. And that’s a shame, because they’re the best parts.

The Future of Religious Life

Many see religious life as a dying institution. I see it as an institution in transformation.

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

Finding the Time to Share Our Lives

Sometimes, relationships don’t come naturally. They take intentionality.

Not Done Breaking It In

Six years ago I started the process. This Saturday, I keep it going.

A Friar Life: Fr. Joe

This is the sixth and final episode of an ongoing series. For the previous¬†episode, click here. “Never go to the restroom in the middle of a board meeting.” These words of wisdom, learned the hard way, are the… Read More

A Friar Life: Fr. Dan

This is the fifth episode of an ongoing series. For the previous¬†episode, click here. In any organization, team, or family, there’s always that one person who does such a fantastic job at what they do and gains such… Read More

A Friar Life: Br. Angel

This is the fourth episode of an ongoing series. For the previous¬†episode, click here. When most people think of the essentials of living a Franciscan life there are a few things that come to everyone’s mind: humility, simplicity,… Read More

A Friar Life: Br. Fred

This is the first episode of an ongoing series. For the next episode, click here. Everyone has that one friend who always has an interesting story. No matter what you’re talking about or who you’re with, that friend… Read More

On My Own?

A reunion with friends reminded me how much I’m giving up to be a friar, and why I’m called to something different.