Why Poverty?

Before we enter into a potentially lengthy and superfluous discussion about how one should live a life of poverty, it would seem appropriate to make clear¬†why one would even want to be poor in the first place. ¬†Given… Read More

Why I Wear My Habit: Everything I Forgot To Say

Despite my last post being the longest entry so far, I realized after speaking with a number of people, embarrassingly enough, that I forgot a few key points that I wanted to make. I mentioned quite briefly that… Read More

The “Root” of Our Charism

After a few long days of packing, traveling, and unpacking, all seventeen postulants and both directors have settled into their new home here at Saint Bonaventure University. Starting Monday, we’ll be in full campus swing, taking classes, attending… 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