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.

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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

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.

Discernment Never Ends

Even if we know where we’re going, there’s still discernment on how to get there