The Novitiate

On Friday, August 15th, the holy Feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother, my postulant brothers and I were received as novices into the Order of Friars Minor. While the past year of postulancy has been a journey of discernment and of observing a life of following Christ in the example of our holy … More The Novitiate

Sisters in Fraternity

One of the greatest blessings for me this past year have been the relationships I have formed with my fellow Sisters in religious life, especially the Poor Clares and the Franciscan Sisters. Throughout my Postulancy, I have journeyed with some of these amazing women along our path of following Christ in the example of Saints … More Sisters in Fraternity

Saint Edith Stein

This past Thursday, my Postulant brothers and I visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This was my first visit and I was greatly moved by the exhibition. It was all at once frightening, heartbreaking, depressing, and infuriating. Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Edith Stein, or St. Teresa Benedicta of the … More Saint Edith Stein