My vacation has come to an end and I am back in Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Maryland. I am so thankful for the time off, to have had the chance to reconnect with my friends and family before continuing with my formation as a Franciscan friar. I spent a large part of my … More Living in Love, a Reflection on Chastity
I had an idea to devote the next few entries on this blog to my reflections on the vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience, which I just professed on August 2nd, exactly a week ago from today. So perhaps it is good timing (and no coincidence) then that I had an experience today which shook … More An Experience on Las Ramblas, a Reflection on Poverty
A few days ago, on August 2nd the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula, my year as a novice at the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate officially ended with the first profession of vows. It was an intense year of prayer, community living, and self-reflection, which, despite some challenges, was thoroughly affirming of my … More Hello, Again!