Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! ¡Felices Pascuas! Joyeuses Pâques! I have neglected this blog because I have been focusing these past few months on completing my thesis. But now that I am almost complete, I wanted to take some time to share some photos from the Easter celebration at Saint Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. At the heart of my engagement with … More Happy Easter!

Summer in Tenosique

As part of my growing interest in immigration reform, I asked my Director of Formation earlier this year to allow me to spend my summer internship learning Spanish.  An opportunity presented itself when Fray Tomas, a friar from Mexico, visited Holy Name College to give a presentation on the migrant and refugee crisis in Mexico … More Summer in Tenosique

A Mother’s Love, A Migrant’s Love (Amor Migrante)

Since returning to Holy Name College and Silver Spring last August, I have been blessed to encounter so many truly amazing, wonderful people. Few have been as inspiring for me as Rosario Reyes. Rosario is a mother whose life has been irrevocably touched by the issues that affect so many immigrants, migrants, and refugees. For the past … More A Mother’s Love, A Migrant’s Love (Amor Migrante)

#FightforFamilies

Earlier this week, on Monday, April 18th, my Brothers and I joined thousands of social justice advocates, religious leaders, and immigrant men, women, and children in front of the Supreme Court in support of President Obama’s executive actions, DACA and DAPA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Friars, postulants, and lay … More #FightforFamilies

Easter Sunday

Last night, I had the great blessing to attend the Easter Vigil at Saint Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. This multicultural parish, located right next to Holy Name College, is staffed by several of my Franciscan brothers and is the spiritual home of wide array of people from all over the world – from many African countries, … More Easter Sunday

A Social Justice Stations of the Cross

As we approach Holy Week, I’ve put together a Stations of the Cross. Each Station is paired with a contemporary social justice issue, along with quotations, newspaper articles, and reflections on these urgent and heartbreaking matters. We used this during our evening liturgy here at Holy Name College. STATION I: Jesus Is Condemned To Death For our brothers … More A Social Justice Stations of the Cross

Praying with Pope Francis

Last week, on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit and Mass at the U.S./Mexico border in Ciudad Juárez, I helped to organize an evening of prayer and reflection on the issues facing immigrants and refugees today. Below are some photos from the event, as well as a little reflection on this wonderful evening. A version of this article appeared on  … More Praying with Pope Francis