Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM

Yesterday, July 25, 2017, I found out that my friend and brother, Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM, passed away and returned home to God.  He was 80 years old and lived a life that was totally committed to justice, peace, nonviolence, and solidarity with those whom he felt were excluded and marginalized.  He was an inspirational … More Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM

It is what it is

Why is God so good to me? That question came up in a conversation I had yesterday. As I find myself nearly half way through my summer internship here in Geneva, I am full of joy and gratitude for being given this amazing opportunity to learn about Franciscans International and the work of human rights … More It is what it is

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!

I Was a Stranger and You Did Not Welcome Me

Below is video from James Martin, SJ’s Facebook page in response to Donald Trump’s executive actions which will severely limit immigration into the United States. This action has been the latest in a series of anti-immigrant, xenophobic, and racist remarks from the recently inaugurated 45th President. As James Martin rightly tells us, such unjust laws are … More I Was a Stranger and You Did Not Welcome Me

We Shall Overcome

This morning we will enter into a new age in our nation’s history.  While many of us stand in fear because of the promises and threats made these past few months, let us remember that we are first and foremost a people of faith.  We are called to continue our work for justice, to stand with our … More We Shall Overcome