We need to talk.

I have continued to pray and reflect on the elections these past few days, which have been dark, heavy, and painful for me.  I have also reflected on my last post, which , in my panic, may have been said too prematurely, too hastily, without sitting in my pain and in others’ pain.  Although I believe … More We need to talk.

Pure Love: The Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Today is the feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 – 1897), the great Discalced Carmelite nun, Doctor of the Church, mystic, and prophet of Love.  Along with Saint Francis of Assisi, Thérèse is my favorite saint and the one whom I most desire to emulate. In Story of a Soul, her autobiography written as she was … More Pure Love: The Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

PSA: Let our Brother and Sister Religious Stay!

Dear Friends, This is just to alert you about the impending expiration of legislation that is important to all religious organizations. Since 1990, there has been a U.S. program that allows non-clergy religious workers (non-ordained) to obtain permanent residence (i.e, green cards) to work in their religious occupation in the United States.  The legislation authorizing this program … More PSA: Let our Brother and Sister Religious Stay!

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


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