#FriarFriday – The Year of Three Chapters

#FriarFriday – The Year of Three Chapters

In his Rule of Life, approved by the pope in 1223, St. Francis of Assisi instructs those who are “ministers and custodians” of the friars “to assemble in whatever place the general minister may have designated. Let them do this once in every three years, or at other...
#FriarFriday – Franciscan Witness

#FriarFriday – Franciscan Witness

Have you ever been visited by representatives of a particular religion or Church, going door to door to evangelize? While most of us probably have answered the doorbell to such evangelizers, I suspect the reverse is not true. Rarely do Catholics engage in such...
#FriarFriday – A Franciscan Holy Week

#FriarFriday – A Franciscan Holy Week

During Holy Week, whenever I walked through the sacristy at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC, I found myself surrounded by liturgical chaos! Our sacristy is actually more like a hallway with closets, and during those days it was crammed with...
#FriarFriday — Living in the Light

#FriarFriday — Living in the Light

Do you like those movies where a man comes to after an accident and finds that his identity has been either stolen or wiped out? The plot involves the struggle to prove who he is. That’s worked out on the micro level each time we board an aircraft these days. We...
#FriarFriday — A Season for Opening Doors

#FriarFriday — A Season for Opening Doors

Lent is just a few days away. As usual, I am thinking about something to “do” for Lent. There’s always a temptation in this thinking process, since it implies that I am in control. But real conversion—what Lent is all about—means letting go of my ego, my need to be in...

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