#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 — Getting Away

#FriarFriday — Getting Away

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. — Albert Einstein   Every Franciscan friar makes an annual retreat. This is a time away from one’s...
#FriarFriday — Cows and Fish

#FriarFriday — Cows and Fish

So there was a neighborhood where everyone was Catholic except one guy, who also loved to grill outside every Friday after work. Well, during Lent his Catholic neighbors had to watch him grill delicious meats on Fridays, even though they themselves had to abstain. The...
#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...
#FriarFriday — Flipping the Switch

#FriarFriday — Flipping the Switch

A section of Washington, D.C., known for its rich mix of restaurants is the area around the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road in the Northwest quadrant of the city. The name of the neighborhood is taken from its two elementary schools. John Quincy Adams...

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