Called to Radical Love: A Franciscan Journey

My journey towards joining the Secular Franciscan Order started out with a bang courtesy of the Holy Spirit (a story for another day). From that point onward I knew deep in my heart that I was meant to be spending time with a local Secular Franciscan fraternity, and that I very likely had a vocationContinue reading “Called to Radical Love: A Franciscan Journey”

A Very Special Feast Day: How Sts. Philomena and Clare Joined Forces

My childhood church featured beautiful, full-length stained glass windows. My family typically sat in the same area each week, and I grew to know the windows within view. The saints depicted in them became old friends I looked forward to seeing each week. One window was a particular source of fascination for me, and itContinue reading “A Very Special Feast Day: How Sts. Philomena and Clare Joined Forces”