Yesterday’s hike with friends Richard Derrenbacher and fellow friar Hugh McSherry. Seven miles, beautiful scenery, and great conversation…and none the worse for wear.
There are many ideas that people hold about what it means to be Franciscan. I was once asked, “Where do you friars keep the animals?” I was living in the Soundview area of the Bronx at the time. The person assumed that our way of life would always be surrounded by furry friends. Later, another person wondered why we were not living out our vow of poverty by spending our day begging for alms? Continue reading