July 19, 2015

One of the privileges of being a friar is   that, over the years, we hear the stories of people’s lives, the highs and the lows and everything in between. One of the most difficult pastoral issues we face as friars is that of suicide. We will sometimes have a...

A Psalm for Morning

A Psalm for Morning Let my first thoughts be of thanks O Lord, For You have led me safely through the night. Let my next thoughts be of thanks O Lord, For all You will give me throughout this day. Let my speech be salted with thanks O Lord, As I recognize Your abiding...

July 12, 2015

We friars are part of a province called Holy Name Province, based out of New York City, and recently our province issued a statement on the tragic shootings in Charleston, S.C., which I share with you below. Franciscans Urge Country to Renew Struggle for Equality,...

July 5, 2015

A couple of interfaith moments here at St. Francis over the past week: the first was last Friday evening, as a group from St. Francis shared a meal with a Muslim community based out of Cary. The Muslim community is in the midst of the celebration of Ramadan, which...