The freshly painted building is abuzz with energy and expectation as civic and religious leaders join friars, friends and tenants to bless a ground-breaking project based upon a simple, sensible plan: Let’s join forces to help the homeless.
“He was not into buying a lot of stuff,” Fr. Bryant Hausfeld says. When they shared a friary in Alamogordo, N.M., “He would say, ‘I need shoes’. But he would put it off. He really lived a vow of poverty.”