This time of year, we can all look back and see what God has done. We are grateful. What is on your “bucket list”? What stops you from taking the next risk on the adventure of life?
I appreciate the many friars who have accompanied the new brothers over the 175 years of St. John the Baptist Province. It has led us into the adventure of our lives: a life of prayer, ministry with those in need, and a fraternity of brothers pledged to living the Gospel of Jesus in new ways in our world today.
I believe that our Revitalization begins by touching the Risen Christ in our midst. He probably looks so ordinary – like a Stranger, a Gardener, a Cook. And yet, when He speaks, our hearts are on fire.
As Lent approaches, Fr. Mark Soehner is reflecting on personal priorities. While U.S. friars look to form a national province, “In my own life, I am asking the question, ‘What needs restructuring?’” He suggests we develop goals that lead to renewal in this “spiritual springtime.”
Provincial Minister Mark Soehner recaps the 2018 Franciscan year.