I am looking forward to the blossoming of a new time, a springtime that promotes and reverences the connections between cultures, faith, and different experiences of being human.
We asked our friars to answer the question, “What is one thing I’d like to do when the pandemic fades?” Here are their responses.
We believe that each one of us has been called by name by God. That we in our individuality are held to be precious by God.
“How bad could it be?” the classmates wondered as they prepared to receive their religious names. Pretty bad, actually, since names like Polycarp, Symphorian and Apollinar had been given to other friars.
I am certain that God will generously bless these Zoom decisions as the best we can do in these pandemic days.
Fr. Jack Wintz, OFM (1936-2021) is remembered by friend and colleague Fr. Murray Bodo, OFM.