Br. Tim at NRVC gathering

Here is a picture of me at a recent regional NRVC gathering at the Franciscan Sisters of Sylvania, Ohio. We attended a Podcast taping of Ask a Sister, part of...

Moving forward in formation

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...

Sitting quietly with God

"We often just miss the present moment. Contemplative prayer is opening us up to the grace and good and love that’s happening in the present moment. The past is gone...

The journey to contemplation

When I was in elementary school, I recall Sister Mary Dorothy explaining to us three “types” of prayer. She described discursive prayer as a prayer using words where we...

Renewal among the ashes

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...

Birthday surprise

You’d never know it to look at him, but Fr. Hilarion Kistner just turned 90. March 31, parishioners at St. Stephen Church in Cincinnati, where Hilarion has helped out for...

Br. Joe Haley, OFM (1944-2019)

“One memory of Joe was powerful,” remembers Fr. Roger Lopez, the sight of him putting up his breviary with a rosary dangling from his hand. “This older friar still had...

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