These are the reflections of a Secular Franciscan. I look not only at my own spiritual journey, but also at issues of life, economic and social justice, morality, the arts, and more through the lens of Franciscan Spirituality.
Read in 2017
"Motherless" by Brian J. Gail
"Strangers in a Strange Land" by Archbishop Charles Chaput
"The Miracle of Father Kupaun: Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero" by Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying
"Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders" by Raymond Arroyo
"The Light in the Forest" by Conrad Richter
"The Magician's Nephew" by C.S. Lewis
"Crusader King" by Susan Peek
"I, Juan de Pareja" by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
"The Bronze Bow" by Elizabeth George Speare
"The Living Wood" by Louis de Wohl
"Keys to the Hearts of Youth" by Father Paul P. Avallone, SDB
"The Rain in Portugal: Poems" by Billy Collins
"The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher
"The Man Who Met the King" by Gerard Goggins
"The Weight of All Things" by Sandra Benitez
"Theophilos" by Michael D. O'Brien
"Poetry as Prayer: Saint Francis of Assisi" by Father Murray Bodo, OFM
"The Quiet Light" by Louis de Wohl
"Silence" by Shusaku Endo
"The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember" by Fred Rogers
I'm part of a group starting to plan a Catholic theater conference next year. This is part of the efforts to change the culture - and good theater is one way to do it.
PERFORMING OUR FAITH: THE GIFT OF CATHOLIC THEATRE
July 3-7, 2013 at Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, New York
Live theater is a powerful tool for proclaiming the Gospel—stirring mind and heart with the inspiration and energy to overcome spiritual obstacles and acting as a light in the darkness.
PERFORMING OUR FAITH brings together people from around the country who are involved in and support theatre as ministry. This five-day retreat/conference offers an opportunity for actors, playwrights, producers, and patrons to spend time in prayerful reflection and fellowship, with the aim of networking, celebrating, and building an awareness of how theatre can help us share our faith. PERFORMING OUR FAITH participants will enjoy a staged reading of a winning one-act play and develop plans for future gatherings and a festival of Catholic theatre. Please join us!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.