The Making of a Franciscan Missionary – Part 2

Malaria and Me Living in developed countries, such as the United States, we don’t have exposure to tropical diseases like malaria. As a missionary, you must take it under consideration because you cannot totally avoid [...]

A Day Off in Yangon, Myanmar

After teaching all week, I relaxed on the weekend by visiting locations around the area. A few of us friars had planned an outing to visit a wildlife sanctuary in Moeyingyi, about four hours north [...]

Build It and They Will Come

I recently returned to Thailand from my month of teaching in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma). We were blessed to have students of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, including Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and Christians. All of [...]

Teaching in Thailand

I have been ministering in Thailand since 2012; the friars have only a very small presence here and we come from 6 countries. Most of my time at present, as in the past several years, [...]

The Beginning of the End

I have begun my last week in Vietnam and I am filled with mixed emotions. Each year that I have been here has brought new insight, both personal and fraternal. On a personal level, I [...]

Return To Me With Your Whole Heart

Franciscan Novitiate House - DaLat, Vietnam I find it interesting that here in Vietnam the ashes are not placed on the foreheads of the people but rather on top of their heads (in their hair, for [...]

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