Author: Brian

  • Annual Convocation

    Now is the time of our annual convocation for the Order of St. Francis. This year it is virtual through zoom. Please keep me and my brothers in your prayers. This is also an exciting time for me as I take on my new skin (my habit) and spend the next two years with the […]

  • Some music video’s I’ve come to love.

    I wanted to share some music that I have really come to love. The first is a rendition of the Our Father in Aramaic. It’s beautiful. Another awesome song is by Cloverton – God Help Me to Be. Honestly this song is more of a prayer and frankly gave me chills. It’s beautiful and I […]

  • Seems like life is so busy these days.

    So our next semester of the ESM classes has begun and this semester is exciting but a lot of work. Old Testament Exegesis for one class and the integration of chanting (Gregorian Style) into liturgy. This last one is one I am very excited about. The Old Testament Exegesis course though is going to be […]

  • My Personal Rule of Life

    I will live in the way of the Order of Saint Francis of which I am a brother in postulancy.  I will follow in my vow of Obedience by obeying the commandments of God and when I fall, I will ask forgiveness and try to do better.  I will obey the instructions of my minister […]

  • Prayer of Abandonment

    This is not mine originally but I was so moved by it that I wanted to share it… A Prayer of Abandonment Dear God, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all.Let only your will be done in me,And all […]

  • Been a while

    It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been busy with work and esm classes and more work. I will work on doing more to post more often.

  • Daily Readings

    Tonight I have read chapters 9 and 10 of Matthew. Thank you Lord for your insight tonight.

  • Readings / Reflections

    Todays readings for me are Matthew Chapters 7 – 8. I have found these chapters to be full of good advice. As people these days, we judge others too quickly. That goes for us Christians as well. This is a mistake as the bible clearly states not to do so. It does in fact give […]

  • Bible Readings for 7/30/2019

    Today I read Matthew Chapters 5 and 6. One of my personal favorites has always been the beatitudes. Also how true is Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.”

  • ESM Readings Summer 2019

    The books I am working through for this Summer 2019 session include Inwardly Digest – The Prayer Book As A Guide To Spiritual Life Author: Derek Olsen Where God Happens – Discovering Christ in One AnotherAuthor: Rowan Williams, Archibishop of Caterbury with Forward by Desmond Tutu Every Earthly Blessing – Rediscovering the Celtic TraditionAuthor: Esther […]