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What My Best Friend Told Me.

I must have been around eight years old the first time my school took us for a social labor trip. Our road-trip took us towards the most impoverished parts of the city, one that we were supposed to cheer up with our presence. We would bring food, coloring books and made-up games with us to […]

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Book Review: Joseph Pearce’s “Candles in the Dark”

“At some point, the life of a Christian can’t just be abstract, it has to be incarnate. It needs to become a concrete reality. The poor are the concrete reality by which our faith becomes incarnate.” -Joseph Pearce Our good friends at St. Benedict Press were kind enough to send me a review copy of […]

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Pope Francis: A Man After the Heart of St. Francis of Assisi

Being named Frankie, I am elated that our new Holy Father picked Francis as his papal name. Just from his first actions as pope, it is clear that Pope Francis is a man after the heart of Francis of Assisi. He chose simplicity from the moment he stepped out of the so called “Room of […]

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Disney World: “The Happiest Place on Earth?”

I am writing this in Esquipulas, Guatemala, home to some of the most impoverished people in the world.  Guatemala often ranks among the top five poorest countries in the world and many of its poor live in the areas surrounding the small city of Esquipulas. Today we visited some families who live in small shacks […]

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