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The call to be a friar, serve the outcasts of society, and be God’s presence to these people is a deep desire of my heart.
Each morning my prayer is 'Here I am Lord, what should we accomplish today?
In my vocation I desire to preach, minister to the sick and suffering, offer the Mass, and hear confessions.
…This simple realization came forth: Jesus is everything, and that must change my life.
I greatly desire to spread the kingdom of God in imitation of the beautiful and simple way of the Holy Family.
...I am willing to go wherever the Holy Spirit leads me to proclaim the Gospel by ‘all ways and means’ necessary.
I felt God was calling me by name for Himself and for His Church.
"I fell in love with the man who died for me. I fell in love with Jesus."
I would look at the people receiving Christ in the most Holy Eucharist and would be filled with an unexplainable longing to serve them.
My reluctance to truly embrace the beauty of my faith was no match for the Holy Spirit’s persistence.
One of the most powerful moments in my faith life came to me while I was serving as an Army officer in Iraq during the first Gulf War.