Referring to the videos I have on YouTube, Adam comments:
For anyone that is looking into the Franciscans and is interested in this wonderful province, YOU TUBE also has wonderful videos that offer great insight into different aspects for what it means to be Franciscan like the receiving of the habit. These videos help inspire all those who are looking into religious life.
Stan, who has been a supporter of this blog almost since its inception, comments on the video of Friar Michael Charron posted on this blog and on YouTube:
Greetings and Peace! The videos were superb. I think Michael's honesty and candid responses were grace-filled. No spin, no "canned" answers, just the heart-felt journey of what it takes to follow the Lord in the way of Francis. The struggle and tensions of following the Lord are very real; I am edified by Michael's articulation of the struggle and the grace. Mostly, the peace and joy that is evident in Michael's eyes and face as he talks about his life reveals more than anything said. Maybe that's what Francis meant when he said "only if necessary use words." For sure, words were necessary. More deeply, though, was communicated something beyond words. Thanks to you Fr. Don, thanks to Friar Michael and thanks to God's grace which is doing great things for your Province!
Jonathan Beer, a prospective for this summer's Postulancy class, comments on the recent posted videos:
Great and inspiring videos. Really well done. This just shows the beauty and grace that can come from community life, and the Franciscans. Congrats to all of the men in intial formation! I am a perspective postulant for the fall. God Bless all of the past, present, and future Franciscans in this wonderful province.