Blog Posts from December, 2016

From gangs to God, Vera’s faith now guides him

Jose vera and m bertram The emptiness that once led Jose Vera to destructive behavior is now filled by a sense of peace from God. Vera’s faith journey has taken him from a gang in Green Bay to the Capuchin postulancy program at St. Conrad Friary in Milwaukee. “I know a different Christ now,” he said during an interview with The Compass at his home church, St. Philip the Apostle. “I have contact with people from the streets, people who are hungry, people who are poor. I find the ministry very inspiring.” Vera’s days as a Capuchin