Blog Posts for "Calling"

Called: The Friar

This newest installment was filmed during the summer of 2015, and shows what friars in formation can look forward to. While the first movie had a lot of shock value due to the focus on my conversion, and more importantly God’s mercy, this second movie stands to show how I have integrated that part of my life into being a young friar, and how conversion is an ongoing process. I am so humbled to share this next installment of our “Called” project that began about eight years ago! This newest film...

Trusting God

My name is Zac Angel. I am from Clarkston, MI, a suburb of Detroit. I studied at Loyola University Chicago, the last two years in seminary for the Archdiocese of Chicago. While studying, I also volunteered in different places within Chicago and became more exposed to the needs of others and people who lived very different lives than I did, even within the same city. I also recognized this growing up in Clarkston, which bordered Pontiac, MI and not too far from Detroit. Both cities became places where people were abandoned and segregated because of racism and an immoral economic...

...what can go wrong?

This is by far the strangest thing that I have ever done. I have taken up the religious habit of the Capuchin Franciscans. Here’s what a typical person might say about me: “Why would any healthy, (mostly) sane young adult male start walking down this path? And at the age of 19? Surely he must realize that this is the 21st century. These days, commitment is rare among youth and religious practice is even rarer...and that’s to say nothing of religious commitment!” To be honest, I’m often at a loss for answers...

Today’s Word is a Letter: ‘P’

Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter Acts 20:28-38; Psalm 68; John 17:11b-19 Like many Americans my age and younger, our young lives were shaped by a TV show that debuted on November 10, 1969 (only a year after CTU opened) and had a theme song that we almost learned by heart:  Sunny days/sweeping the clouds away/ On my way to where the air is sweet/ Can you show me how to get/how to get to…. Sesame Street!—Today’s blog post is brought to you by the letter P.  In our scripture readings, we hear...

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