“THE LIFE JOURNEY of A SOUL” is about the author starting from his birth on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ, a clue of what was to come.
At the age of 8, while spending a year in an orphanage, he hears his first calling to be a servant of Christ. Over the years to follow he continues to hear Christ calling him. I served at the altar all through elementary and high school and for a few years after school.
In 1968, I joined the U.S. Air Force, where I trained to be a Chaplain Services Specialist. I spent a short time in Viet Nam during the war, where I became sick and was sent back to the states. It was determined years later I had been exposed to Agent Orange, which explains the serious health issues that developed.
Later, after I was discharged from the service, I met a young nurse and we eventually got married. We had twin daughters just after our third anniversary. The marriage lasted eleven years and was eventually annulled by the church.
While working in Germany for the Army, as an RN, I visited the Church of the Fourteen Saints. While praying I heard the voice of Our Blessed Mother, for the first time, asking me to start a religious order.
After many years of delay, I finally started The Franciscan Friars of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We are looking for a place to build our first Friary so I can start accepting some of the 19 applicants we have already.
Your prayers and financial assistance from donors and benefactors are needed to help the order grow, train the Friars and serve those we have been called to serve. We are a 501(c)3 approved organization.
Your help will be prayerfully appreciated. Be assured of the daily prayers of the FFBVM. God Bless you all.