Last night I followed a link on Laura's blog and saw a little slide show of the joy demonstrated by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
My kids were delighted to see a Friar we know depicted in the slide show three times: he's the one throwing a baseball, and later standing next to a statue of the Blessed Mother.
And today's his feast day: his name in religious life is Father Fidelis.
The Minor Friar has a post about Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen including some links about his life.
I know that our friend Father Fidelis is well named. His faith shines through everything he does. He's been a friend of my husband since high school, but he almost missed our wedding because he'd been arrested for protesting at an abortion clinic. The cause of life is very close to his heart.
Saint Fidelis was a lawyer before he became a priest; Father Fidelis is on his way to Rome soon to study canon law. May God bless his studies and his ministry and may his patron saint intercede for him always.