My family background was deeply Christian.
Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life.
It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act.
I came from a wealthy family. I made over my share of the estate to various charities.
When they are assailed by despair, young people should let universal concerns into their lives.
Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me, and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.
The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school.
People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.