Br. Joseph-Bernard Synder, OFH says, "My name is Joseph-Bernard Snyder, I am a retired Registered Nurse, living in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida, born and raised in Philadelphia. I was blessed to have been born into a very devout Catholic family in 1950. I cherish and value the love of my spouse, family and friends and I live a balanced life between being retired and activities, fun times shared with family and friends.
My daily life begins with my mornings devoted mostly to my prayer. Spiritual reading, Lectio-
Divina and journaling and a morning walk. Throughout my day I do take time for other prayer.
My favorite past times are reading, journaling, moderate exercise, the beach, listening to music,
(Easy Listening, Country, Showtunes, Soundscapes; and Classical). Things I enjoy and share
with family and friends are nice dinners, stage shows, movies, etc. Retirement (Oct. 2016) has allowed me to more deeply and intently embrace the contemplative life that I by nature crave and have always longed for and been drawn towards.
I have learned over the years of my spiritual journey and walking every day with God that the
closer we walk with Him the more He draws us to greater intimacy with Him. In His great grace
and unconditional love He has filled me with a love for the Interior Life and the grace to live that
life. I have learned that He calls and draws us to "Be still...." and in that stillness He speaks to us in the Silence of our hearts, minds and souls."