I had my first encounter with Jesus who appeared to me on July 9, 2012. I was immediately drawn to a life of contemplation, and was called to gather others and begin rebuilding the Franciscan fraternity at my parish. I followed this call and the fraternity began re-emerging on 10/3/15. I am humbled to be the minister. I am searching to find answers to questions that I have and am very much looking forward to hopefully finding others who are mystic contemplatives and may share many of the same questions."