Earlier this summer, two Franciscans from the United States were in Puno, Peru, trying to beg the equivalent of $270 from the people there in order to purchase visas to enter Bolivia.
Folks were giving, but in small increments — roughly about a quarter or 50 cents at a time. It reminded one of the friars about the apostles’ experience fishing all night and not catching anything.
“In the back of my mind, I was thinking: ‘The Lord’s going to come through big at the end of this, in some way,’” said Brother James Wartman.
That afternoon, Brother James and Father Michael Sheehan boarded a bus to Bolivia about $70 short, trusting that God would show them the way through, because they...READ MORE