simple lifestyle vs joy?

thirteen mariner hats are on a shelf in my room. different logos, colors. when i look at and wear them, it gives me joy as a claretian, one aspect of the vow of poverty is embracing a simple lifestyle. in our materialistic culture, this means minimizing the “stuff” in our lives. how many mariner hats are too many? can a simpler joy be had with fewer hats? how has living this vow changed for me over the past thirty years? how has this vow changed since i moved back into my childhood home in seattle and live outside of claretian community?


  1. Con says:

    Father. I am loving your posts! Thanks for always showing us that you are truly blessed by the Holy Spirit. You always give us a different way to look at things.
    Hope all is well with you and your Mom!


    1. frarthurcmf says:

      thanks con! of course i am putting my best foot forward in these blogs so take them with a grain of salt. i must admit that i do NOT miss FB drama…


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