Musings of a Mendicant

Habitus non facit monachum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Musings of a Mendicant
by Jim McIntosh OFM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The musings.

Here are my thoughts and observations, none too profound!

The Site is Back! Again?

The Site is Back! Again?

This blog has been stale for a few years now. I was planning to erase all the posts and begin fresh, but the posts go back twenty years, back to 2003, so I thought I would leave them as a snapshot of these years. So I will now begin (again) to blog and we'll see how...

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Listen to the Man

Listen to the Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0WvzRVByg I love this video! Maybe because I'm getting old and can appreciate the extra attention given to seniors. 😁

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The Swamp Strikes Back

The Swamp Strikes Back

Those of us who grew up in the Washington, D.C., area know that government workers are people who have dedicated themselves to public service. Many times, they have to take a salary lower than they would have gotten in the private sector, but they do this out of a...

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The Site is Back! Again?

The Site is Back! Again?

This blog has been stale for a few years now. I was planning to erase all the posts and begin fresh, but the posts go back twenty years, back to 2003, so I thought I would leave them as a snapshot of these years. So I will now begin (again) to blog and we'll see how...

read more
Listen to the Man

Listen to the Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0WvzRVByg I love this video! Maybe because I'm getting old and can appreciate the extra attention given to seniors. 😁

read more

Favorite photos.

Of all the photos I’ve taken, these are among my favorites.

More recent photos (via Instagram).

About me.

This is the website of Jim McIntosh, OFM, a Franciscan friar living in Elfrida, Ariz., and working with migrants in Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. I previously worked missionary in Peru and Bolivia.

Location, Location, Location

I was born in Boston (yes, in Boston, not in Newton or Framingham or Dorchester) and has lived in Santa Barbara, Calif., Honolulu, Hawaii; McLean, Va.; Springfield, Va.; Fremont, Calif.; Menlo Park, Calif.; Arlington, Va.; Viena, Va.; and Washington, D.C.

As a friar, I worked for four years in Peru and four years in Bolivia. I have also lived and worked in the Bronx, N.Y.; Providence, R.I.; Silver Spring, Md.; Olean, N.Y.; East Rutherford, N.J.; Boston, Mass.; Philadelphia, Penn.; Wood Ridge, N.J.; and Paterson, N.J.

Motto

What does habitus non facit monachum mean? I wanted something in Latin to make the blog look a little classy. I decided not to go with vasa vana plurimum sonant (“empty pots make the most noise”) but instead with “the habit does not make a monk.”

Cover Photo

What about that dramatic photo at the top of this page? It was shot in a park called Pairumani outside of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It was originally a hacienda of Simón I. Patiño, a tin baron and the richest man in the world at that time. Patino installed a hydroelectric generator at a small waterfall, and this provided the first electric power to Cochabamba. The power was used to run trollies during the day and streetlamps at night. Now, a park, Pairumani has some great views of Cochabamba.

I hope you find something of interest on these pages. Comments are always welcome or drop me a line. Peace.

How to contact me.

E-Mail

Personal: [email protected]
Franciscan: [email protected]

Snail Mail

Franciscan Ministry
PO Box 54
Elfrida AZ 85610-0054

Phone

Cell or Whatsapp: +1 267-774-4000

My social network accounts.

Facebook

Facebook

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Linkedin

Linkedin

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Instagram

Instagram

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Flickr

Flickr

See all my photos at Flickr.