January 14-16, 2017: Jon Leonetti
January 2016 - Franciscan Brother MJ Groark
MJ grew up in California and the Pacific Northwest. Following high school, he was very successful in the business world. Poor decisions landed MJ on the streets of Portland, OR for two years. After a series of miraculous events, Br. MJ made it to Milwaukee, WI in 2006, and was received into the Church on Easter of 2007. Soon after, he found his vocation with the Capuchin friars.
Br. MJ’s story is one of hope and faith, and he addresses many problems facing our youth and society in today’s world. He is able to address the realities of our culture and offers a Franciscan response to confront these issues.