Jul 28, 2019
In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing Friar David Jones,
Friar David L. Jones is an Independent Catholic Priest, specifically an ordained Celtic Catholic Priest of the Celtic Catholic Church USA. He is a Friar of the Celtic Franciscan Companions, a religious order within New Monasticism. In 2017 by the grace of God and the working of the Holy Spirit, he along with family and friends began a small church plant/mission named Our Lady of Mount Carmel in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Friar David holds a Masters in Theological Studies from the Institute of Religious and Pastoral Studies, University of Dallas. He has spoken internationally in Italy at the Rimini Meeting and throughout much of the United States. He is a regular columnist for Il Sissidiario, Catholic Online, the Clarion Journal of Spirituality and Justice.
His conversion story is published in the Italian book entitled Sotto Il Cielo D'America (Under the American Sky) written by Marco Bardazzi. The introduction of this book has been translated into English and is available on-line. Another story of his life is published in the Italian book entitled Mi Mancano Solo Le Hawaii(They Lack Only Hawaii - Living and travel notes of an Italian transplanted to America) written by Maurizio "Riro" Maniscalco.
Friar David has been married to Becky for 25 years. They have four children. He is also a retired 26-year active duty United States Army senior field grade officer & former Non-Commissioned Officer, a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan plus a humanitarian assistance mission to Haiti. He is a true Renaissance man.
This Podcast is produced by The Community of Saint George (The Young Rite).