To be published on January 3, 2022, and available now for pre-order, The “Sense of the Faith” in History: Its Sources, Reception, and Theology, is an attempt by Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. John J. Burkhard, OFM Conv. “to better understand the “sense of the faith” in the light of other fundamental teachings of the council and challenges the hierarchical church to invite all the faithful to rightfully participate in the prophetic ministry of the whole church, closely allied with Pope Francis’s call for a more synodal church.”
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In his January 2020 “Spiritual Testimony” on this site, Friar John’s last paragraph reads as follows: “I have no particular spiritual wisdom to impart to our friars in formation or to prospective applicants to the Order except for the admonition to identify and accept your talents, thank God daily for them, develop them humanly with the help of the Order, and generously put them at the service of the Church’s universal mission. If you do this, your dreams and your life will be richly rewarded. I know mine have been!“