Brother Lance is a humble son of the blessed romieu, Roch, of the seraphic father, Francis. He is also a husband, father, professor, and teacher by kenosis. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of the Incarnate Word and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas-San Antonio. After a semester studying at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, he was admitted to the Ph.D. program in Philosophy at the University of North Texas, where he’s currently studying environmental ethics and aesthetics, ecophenomenology, religion and ecology, philosophy of animals, Asian and comparative philosophies, and philosophy in literature. He has taught at the University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, Northwest Vista College, and the University of Texas-San Antonio. In his past life, one reminiscent of Saint Francis’s own, he even served in the Marine Corps infantry.
Sister Elizabeth is a daughter, servant, and pilgrim of Mary. She is also a wife, mother, poetess, and writer. She has an interest in children’s catechesis and Carmelite spirituality. She enjoys playing tennis with Lance, though at times she can be a bit too competitive.
Her formal education includes a B.S. in Speech Pathology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Texas A&M University. She hopes to continue her education.