Who I Am
My name is Brother Juniper. I am the founder and author of Peace, Love, and Joy. In real life, I am a graduate completing my Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at a relatively large Jesuit university. I am currently discerning a vocation to become a monk within one of the Orders based on the Rule of St. Benedict (Benedictines, Cistercians, Trappists).
My interests as a writer include the Divine Office, current news, the lives of the saints, and providing meditations and reflections on the spiritual life. A brief perusal of my site will show you each of these interests.
Why this Blog Exists
Originally, this blog was established as a discernment journal. However, it has morphed into something completely different over the course of the last few months. In general, I like to write about whatever strikes my fancy from a traditional Catholic point of view including current news events, the spiritual life, the Sacraments, the Divine Office, and the lives of the saints.
As you will see, my blog is loyal to the Holy Father and the Holy See. Although I do bring up the SSPX and the sedevacantists in my writings, I have no association with either of these groups at the present time. I only write about them to show my readers what life is like on the other side of the fence.
I am loyal to the Gregorian Mass (Tridentine Latin Mass) and to the Divine Office as it was recited and chanted before Vatican II. The liturgical calendar used for my reflections is in accordance with the above information.
At the end of the day, I hope that by visiting this blog you are inspired to live your Catholic faith better. There can be no greater reward for me than knowing that my work has helped you in some way.
God bless you,