A quick update on everyone's favorite '62 Mass of John XXIII loving Friars. Yes, they are still around and at least one member, Friar Gabriel is still skating! It's amazing that Volpi hasn't taken away that privilege yet! Turns out some time ago Friar Gabriel Cortes was ordered by his superior to go out and buy a skateboard in order that he could evangelize at the skateboarding park once a week. Of course since he was a Friar of the Immaculate, Friar Gabriel obeyed and the rest is history. Friar Gabriel sees a common ground between the skateboarding world and being a friar, both are counter-culture! No word yet if Francis has asked Friar Gabriel to be on the Vatican's Demo Team. Call Me Jorge... would like to suggest to Friar Gabriel that he sing a duet with Suor Cristina and possibly skate for some of her music videos.
A Skating Friar? Check it out!
Friar Gabriel's music video for the Blessed Virgin
Our previous entries on the skateboarding Friars: