He has published articles on Bonaventure, John Duns Scotus, Francis of Assisi, and Clare of Assisi, among others, in publications such as Review for Religious, The Downside Review, Worship, New Blackfriars, The Heythrop Journal, The Cord, and Spiritual Life. Dan Horan’s latest book, is now available from Franciscan Media. “Author, Franciscan friar, and popular retreat leader Daniel Horan puts Christian dilemmas into a new light in this new book of thoughtful reflections.To be on a date with God requires, first and foremost, that technology and many other distractions of contemporary life be set aside in order to delve deeply into the relationship.
Time out, however, was nothing compared with the dreaded “being grounded,” which not only required solitude but also limited one’s use of the Internet, telephone and television.
While this outline does little justice to the complexities of Franciscan life, it is at least a foundation. In our way of life a novice is one in his second year of what totals five to seven years of formation, or training.
I am not only a beginner in my second year, but at 23 I am young, which earns me the title “novice” twice over: I am also a novice at life.
He has delivered keynote addresses and invited lectures at universities and in dioceses around the United States, Europe, and Canada.
In addition to print publications, he is the instructor in an 18-part video lecture series titled, “The Saint and the Pope: What the Spirituality of Two Men Named Francis can Teach us about Christian Living,” produced by (2016).