Breaking in the Habit

Breaking in the Habit is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in and/or discerning the Franciscan life. Holy Name Province friar Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, started Breaking in the Habit when he was a postulant as a way of chronicling his experiences in the Franciscan formation program. Today, the mission of Breaking in the Habit is to evangelize and catechize in the Franciscan spirit in order to promote faith, energize communities, inspire active involvement, and encourage vocations to consecrated life.

Below is a sample of Fr. Casey's videos that relate to vocations and life as a friar. He also produces videos on various aspects of Catholicism through series such as Parts of the Mass and Catholicism in Focus. For more great videos, articles, reflections, and resources, visit Fr. Casey’s website at and his YouTube channel, Breaking in the Habit. You can also connect with Fr. Casey on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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A Friar Life

Have you ever wondered what the every-day life of a friar is like? In his exciting new video series “A Friar Life,” Fr. Casey explores the many vocations, ministries, and lives of the friars of Holy Name Province.


Franciscan Vocations

Life with Holy Name Province

Religious Life