The booth used at the 2021 RECongress (Image courtesy of the US-6 OFM Franciscan Vocation Ministry)

HNP Friars and Other US-6 OFM Vocation Directors Promote Franciscan Life at Virtual Conferences

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A full selection of liturgies, presentations, musical performances, information booths, and small-group breakout sessions were among the highlights of two national Catholic conferences held virtually last month. Although the implementation of both events was anything but normal, these types of virtual experiences have quickly become the norm for the Holy Name Province and other US-6 OFM vocation offices – all of which collaboratively participated at the conferences to promote the Franciscan charism to men discerning religious life.

An Advent wreath with two candles lit and the words "Peace during the Pandemic"

Franciscan Vocation Ministry Invites Discerners to Advent Events

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As we light the first candle of the Advent wreath, may the hope of the season – especially during this global pandemic – fill our hearts, minds, and homes as we prepare the way of the Lord. The Franciscan Vocation Ministry of Holy Name Province invites you to celebrate Advent with the Church of St. Francis of Assisi on 31st …

Novices Receive Franciscan Habit

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The traditional ritual of investiture was held at the Interprovincial Novitiate at Old Mission Santa Barbara on Oct. 20, when 10 novices representing four OFM provinces – and who completed three months of novitiate – each received the habit of the Order of Friars Minor.

Abraham Joseph Ordained a Priest in Indiana

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CEDAR LAKE, Ind. – The smiles were covered by facemasks, and relatives and friends had to witness from afar. But although it upended the original date, location, and plans, not even the global pandemic could contain the jubilation, music, and celebration that filled Holy Name of Jesus Church at last month’s ordination Mass of Abraham Joseph, OFM. “The most beautiful …

Discerning a Religious Vocation in Age of COVID-19

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Sharing the joy of Franciscan life with those who are considering a vocation with the Order is continuing despite extreme changes in communication and social interaction driven by the COVID-19 outbreak across the United States and around the world. The Holy Name Province vocation ministry, like most organizations and the Province itself, has revised its methods to adapt to social …

Coronavirus Update: The Friars Are Here For You!

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Pax et bonum—Peace and all good! This Franciscan motto is how St. Francis of Assisi greeted people 800 years ago, and now it is also our sincere wish for you at this very moment, especially as we, together, deal with growing concerns of the coronavirus.