The Vocation Office of the US-6 provinces last month released four new brochures in English and Spanish to help men in their discernment of a Franciscan vocation – and word is that the publications are being well-received by friars and those interested in friar life.
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.
Men interested in Franciscan vocation had an opportunity to welcome Advent and talk and pray with a group of Holy Name Province friars during a “Come and See Vocation Retreat” that was held virtually earlier this month.
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 …
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.
The pope’s newest encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” provides us with a roadmap for how we might reimagine our society in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly 40 men considering a religious vocation participated in a virtual “come and see” retreat last month to learn more about Franciscan life, connect with friars, and pray with them.
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 …
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 …
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.
For the past six months, 13 men have been experiencing what daily life must have been like for the early followers of St. Francis of Assisi and, before them, the Twelve who traveled with Jesus during his ministry.
Prayer, community and fraternity, desire to help others, pastoral life and missionary service, social justice advocacy – these are just some elements that draw men to religious vocation with the Franciscan friars. Prospective candidates – also called inquirers and discerners – are aided in the discernment process and are able to learn firsthand about Franciscan life in an abundance of …
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