Coronavirus Update: The Friars Are Here For You!

HNP Vocation Ministry Be A Franciscan

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.

Momentum of Regional Vocation Work Builds

Jocelyn Thomas Be A Franciscan, Friar News

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 …

‘Trailblazers’ Host Vocation Weekend in Florida

Maria Hayes Be A Franciscan, Friar News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Seven men interested in becoming Franciscan friars spent the weekend learning from some of Holy Name Province’s trailblazers, members of the retirement community of St. Anthony Friary. The friars from Tampa and St. Petersburg welcomed the guests for the first “Come and See/Discernment Weekend Retreat” to be held at the St. Petersburg residence. Organized by the …

Vocation Weekend Energizes Candidates and Friars Alike

Maria Hayes Be A Franciscan, Friar News

BOSTON — The friars at St. Anthony Shrine welcomed six men into their community earlier this month for the Province’s first combination Come and See/Discernment Vocation Weekend. The event, organized by Holy Name Province’s Vocations Office, gave the candidates, men considering Franciscan life, an opportunity to get to know the Franciscan friars on deeper spiritual and fraternal levels, and to …