• Is God Calling you to be a Franciscan?

Welcome to the Franciscan Vocation Ministry of
Holy Name Province!
Are you being called to our way of life?
Have you ever considered becoming a Franciscan friar?
We hope that the information provided on these pages will invite you to consider a rewarding, fulfilling life of dedicated service to God's people. Bring along your gifts, talents, and life experiences, and join a movement that for 800 years has been rebuilding and renewing the Church. We look forward to hearing from you, answering questions, and assisting you in discerning your call.

Who Can Be a Franciscan Friar?

A candidate for our way of life is: between 21 and 45 years of age; a citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the U.S.; in good physical and mental health.
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Becoming a Friar

Are you considering a call to the Franciscan way of life? Read about our guidelines for men interested in joining us, how we can help you explore a vocation and formation to friar life.
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About Holy Name Province

Only eight years after Francis’ band of Lesser Brothers received Papal approval, their rapid growth led them to form regional units or provinces in 1217.
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Love, Mercy Guide Vocation Retreat in Boston

  BOSTON — As the Catholic Church prepared for a special jubilee year calling people to share profound expressions of love and mercy, five men...
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Seven Received into Postulancy Program

SILVER SPRING, Md. — In a chapel filled with friars and Franciscan Volunteer Ministers, seven men were welcomed into Holy Name Province’s postulancy...
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Meet Our Vocation Directors

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Learn how you can have a rewarding and exciting life as a Franciscan friar

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