Discernment

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Vocare: A Postulant’s Vocation Story

In this post, Postulant Troy Hillman offers his thoughts and reflections on his own vocation journey. As we continue to celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Troy invites you to consider: is God calling you, or someone you know, to be a Franciscan Friar?     It is...
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Vocation Events Offered From New England to Florida

  Four men joined the friars in New York City for five days of a unique “Come and See” experience during Francis Week. Here, Brian Jordan welcomes the discerners and Vocation Office staff to St. Francis College in Brooklyn. (Photo courtesy of the Vocation Ministry) Do you...
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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 explored their call to religious life during a Come and See/Discernment retreat that focused on the same themes outlined by Pope...
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General Minister Encourages Creation of Organic Discernment Communities

The friars of Holy Name Province are witnessing many exciting developments in vocation. Recently, they welcomed seven new postulants — an increase from previous years. Now, regional organic discernment communities are being formed by friars throughout the Province, inviting men...
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New Discernment Communities Growing in Holy Name Province

  Hot off the press! HNP Communications Director covers a new and growing trend in Holy Name Province Vocations: local discernment groups hosted by individual friaries. Could God be calling YOU to join a local discernment group? Are being called to be a Franciscan Friar?...
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From HNP Today, the official newsletter of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, a wonderful review of Br. Basil’s recent pilgrimage to Franciscan Italy! We invite you to join us once again to reflect on these Sacred Spaces and consider the question: is God calling...
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Vocation Weekend Energizes Candidates and Friars Alike

The Friars at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston welcomed six men into their community earlier this month for the Province’s first combination Come & See/Discernment Weekend Retreat. The event, organized by the Vocation Ministry for Holy Name Province, gave the men an...
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Vocations Open House in Western New York

The Franciscan Friars at St. Bonaventure University will be hosting an open-house for men interested in joining the Friars on November 19, 2014. The involved students will have the opportunity to experience the fraternal life of the Franciscans and be able to see, first-hand, the...
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My First 24 Hours

By Br. Casey Cole, OFM Vacation is over and it’s on to the next thing: summer assignment at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camden, N.J. If the first 24 hours here are any indication of how the summer is going to go, it’s going to be a full summer. I hit the ground running the...
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We Are In Need of a Good Shepherd

By Br. Casey Cole, OFM This weekend I was in Raleigh, NC giving a reflection for Vocation’s Sunday and Franciscan Formation weekend as an attempt to raise interest in and support for the friars, the shepherds of so many. I ask that you take these petitions seriously, that you may...
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