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  ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, USA – “Religious life ‘is not over’! It is only now beginning! Go out and announce this message of joy, hope, transfiguration and transformation!” It was with these words of enthusiasm that Br. Michael Perry, OFM, Minister General of the Order of...
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Franciscan Mega-Conference 2016 Begins with Talk by Minister General

Michael Perry, OFM, Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, opened the 2016 Franciscan Mega-Conference with his keynote talk titled “Lesser Brothers on a Vocation Journey of Mercy.” Fr. Michael highlighted eight key “tools” that are essential for...
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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 program on Aug. 30 during evening prayer at Holy Name College. During the prayer service, Crawford Bennett, James Bernard, Nicholas...
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Sacred Spaces: the Spirituality of Place

Exploring the idea of Spirituality of Place, Br. Basil Valente, OFM, Vocation Director, reflects on various places from Franciscan history and heritage to explore the inspiring spirituality of St Francis, St Clare, St Anthony, and St Bonaventure. Is God be calling YOU to be a...
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Be a Franciscan Video Series: Discerning a Vocation

Br. Casey Cole, OFM discusses discerning a vocation to religious life. Br. Casey Cole, OFM invites the participants of the February, 2015 Come and See Discernment Retreat to reflect on the 40 days of Lent and what they mean in relation to discerning a call to religious life.
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‘Trailblazers’ Host Vocation Weekend in Florida

This article was originally posted on Holy Name Province’s official blog, which can be found here: http://www.hnp.org/trailblazers-host-vocation-weekend-in-florida/ ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Seven men interested in becoming Franciscan friars spent the weekend learning from...
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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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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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Seasonal Reflection: Integrity of Creation

By Fr. Joseph Rozansky, OFM In honor of Earth Day, which was April 22, and in anticipation of the 35th anniversary of the naming of St. Francis as patron of ecology this fall, the director of the Order’s Office for Justice, Peace and integrity of Creation (JPIC) encourages...
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