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Thirteen Novices Receive The Habit

BURLINGTON, Wis. — On Nov. 20, the feast of Christ the King, 13 novices from seven Franciscan entities received their habits of probation at the Interprovincial Novitiate. Those completing the rite of investiture included four Holy Name Province friars — James Bernard, OFM,...
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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 Ministry Hosts Retreat Honoring Feast of St. Francis

NEW YORK – “We spend much of our life trying to find God, to know God, and to love God, but we do not realize that God is trying to find us, to know us, and to love us! Like the father in the parable who runs halfway to meet his son, God, too, heedless of dignity, rushes to...
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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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  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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Friars Trace Footsteps of St. Junípero Serra

Two hundred and forty seven years ago, St. Junípero Serra, OFM, arrived in San Diego, where he founded the first of 21 Franciscan missions in what is now known as California. In all that St. Junípero accomplished during his ministry, he understood the constant voice of God...
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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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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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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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