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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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Encountering God’s Presence Through Ministry Assignments

Being a Franciscan allows for many encounters with God’s grace: in this article, our simply professed Friars at Holy Name College share their experiences! Might God be calling you? http://www.hnp.org/student-friars-encounter-gods-presence-ministry-assignments/
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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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Formation Update: Postulants Begin Year with Classes, Visits

From left to right: Angel Vazquez, Alexis Alvarez Padron, Eufemio Dimas Robaina, Camilo Garcia Sanchez and Aaron Richardson. (Photo courtesy of the postulants.) By Maria Hayes SILVER SPRING, Md. — Five men interested in learning more about the Franciscans to determine whether...
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New Vocation Staff Seeks to Broaden Office’s Reach

The new vocation office staff: Basil Valente, director, and Gonzalo Torres-Acosta, associate director. By Maria Hayes NEW YORK — The Province’s new vocation office staff has wasted no time in “casting a wide net” as it invites men to consider the Franciscan way of life. After the...
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Vocation Office Welcomes Men to Retreats

By Maria Hayes Do you know someone who might make a good friar? The HNP Vocation Office is holding three autumn events — the first in early October — for men to meet the Franciscans and explore their own call to serve God. A college retreat, an Asian-American retreat and a “Come...
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Friars Host Second Spanish Vocation Retreat

By Fr. Lawrence Hayes, OFM Friars welcomed men interested in learning about Franciscan life to Holy Name College for a weekend of faith and fraternity. SILVER SPRING, Md. — From Sept. 5 to 7, the Province’s second Hispanic Franciscan Vocation Retreat was held at Holy Name...
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