Vocation Reflection by John Aherne, OFM, Regional Vocation Director

At our most recent discernment retreat, held at St. Francis Friary and Holy Name Friary in Manhattan, Fr. John Aherne, OFM, offered a poignant reflection on how to discern a vocation today. We are pleased to share with you these excerpts from Fr. John’s talk! As you listen,...
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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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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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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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