Come and See Weekend

Things That Help Me Discern, Part 3: Being Joyful

By Daniel Beckham The following is the final installment in a three-part series exploring the importance of “being” in discerning a vocation to religious life. In it, Daniel Beckham, who entered initial formation in late August, focuses on being joyful. Previous...
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Come and See! (Part 2)

The following is the second of two installments of an article taken from the 2013 Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide. Please note that author Laura Dodson uses the phrase “discernment retreat” to refer to opportunities for those discerning a religious...
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New York City “Come and See” Guests Experience Franciscan Commitment to Poor

By Fr. Brian Smail, OFM The spirit behind the Breadline and the St. Francis residences reflects a core concern of the Franciscans: the dignity of the human person. This tenet of Franciscan spirituality had its origins in the memorable encounter with St. Francis and the leper....
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Discernment, Sharing and Feeding the Hungry

The weekend began Friday evening with solemn Evening Prayer, followed by dinner and conversation in the friars’ rec. room. Saturday morning, Fr. David Convertinio, OFM, gave our guests an opening reflection on discernment and invited the guys to share their spiritual...
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