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Meet Our Postulant Class of 2013

Get to know the men who have entered formation to become friars. Meet Patrick, Javier, Daniel, Deivis, Christian, Aaron and Andrew, We also welcome back Abel, who is continuing his studies in English. This diverse group of men represents six countries of birth – Colombia,...
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Province Welcomes Largest Group of Men in Ten Years

Seven men began their first year of formation to Franciscan life in August. During this time of discernment and transition to religious life, they will live in community, participating fully in prayer, Eucharist, meals and ministerial work. This year, the postulant program...
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Postulant Program Moves to Maryland

By Fr. Dominic Monti, OFM Following a decision by the Provincial Council at its June meeting, the postulancy program, or first stage of initial formation to friar life, has moved to Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The postulant program, once known as the “affiliate...
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Formation Update: Postulancy Offers Diverse Experiences

The postulant year offers men a variety of experiences as they embark on formation to friar life. In addition to meeting friars and visiting ministries throughout the province, postulants attend a number of workshops and retreats. At these and other gatherings, they meet...
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Meet Our Postulants

Wilmer Garcia and Junior Joseph have begun their first year of formation in Wilmington, Del. As postulants, the men will discern their calling to friar life by attending workshops and retreats, and visiting ministries throughout the Province. Originally from El Salvador, Wilmer...
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Postulants Take First Steps

By Frank Maurovich Father Pedro Corces, John Aherne and Jeffrey Upshaw are postulants, taking their first steps of formation as Franciscan friars. Postulancy is a time of initial discernment. All three are in their first year of training to become Friars Minor in Holy Name...
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How Volunteer Ministry Helped Me Discern My Vocation

Until two years ago, I had never considered religious life; it was too hard, too pious, and I hadn’t met anyone in religious life to whom I could relate. I knew I was called to ministry but, like much of my generation, I had limited knowledge of consecrated life, and the idea of...
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A Summer of Learning and Community

Holy Name’s four postulants are spending their first months in the Province at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., participating in the summer program of the Franciscan Institute and experiencing varied aspects of Franciscan life. John Aherne, Pedro Corces, Frank Souza...
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Postulants Off to a Great Start

Following a week of orientation at St. Paul Friary in Wilmington, Del., postulants Pedro Corces, Jeff Upshaw, John Aherne, and Frank Souza have begun their summer studies at St. Bonaventure University in western New York. Pedro is attending a course on the history of the...
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On to the Novitiate!

Our three Postulants wrapped up their discernment year at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston on May 8. The friar community held a special dinner in their honor, and the community saw them off with a traditional sung Franciscan blessing, “May the Lord bless you, may the Lord keep you,...
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