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Postulants

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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Welcoming Five New Postulants: Reflections on the Journey

Whenever I meet guys who are discerning a Franciscan vocation, I always begin by telling them something I consider to be very important: that my job as vocation director is not to talk them into being Franciscan friars. Rather, from a ministerial perspective, my most important...
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Men Participating in Interprovincial Novitiate Gather on SBU Campus

By Rebecca Doel To prepare for the next year of their formation, postulants who will be participating in the 2011-2012 interprovincial novitiate in Burlington, Wis., gathered late last month on the campus of St. Bonaventure University in Alleghany, N.Y., for the summer session of...
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Four New Postulants Enter Holy Name Province!

Today we welcome our four new postulants as they begin their Franciscan journey with us! Our prayers and best wishes go to Fr. Pedro Corces from Miami, Florida, John Aherne from New York City, Frank Souza from Philadelphia, and Jeffrey Upshaw of Manville, New Jersey. Our new...
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Reconnecting With a Classmate

One of the great things about being a Franciscan is that you never say, “goodbye” to a friar who comes to visit because you are certain to see him again sooner than you expect! As you travel around the Province, you never know who you are going to run into! At the...
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Welcome to Our New Postulants!

One of the most gratifying aspects of being vocation director is journeying with men who are discerning a call to our Franciscan way of life. These men, who are searching for God’s call in their lives, share their life stories, their hopes and their dreams. It is a deep...
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