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Novices Make Simple Profession

This past weekend, Franciscan Friars in the United States, Canada, and Ireland joined the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate in Burlington to celebrate the Simple Profession of nine novices, who have taken the next step in their Franciscan journey as Friars Minor!...
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Guidelines for Discerning Your Vocation

By Fr. Dan Lackie, OFM How do I know what God is calling me to do with my life? Here are some suggestions for discerning God’s call and becoming the person God created you to be. God’s call to a particular path or lifestyle — look simple. Yet our faith conviction challenges...
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Things that Help Me Discern, Part 3: Being Honest (or the Important of Being Ernest)

By Daniel Beckham The following is the second 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 honesty — with oneself,...
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Make No Little Plans

In his World Day of Prayer for Vocations address last month, Pope Francis asked the young people in the crowd: “Have you sometimes heard the Lord’s voice, in a desire, in a worry? Did he invite you to follow him more closely? . . . Have you wanted to be apostles of...
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Our Student Friars Gather for Fraternity, Education and Prayer

Each year, the student friars of Holy Name Province gather for a fraternal and educational experience of Franciscan life. This year, 17 men came together for the “Formation Intersession” program held at Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriotsville, Md. The group included five...
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Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi: Oct. 4

One of the most beautiful writings of St. Francis of Assisi is “The Canticle of the Creatures,” which he composed as a hymn in the year 1225. Francis wrote, “I wish to compose a new hymn about the Lord’s creatures, of which we make daily use, without which we cannot live.” In his...
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“What Am I to Do?” – Discerning a Direction for My Future

By Fr. Frank McHugh, OFM At different points in one’s life, all of us yearn for divine guidance, especially when voices within us seem to be in conflict. How can we tell the difference between self-deception and God’s leading spirit? Christians believe we are not alone in the...
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Pray For Vocations

April 25, 2010 marks the 47th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Founded by Pope Paul VI in 1963, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations not only highlights vocations to priesthood and religious life, but invites the Church to honor the vocation of all Christians given at...
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