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St. Bonaventure University

Another Way to Discern Your Vocation: Consider Being a Franciscan Volunteer!

By Fr. Mike Duffy, OFM The process of discernment is never a “one size fits all” process of considering God’s call. Prayer, reflection, having a good spiritual director, and talking over questions and concerns with the Vocation Director are all important. But some young people...
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Formation: Student Friars Gather in Maryland for Prayer, Talks, Sharing

by Fr. Dominic Monti, OFM Most of the men in initial formation for Franciscan life and ministry in Holy Name Province gathered Jan. 6 to 9 for the annual intersession program at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, Md. The purpose of the program,...
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A Day in the Life of a Friar: A Mountain Ministry

By Wendy Healy A ministry outdoors may not immediately come to mind when considering religious life but that is part of what Br. Kevin Kriso, OFM, does at an outdoor ministry and mountain retreat in Western New York. Br. Kevin has always had an affinity for the outdoors, so when...
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The End As We Know It

By Casey Cole After nearly nine months of attending workshops, meeting friars, ministering, praying, reflecting, and so on and so forth, the postulancy year is just about over… Well, with the exception of the final three months we have yet to complete. With all the goodbyes we’ve...
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My Vocation Story

By Stephen DeWitt, OFM I first got a glimpse of what it means to be Franciscan through my parents who have been members of the Secular Franciscan Order for almost 30 years. From them I learned who St. Francis was and began to know and love the ideals by which he lived his life....
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Utilizing My Talents for God’s Work

God has given each of us a unique set of talents. In this reflection, student friar Br. Michael Reyes, OFM, relates how he shares his artistic talents with children in a parish program. We’d love to hear from you! What are some of the talents that you have and how do you...
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Remember Father Harry

Harry Monaco, OFM, died Dec. 5 at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Md., after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 48 years old, a professed Franciscan for nine years and a priest for two. Below is a reflection entitled “Remember Father Harry” by Br. Kevin Kriso,...
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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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St. Bonaventure: Doctor of the Church

The feast of St. Bonaventure is celebrated on July 15. Below is a reflection on one of the most influential saints in Franciscan and Church history by Br. Ed Coughlin, OFM, of St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.  We invite you to share your thoughts on St. Bonaventure...
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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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