We hope that the information provided on these pages will invite you to consider a rewarding, fulfilling life of dedicated service to God's people. Bring along your gifts, talents, and life experiences, and join a movement that for 800 years has been rebuilding and renewing the Church. We look forward to hearing from you, answering questions, and assisting you in discerning your call.
Who Can Be a Franciscan Friar?
A candidate for our way of life is: between 21 and 45 years of age; a citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the U.S.;
in good physical and mental health.
Want to learn more about becoming a Franciscan Friar? Contact one of our 25 regional vocation directors today! Located at ministries throughout the East Coast and Midwest, our regional vocation directors are here to assist you with the discernment process. Their backgrounds are diverse and their ministries are varied – they work in parish ministry, education and campus ministry, diverse urban ministry centers, direct service to the poor, and other nontraditional ministries. All of them bring something different to our Franciscan fraternity.