Becoming A Franciscan
Where do I begin?
- 18-40 years old
- Good Health
- A desire to learn, serve, sacrifice, and share a common life.
To begin your discernment process with the Conventual Franciscans you might want to begin by:
DISCERN WITH A FRIAR
Find the Vocation Director in your area:
Discern With a Friar
We encourage you to contact us if you feel like being a Franciscan friar might be for you. Let us help.
- One or two-year immersion into the Franciscan way
- Common prayer, in-house classes, outreach ministries to the poor and regular participation in Franciscan events
- Reception of the habit
- Novice participates in an experience of “a-year-and-a-day” of deep understanding of his vocation
- Priesthood Candidate: pursues studies as required for ordination
- Brotherhood Candidate: pursues studies or attains experience appropriate for his focus of ministry
So you want to follow Jesus as a disciple. But what does that mean? Is it as a Franciscan Friar? Maybe you are uncertain, but you would like to know more. The Conventual Franciscans are offering retreats for single men, 18 to 40 years old.
While on retreat you will hear from Franciscan brothers and priests, have conversations with our students in formation (seminarians), and experience what our life is like. You will have the time to be in prayer, to partake in fraternity, and learn a bit about the life of Francis of Assisi and his desire to live the Gospel.
The retreat provides an opportunity for reflection on your own call and an encounter with Franciscan Discipleship.
There is no cost for the retreat.