Vocations

WHERE DO I BEGIN?

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Single
  • Catholic
  • Male
  • 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:

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VOCATION RETREAT

Interested in attending a vocation retreat? We have several dates for you to choose from.

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FRANCISCAN FORMATION

1

POSTULANCY

Introduction

  • 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

2

NOVITIATE

Incorporation

  • Reception of the habit
  • Novice participates in an experience of “a-year-and-a-day” of deep understanding of his vocation

3

POST-NOVITIATE

Integration

  • Priesthood Candidate: pursues studies as required for ordination
  • Brotherhood Candidate: pursues studies or attains experience appropriate for his focus of ministry
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