Vocations

Meet the new novices

Vocations

A joyful band of brothers Eleven men were received into the Order of Friars Minor as novices on Aug. 1, 2019 during the US-6 Chapter of Mats in Denver. In the video above, the men share their reactions to…

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Sign prompted dream to become a friar.

Vocations

Our newest postulant was prompted to follow his dream when he saw this sign at the St. Anthony Shrine. “This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do what he has promised.”

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Getting to know Raphael Ozoude

Vocations

Br. Raphael Ozoude Raphael is in his second year–the novitiate year–with the Province of St. John the Baptist. He is from Lagos, Nigeria, where his parents live and have been living since before he was born. Raphael explains that…

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Getting to know Br. Matt Ryan

Vocations

Br. Matt Ryan looks out a window at the Franciscan International Novitiate in Santa Barbara, CA Br. Matt is from Covington, KY, and he entered the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor in August of 2017. 1) What attracted you…

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"What the Franciscans Taught Me": An interview with a Former Seminarian.

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

The Walking Pilgrimage of summer 2009 (L-R) Cliff Hennings, Richard Goodin, Josh Van Cleef, Roger Lopez, and Fr. Mark Soehner. Joshua Van Cleef entered the Franciscan postulancy program with the Province of St. John the Baptist in 2007. He…

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Fr. Richard on local TV

Saint Francis, Vocations

Fr. Richard on local 12 TV talks about the importance of social media with anchor Rob Braun. Religious Orders using social media to attract new candidates. Religious vocations throughout the United States have been increasing in the last few…

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Our future friars need your support

Vocations

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner with Br. John “YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.” –Hebrews 7:17 Men on the road to priesthood or brotherhood embrace the unknown as they enter Franciscan formation. They leave the…

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Br. Casey Cole visits Cincinnati

Vocations

Called Mission Tour Br. Casey Cole, OFM, is on a 9,000-mile road trip. At mile marker 6641, he arrived in Cincinnati to visit Franciscan Media, The St. Anthony Center, St. Francis Seraph Ministries, and St.…

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NBC Left Field features our Fr. Richard Goodin

Vocations

Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM Fr. Richard Goodin, Director of Vocations, is one of two young religious featured in “More Young Christians Heed Call to Become Priests And Nuns”, a video produced by NBC Left Field. According to Reporter…

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How do you become a friar?

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Is God calling you? ~ Fr. Richard Goodin, Director of Vocations, is here to help you with the process of becoming a friar. In a new series of videos Fr. Richard maps out the process. The first…

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