Vocations

"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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Survey results

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis, Senior Friars, Support the Friars, Vocations

Fr. John Bok with a parishioner Thank you! ~ We wish to thank everyone who participated in our recent online survey. We received some 600 completed surveys and are grateful for the opinions, insights and ideas shared by…

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Friars share their journey

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Friars tell why they chose to follow St. Francis in a series of videos. “I felt a sense of being home,” Fr. Colin King says of his decision to join the Order of Friars Minor.

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Br. Michael Charron defending families

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Br. Michael Charron, OFM, outside the courthouse Friar student is getting grounded in real-life law ~ In the real world of lawyering, you put on a suit, go to court and try to resolve conflicts. That’s exactly what…

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New Vocations team

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Vocations Director Fr. Page Polk and Associate Director Fr. Richard Goodin The two new faces in the Vocation office are Fr. Page Polk, OFM, Director of Vocations (left) and Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM, Assoc. Director of Vocations (right).  The…

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