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Friars share their journey

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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“I fell in love with Franciscan community when I was in high school and made a trip to the Franciscan Seminary,” says Fr. Greg Friedman
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“Who am I as a child of God? Who is God asking me to be?” were the thoughts going through Fr. Cliff Hennings’ mind as a young man discerning his life’s calling.
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“You need to discern what you feel called to, drawn to, by the God who sustains your life at every second of your life,” advises Fr. Bob Bruno on finding one’s vocation.
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“When I visited the Franciscans something clicked,” says Fr. Roger Lopez of his search for the right fit in his vocation search.
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“My experience from the very beginning was great. And so I was happy to continue the journey and commit my life to it,” says Fr. Jim Bok of choosing the life of a Franciscan friar.
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“Follow your dream. If you feel a call, talk to someone about it. And be persistent in following it and finding out the truth if this is the vocation for you,” advises Fr. Robert Seay to men considering a religious life.
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How do people discern their calling? Fr. Richard Goodin, Associate Director of Vocations, shares his dreams of helping people walk across the bridge of discernment.

Would you like to talk with us about how you can become a friar?
Contact Fr. Page Polk, OFM, Director of Vocations at fatherpage@franciscan.org
or Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM, at becomeafriar@franciscan.org

Vocations office: 513-542-1082 or 800-827-1082

Learn more online at: franciscan.org/become-a-friar

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