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Be A Franciscan
For over 800 years, people have been following the way of St. Francis of Assisi, joyfully bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people all over the world!

Is God calling you to become a Franciscan – maybe a friar, a sister, a secular, or a Third Order Regular?

The Franciscan family is global and incredibly diverse.

We invite all men and women to consider a vocation to the Franciscans!

Browse through the videos below to learn more about Franciscan life

Prayer for Discernment

“Most high, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me, Lord, a correct faith, a certain hope, a perfect charity, insight and wisdom, so that I may carry out Your holy and true command.” — St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi founded three orders. To learn more and to see how these Franciscan orders originated and later developed, click here.

As a starting point, we welcome and encourage you to speak with one of our friars (or contact them using the form below): Fr. John O’Connor, OFM, Br. Henry Fulmer, OFM, or Fr. John Heffernan, OFM. They can help to get you in touch with the right people as you start your process of discernment.


For more information on becoming a Franciscan, please contact Fr. John O’Connor, OFM:

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